ZEUGMA
DANSE

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« A true dance phenomenon, ZEUGMA DANSE combines step dancing and percussive dance with contemporary dance, creating an explosive movement vocabulary and a distinctive choreographic identity. »

ZEUGMA DANSE  team

« A refreshing gust of wind that sends categories flying in all directions and turns standard definitions of dance styles on their head. ZEUGMA embodies what we forget is at the very core of creation: inventing what doesn’t yet exist. »

- Émilie Coulombe, Les méconnus

ZEUGMA DANSE is a professional company whose signature style is rooted in the Quebec’s percussive dance tradition which is fused with contemporary dance, creating an explosive movement vocabulary and a distinctive choreographic identity.

 

Active since 2001 on the national and international stage, the company has 12 works in its repertoire: Chantier (2003), Zó (2004), Hypertension (2005), Rapaillé (2008), Sokalo (2012), Sens (2013), R (2014), VII (2015), Cube (2015), Remix (2016), Aube (2018) and Errances (2021), as well as the collective coproduction Muses (2017) and Grand Quadrille (2022). ZEUGMA DANSE is currently developing several choreographic works.

CUBE
CUBE

Photo : Romain Lorraine

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CUBE
CUBE

Photo : Romain Lorraine

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CUBE
CUBE

Photo Claude Guigon

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CUBE

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CUBE-2015

PERCUSSIVE DANCE
(youth and general audience)

MOVEMENT | Frédérique-Annie Robitaille and Yaëlle Azoulay with precious help from the performers

RHYTMICAL ENVIRONMENT |  Patrick Dugas

PERFORMERS DURING CREATION | Olivier Arseneault, Patrick Dugas, Philippe Meunier, Antoine Turmine, Ian Yaworski

PERFORMERS ON TOUR | Sébastien Chalumeau, Chloe Hart, Bruno Martinez Gamiz and Louis Roy

UNDERSTUDY | Maxime Éthier et Vincent-Nicolas Provencher

COSTUMES | Yaëlle Azoulay

SCENOGRAPHY | Louis Gloutnez, Michel Forget and Olivier Arseneault

VIDEO |  Philippe Meunier

PHOTOS | Vitor Munhoz

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | Mario Boucher

With Cube, ZEUGMA DANSE moves into the public space, creating a new habitat for percussive dance in proximity to the audience.

In this unique performance, four dancer-percussionists, propelled by driving rhythms, must adapt to a constantly changing environment. Beginning as expansive, the space gradually shrinks until it is compacted and restrained. The mounting pressure transforms the physical vocabulary of the performers and intensifies the emotional charge of the audience.

Strength and resilience are at the heart of this vivacious work that celebrates the capacity of humankind to adapt in the face of adversity.

While Cube can be presented as a stand-alone piece, it is also one of the chapters in the company’s trilogy of site-adaptive works.

DURATION :  approx. 30 minutes

CREW : 4 Performers + 1 Rehearsal Director + 1 Tour Manager

STAGE DIMENSIONS : Width 23' / Depth 30' / Height 12' of clearance without slope (7m x 9m x 3,5m)

SET-UP : 1h30 (includes arrival of artists)
AUDIENCE SIZE : 150

OUTREACH : 

-talkbacks

-masterclasses.

-a virtual masterclass and demonstration is available for school districts

VIEW COMPLETE TECHNICAL RIDER

VIEW PRESENTATION DOCUMENT

VIEW STUDY GUIDE (IN FRENCH)

VIEW VIRTUAL WORKSHOP PRESENTATION

'' This ZEUGMA performance was a must-see. A stunning show blending dance and percussion. The audience quickly let itself be swept up in this powerful and surprising performance. ''

- Sophie Delafontaine, Ouest France, May 2019

AUBE
AUBE

Photo : Jodey Hopfinger

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AUBE
AUBE

Photo : Jodey Hopfinger

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AUBE
AUBE

Photo : Romain Lorraine

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AUBE

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AUBE-2018

PERCUSSIVE DANCE
(youth andgeneral audience)

AUBE-2018

PERCUSSIVE DANCE
(youth andgeneral audience)

MOVEMENT | Frédérique-Annie Robitaille with the valuable collaboration of the performers 

ORIGINAL MUSIC | Joannie Labelle

ARTISTIC ADVISOR | Dominic Desrochers

PERFORMERS DURING CREATION | Sarah Bronsard, Audrey Gaussiran, Joannie Labelle et Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa

PERFORMERS ON TOUR | Stéphanie Boulay, Rachel Carignan, Chloe Hart et Régina Reichherzer

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR  Sophie Lavigne

UNDERSTUDY | Audrey Gaussiran, Marianne Larose et Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa

COSTUMES | Jeanne Dupré

SCENOGRAPHY | Mario Boucher and Olivier Arseneault

PHOTOS |  Svetla Atanasova, Jackie Hopfinger et Romain Lorraine  GRAPHIC ARTIST | Fabienne Baron

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | Mario Boucher

In Aube, the company once again moves into the public space, in an exploration of passion, resistance and emancipation. 

