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

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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

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CUBE
CUBE

Photo : Vitor Munhoz

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CUBE
CUBE

Photo Claude Guigon

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CUBE
CUBE

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CUBE - 2015

PERCUSSIVE DANCE

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, Bruno Martinez Gamiz, Vincent Nicolas Provencher and Louis Roy

UNDERSTUDY: Maxime Éthier et Vincent-Nicolas Provencher

COSTUMES: Yaëlle Azoulay

SCENOGRAPHY: Louis Gloutnez, Michel Forget and Olivier Arseneault

VIDEO:  Philippe Meunier

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 intensifi es 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.

"More than 200 representations across 3 continents !"

DURATION  30 minutes
CREW 4 performers + 1 choreographer + 1 tour manager
SET-UP 45 minutes
STAGE DIMENSIONS

Width 7m / Depth 9m / Height 3.5m

Width 23ft / Depth 29ft / Height 12ft
AUDIENCE SIZE 150 to 200
OUTREACH
- Talkbacks 
- Masterclasses 
- School workshops (in person or virtual live) offered

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AUBE
AUBE

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AUBE
AUBE

Photo : Jodey Hopfinger

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AUBE

Photo : Romain Lorraine

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AUBE

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AUBE - 2018

PERCUSSIVE DANCE
 

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 and Regina Reichherzer

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR:  Sophie Lavigne

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

COSTUMES: Jeanne Dupré

SCENOGRAPHY: Mario Boucher and Olivier Arseneault

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Mario Boucher

DURATION 30 minutes
CREW 4 performers + 1 choreographer + 1 tour manager
SET-UP 90 minutes
STAGE DIMENSIONS

Width 5m / Depth 5m / Height 3.5m

Width 16ft / Depth 16ft / Height 12ft
AUDIENCE SIZE 150 to 200
OUTREACH
- Talkbacks 
- Masterclasses 
- School workshops (in person or virtual live) offered

 

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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 affi nity for each other, the four dancers 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.

An intelligent and captivating choreographic work.

- La Déferlente, France

ERRANCES
ERRANCES

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ERRANCES
ERRANCES

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ERRANCES
ERRANCES

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ERRANCES - 2022

PERCUSSIVE DANCE

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, Rachel Carignan, Sébastien Chalumeau, Chloe Hart, Marianne Larose,

Bruno Martinez Gamiz, Regina Reichherzer and Louis Roy

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

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR: Sophie Lavigne

COSTUMES: Jeanne Duprét

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Mario Boucher

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ZEUGMA DANSE presents Errances, a new site-adaptive work created by our co-artistic director Frédérique-Annie Robitaille, to the uplifting rhythms of Joannie Labelle. Errances depicts how cooperation between individuals can act as a catalyst for change. Performed by eight dancers and musicians, this new work, imbued with explosive energy, both vibrant and moving, unfolds like a fresco expressing the best that humans have to offer.

 

An odyssey of the internal, uniting the dancers on a journey to self-discovery. 

Not all those who wander are lost.

- J.R.R. Tolkien

DURATION 35 minutes
CREW 8 performers + 1 technician + 1 production director
           + 1 tour manager
SET-UP 90 minutes
STAGE DIMENSIONS

Width 10m / Depth 30m / Height 3.5m

Width 30ft / Depth 100ft / Height 12ft
AUDIENCE SIZE 200 to 300
OUTREACH
- Talkbacks 
- Masterclasses 
- School workshops (in person or virtual live) offered

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WHERE TO SEE
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