POSTPONED: KATYA MONTAIGNAC & ANGÉLIQUE WILLKIE (MTL) — Dramaturgy Club

Jan. 10 to 14, 2022 — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
Open to artists of all disciplines
Language of instruction: French and English
Capacity: 20 people — priority for full week attendance


This training, offered by Studio 303 in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse, is made possible through the financial support of the Government of Quebec.

CONTENT // Based on dialogue between Katya Montaignac and Angélique Willkie, Dramaturgy Club proposes a space of exchange both performative and reflective, centered around practices involving the body in motion. Collective cartographies, sharing of readings, practical explorations, this workshop offers a space of co-construction of the knowledge of dramaturgy as a tool of creation. 

The workshops proposes the following avenues of reflection: 
– Dramaturgy as relational mode (anchored in an ecology of creation) 
– Political dimension of dramaturgical relationship: how to create / collaborate together (according to which basis / models that exist or to be constantly re-invented ?) 
– Questioning the role of the dramaturge (what exactly does dramaturge “mean”)
– Reassessing our relationships to time and to work (dramaturgy as vector of deconstructions and transformations)

ACCESSIBILITY // Each day will be a combination of group discussions and performative exercises involving the body in motion. The discussions will be supported by readings and testimonials. The exercises will be invitations to exchange and could easily be adapted according to the physical capacities of each participant and according to their inspiration and mood.

BIO // As dance artist and dramaturge, Katya creates and collaborates on choreographic projects that she likes to call “unidentified dancing objects”. Through in situ and participative works, in(ter)disciplinary seminars and performative banquets, her approach engages in a practice of invitation and dialogue through the use of a diversity of bodies and voices (Pluton and ATTABLER with La 2e Porte à Gauche, Trib’impro, Spoon with Nicolas Cantin, MashOFF with Axelle Munezero and Martine Bruneau, Nous (ne) sommes (pas) tous des danseurs with Sophie Corriveau, La Pieuvre… ) PhD in arts studies and practices, she teaches and writes about dance (De la glorieuse fragilité : l’Abécédaire ; Tribunes sur la danse).

Performer, singer, pedagogue and dramaturg, Angélique pursued a career in Europe over twenty-five years where she worked with, among others, Alain Platel, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jan Lauwers/Needcompany, and as a singer with the Belgian world-music group, Zap Mama. A dramaturg for dance and circus productions and still performing, Angélique is Associate Professor of Contemporary Dance at Montreal’s Concordia University. Her PhD research focuses on the dramaturgy of the performing body and on decolonial dramaturgies.