Empowered by bold rhythms, precise gestures, dynamic voices, and their affinity for each other, the four dancer-percussionists skillfully navigate obstacles and constraints, collectively engineering an escape and subsequent celebration. Their gradual liberation transforms their space and physicality, as well as the gaze to which they are subjected.

Intricate and enthralling, Aube is an homage to determined women, united in a struggle against limitation.

While Aube can be presented as a stand-alone piece, i it is also one of the chapters in the company’s trilogy of site-adaptive works.

DURATION :  approx. 30 minutes

CREW : 4 Performers + 1 Rehearsal Director +1 Tour Manager

STAGE DIMENSIONS : Width 16.5' / Depth 16.5' / Height 12' of clearance without slope (5m x 5m x 3,5m)

SET-UP : 1h30 (includes arrival of artists)

AUDIENCE SIZE : 150

OUTREACH : 

-talkbacks

-masterclasses.

-a virtual masterclass and demonstration is available for school districts

 

VIEW COMPLETE  TECHNCAL RIDER

VIEW PRESENTATION DOCUMENT

VIEW STUDY GUIDE (IN FRENCH)

VIEW VIRTUAL WORKSHOP PRESENTATION 

'' A refreshing gust of wind that sends categories flying in all directions and turns standard definitions of dance styles on their head. Zeugma embodies what we forget is at the very core of creation : inventing what doesn’t yet exist.''

- Émilie Coulombe, Les méconnus

ERRANCES
ERRANCES

Alexandre Planchot

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ERRANCES
ERRANCES

Alexandre Planchot

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ERRANCES
ERRANCES

Alexandre Planchot

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ERRANCES
ERRANCES

Alexandre Planchot

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ERRANCES-2021

PERCUSSIVE DANCE
(youth and general audience)

MOVEMENT | Frédérique-Annie Robitaille with the valuable collaboration of the performers

ORIGINAL MUSIC | Joannie Labelle

ARTISTIC ADVISOR | Dominic Desrochers

PERFORMERS DURING CREATION | Sarah Bronsard, Stéphanie Boulay, Rachel Carignan, Sébastien Chalumeau, Maxime Éthier, Audrey Gaussiran, Chloe Hart, Joannie Labelle, Marianne Larose, Bruno Martinez Gamiz, Vincent-Nicolas Provencher, Regina Reichherzer, Louis Roy, Gabriel Saint-Pierre, Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa, Antoine Turmine et Éliane Viens-Synnott

PERFORMERS ON TOUR | Stéphanie Boulay, Sébastien Chalumeau, Rachel Carignan, Chloe Hart, Marianne Larose, Bruno Martinez Gamiz, Régina Reichherzer et Louis Roy

UNDERSTUDY | Audrey Gaussiran, Vincent-Nicolas Provencher et Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR | Sophie Lavigne

COSTUMES | Jeanne Dupré

PHOTOS |  Alexandre Planchot

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | Mario Boucher

Errances...And if, over the course of our lives, each of us wanders an inner path that, subjected to questions and uncertainties, constantly deviates, revealing new and unexpected parts of ourselves.

 

In Errances, the company’s latest percussive dance production, the creative team explores how fragility can act as a catalyst for change. Errances is an odyssey of the internal, uniting the dancers on a journey to self-discovery. Together, they are able to surpass themselves, individually gaining strength from the collective.

 

After illustrating the capacity of humankind to adapt in the face of adversity in Cube, and celebrating determined women, united against limitation in Aube, Errances brings together the cast of both pieces to form the final chapter of a trilogy of site-adaptive works.

While Errances can be presented as a stand-alone piece, it is also the last chapter of the company’s trilogy of site-adaptive works.

DURATION : approx. 35 minutes

CREW : 8 performers + 1 rehearsal director/technician + 1 tour manager

PERFORMANCE AREA : Width 23’ / Depth 98' / Height 12' of clearance without slope (7m x 30m x 3,5m)

SET-UP : 1h30 (includes the arrival of the artists)

AUDIENCE SIZE : 200

OUTREACH : -

- talkbacks 

- masterclasses.

- a virtual masterclass and demonstration is available for school districts

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