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ZEUGMA

DANCE

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

« 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

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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.

ZEUGMA DANCE  team

CUBE-2015

PERCUSSIVE DANCE

CHOREOGRAPHY

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

SOUND
Patrick Dugas

PERFORMERS

Jonathan C.-Rousseau, Sébastien Chalumeau, Maxime Éthier,

Audrey Gaussiran, Chloé Hart, Vincent-Nicolas Provencher,

Louis Roy, Antoine Turmine

STYLIST

Yaëlle Azoulay

SCENOGRAPHY

Louis Gloutnez, Michel Forget and Olivier Arseneault

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DURATION : 30 minutes

CREW :4 performers, 1 rehearsal director, 1 tour manager

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS : Performing area of 7m x 9m, without slope. Height clearance 3,5m.
OUTREACH : ZEUGMA DANCE offers multiple cultural mediation activities ranging from talkback to master classes.

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.

« 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-2018

PERCUSSIVE DANCE

MOVEMENT

Frédérique-Annie Robitaille

with the valuable collaboration of the performers

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Joannie Labelle

ARTISTIC ADVISOR

Dominic Desrochers

PERFORMERS

Stéphanie Boulay, Lisandre Bourdage, Audrey Gaussiran,

Chloé Hart, Anne-Marie Kirouac, Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa,

Eliane Viens-Synnot

UNDERSTUDY

Stéphanie Boulay, Lisandre Bourdages and Anne-Marie Kirouac

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR

Michèle Bastien

COSTUMES

Camilhe Couton

SCENOGRAPHY

Olivier Arseneault, Mario Boucher and Atelier Laboutique

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.

DURATION : 30 minutes

CREW : 4 performers, 1 rehearsal director, 1 tour manager

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS :

Performing area of 5m x 5m, without slope.
Height clearance 3,5m.

OUTREACH : ZEUGMA DANCE offers multiple cultural mediation activities ranging from talkback to master classes.

WHERE TO SEE
ZEUGMA NEXT

AUBE

28th September

Les Journées de la culture - Théâtre Hector-Charland

Joliette, Quebec
www.hector-charland.com

CUBE | 2020 TOUR
April 20-21-22-23-24-27-28-29-30
May 1-4-5, 19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29
(more info to come)