ZEUGMA

DANCE

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

ZEUGMA DANCE  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 DANCE is a professional company whose signature style is rooted in the Quebec step dancing which is fused with percussive dance and contemporary movement, 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), (2004), Hypertension (2005), Rapaillé (2008), Sokalo (2012), Sens (2013), R (2014), VII (2015), Cube (2015), Remix (2016) and Aube (2018), as well as the collective coproduction Muses (2017). ZEUGMA DANCE is currently developing two new choreographic works: Errances and Mémoires.

CUBE
CUBE

Photo : Romain Lorraine

CUBE
CUBE

Photo : Romain Lorraine

CUBE
CUBE

Photo Claude Guigon

CUBE
CUBE

Photo : Romain Lorraine

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CUBE-2015

PERCUSSIVE DANCE
(youth and general audience)

CHOREOGRAPHY

Frédérique-Annie Robitaille and Yaëlle Azoulay,
with invaluable collaboration from the performers

SOUND  Patrick Dugas

PERFORMERS

Sébastien Chalumeau, Maxime Éthier, Chloé Hart and Louis Roy
UNDERSTUDIES

Jonathan C.-Rousseau, Audrey Gaussiran, Vincent-Nicolas Provencher, Gabriel St-Pierre and Antoine Turmine

STYLIST  Yaëlle Azoulay

SCENOGRAPHY  Louis Gloutnez, Michel Forget and Olivier Arseneault

Discover a brand-new playground for percussive dance ! Created by Canadian dance phenomenon ZEUGMA DANCE, their first in situ creation entitled Cube takes dance out of the theatre and onto the streets.

Feel the rhythm and enjoy the buzz as four dancers and percussionists create a seemingly spontaneous show inspired by the space and spectators around them, transforming their environment, moving from a free and exploded space to a constraining structure. This compression of space will influence the gestural vocabulary

of the performers as much as the emotional charge conveyed.

Power and resilience are at the heart of this percussive work that drives reflection on the ability of humans to face adversity.

DURATION : 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

AUBE
AUBE

Photo : Jodey Hopfinger

AUBE
AUBE

Photo : Romain Lorraine

AUBE
AUBE

Photo : Jodey Hopfinger

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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  Stéphanie Boulay, Lisandre Bourdages,

Audrey Gaussiran and Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa 

UNDERSTUDIES  Chloé Hart, Anne-Marie Kirouac

and Eliane Viens-Synnot
REHEARSAL DIRECTOR  Michèle Bastien

COSTUMES  Jeanne Dupré

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR  Michèle Bastien

SCENOGRAPHY  Olivier Arseneault, Mario Boucher

and Atelier Laboutique

MOVEMENT  Frédérique-Annie Robitaille

with the valuable collaboration of the performers

ORIGINAL MUSIC  Joannie Labelle

ARTISTIC ADVISOR  Dominic Desrochers

PERFORMERS  Stéphanie Boulay, Lisandre Bourdages,

Audrey Gaussiran and Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa 

UNDERSTUDIES  Chloé Hart, Anne-Marie Kirouac

and Eliane Viens-Synnot
REHEARSAL DIRECTOR  Michèle Bastien

COSTUMES  Jeanne Dupré

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR  Michèle Bastien

SCENOGRAPHY  Olivier Arseneault, Mario Boucher

and Atelier Laboutique

VIDEO TEASER

DURATION : 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 

ZEUGMA DANCE steps into the public sphere with Aube, a dramatic yet exciting choreographic work that has audiences experiencing percussive dance as they never have before !

Immerse yourself in the powerful rhythms and elegant gestures of four performers who artfully play with the elements that constrain them, all in order to escape their hold. This progressive emancipation transforms the dancers’ space, their gestural vocabulary, and the way they are viewed by onlookers.

Passion and determination are at the core of this percussive dance allegory on how we understand the place of women in the 21st century.

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ERRANCES
ERRANCES

Alexandre Planchot

ERRANCES
ERRANCES

Alexandre Planchot

ERRANCES
ERRANCES

Alexandre Planchot

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  Stéphanie Boulay, Lisandre Bourdages,

Sébastien Chalumeau, Audrey Gaussiran, Chloé Hart, Louis Roy,

Gabriel St-Pierre et Mélissandre T. Bourassa 

UNDERSTUDIES  Joanik Boily-Bédard, Marianne Larose et Vincent-Nicolas Provencher

VOCAL COACHING Julie Beaulieu

COSTUMES  Jeanne Dupré

DURATION : 30 minutes

CREW : 8 Performers + 1 Rehearsal Director +1 Tour Manager

STAGE DIMENSIONS : Width 7m / Depth 30m /
Height 3.5m

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

AUDIENCE SIZE : 200

OUTREACH : 

-talkbacks

-masterclasses.

 

ZEUGMA DANCE enters the public’s heart with Errances inspired by the clever encounter between feminine and masculine energies. Follow the inspiring journey of eight performers who unite in the face of uncertainty to live an epic adventure that will transcend reality itself.


Exhilarating rhythms and poetic images punctuate this choreographic work in which the environment is continually transformed, revealing new places and forms.


Complicity and trust are central to this percussive dance work that contrasts self-knowledge, the fear of the unknown, and the power of unity.

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WHERE TO SEE
ZEUGMA NEXT

Since COVID-19 has affected the entire 20-21 season – Dates will be announced shortly after the cultural field returns to normal.