CAMILLE BOITEL + SÈVE BERNARD (FR) — WORKSHOP POUR L'INSTANT

Feb. 7 and 8, 2019 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Thu.-Fri.)
$30 with the support of *Emploi-Québec
$17 drop-ins Mon.-Tue. only (unless full)
Open to artists of all disciplines / In French
Capacity: 25 people, priority for full week attendance

In collaboration with La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines and Tohu.
Performance L’homme de Hus at La Chapelle Feb. 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 2019.

Here, it will be about play. Play with anything and everything, from all angles and from beginning to end; without introduction nor conclusion.

Camille Boitel invites you to a meeting through the space. His tool for transmitting knowledge is to share the matter he does not want to know, and to discover new matter through new ignorance. Camille Boitel is a master of the un-mastery. A terrible ”scatter specialist”. For him, accidents are always welcome on stage, because they surprise us, they grab us, they arrive, and everything and everyone should arrive as an accident….

Accident is the precise -precisely-, in the detail of the detailed under no hierarchy of rational. We aren’t talking about randomness here, never, but about a relentless writing of everything through holding on to all those moves. This training will be from the mastery itself, as if Camille Boitel’s pedagogy wasn’t about holding mastery, but about letting mastery teach us on the fly, under and inside the fly, or, in any fly case, to put oneself in a setting of unpreparedness, of loss of control, and not to prove anything whatsoever. We will, of course, speak to each other, but only when we won’t have anything else not to say.

Hence, here. From the now. From the instinct of now, and the instability of an insisting now.

Since the age of twelve, Camille Boitel plays on the stage, on the street, in the daily, and he writes and intertwines play and writing, and merges the two to the point of writing constantly and about everything and in any way but never in the right way and he fails almost every time and ends up failing his own failures that then turn into successes, or his successes into failures, never remembering whether he was trying to fail or succeed, or what was failed or succeeded in all these intertwine of woven failures and abrupt successes, and when he begins to forget how to defend himself from the ones that do, he meets Sève Bernard, who defends the unknown, who defends writing sometimes even from its own writers, an art critic, a scriptwriter, who believes that dancing onstage is ridiculous, she who came out of a prestigious dance school and dances since she was a kid and climbs 18 metres high amongst acrobats from a prestigious circus school and she who persistently thinks that it is strange to do what everyone does just because they do, as if it was enough, and, together, they begin to write, wackily, limitlessly, and live write the matters that have become inseparable, the failed love stories, and the impossible impossibles.


All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at info@studio303.ca. A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve your spot.

Payments – By check, cash, Paypal or credit card on the phone or in person ($1 to $2 fee)

Reimbursement policy– No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

*Emploi-Québec –  With the support of Emploi-Québec. In order to get this rate, participants must be Canadian citizens or permanent resident and live in Québec. Full-time students and social assistance beneficiaries are not eligible to this rate. In case of inadmissibility, you can refer to the non-eligible rate, contact us for questions.

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