© Ian Robinson


Mar. 8 to 12, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$40 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $95, non-eligible rate)
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 13 people, priority for full week attendance

By registering for a workshop, you agree to cancel your participation if you have symptoms or suspect you may have COVID-19. Please read the Participant Engagement before registering. Thank you!

CONTENT // VIVUS/movement is a class based on concepts from contemporary dance, yoga, voice, and stretching techniques that encourage each participant to awaken their body through new sensations. We will move intuitively, in our own personal way, applying weight, speed, and flow of energy. This experience is an invitation to move without judgement, at one’s own pace, no approach being either right or wrong, allowing our sensations to guide us. Above all we will seek pleasure, joy, and release. Come with an open mind. For dancers, yogis, those who are curious, and anyone who likes to move!

BIO // James is a contemporary dance artist whose performance career spans over 25 years, most notably with Montreal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard. Since graduating in both Musical Theatre and Dance Programs at Alberta’s Grant MacEwan University in 1998, James has enjoyed performing his own and others choreographic works for international audiences at festivals and theatres all over the world.

In 2009, he and his fellow dancers were awarded a Gemini Award for Best Performance from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for the Chouinard company’s film version of bODY_rEMIX/ les_vARIATIONS_gOLDBErg. In 2016, he was awarded funding from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec (CALQ) to become a certified Gaga teacher and to study with the Batsheva Dance Company under the direction of Ohad Naharin in Tel Aviv, Israel. In addition to choreographing, collaborating, performing, and rehearsal directing for other artists across Canada, James travels frequently to share his passion of movement to students of all levels as a guest teacher in various dance institutions, schools, movement facilities and universities.


All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training. There is a regular rate, and a rate subsidized by Emploi-Québec.

Who has to pay the full rate (regular)?
– People residing outside of Montreal Island
– Full-time or foreign students

To benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec, you must:
– Live on the island of Montreal (civic address)
– Be an artist or cultural professional
– Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or temporary foreign worker with a work permit (open or closed)

Are accepted: Part-time students, Employment Insurance (EI) or Income Assistance (IA) recipients (please notify your agent at Services Canada or MTESS).

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

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.