Photo + collage credit: Lara Oundjian


Mar. 8 to 12, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$75 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $205, 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 // In this workshop we will…
Work with the experience of synesthesia, the criss-crossing of the senses
Open ourselves to sensation
Move from auditory, visual, haptic, olfactory, and verbal information
Tap into physic realms
Develop kinaesthetic empathy
Practice solo, partner and group work where we touch and are touched at a distance.
Practice scores and rituals that generate dances, writings, and drawings
Translate our writings into dancing and our dancing into writing.

To support this we will…
Wake up our proprioceptive skills
Practice energy cultivation techniques
Be contemplative, intuitive, soft, dynamic, and sweaty
Practice emergent compositional tools involving rhythm and texture and __
Prioritize pleasure.

BIO // Lara Oundjian is a choreographer and dancer, based in Montreal since 2009. She is a shapeshifter,  a research junkie, a lover of practice sharing, a skill chaser, and DIY experimenter. Transformation is the underlying event of her practice, the recurring ghost of her fascinations. She approaches dance as a practice of relationality, and the body as a porous entity dynamically entangled with its environment. She attends to the sensorial in order to observe both the magic of the quotidian, and the materiality of the spectacular.

Lara has a BA in Film Studies from McGill University, and followed an auto-didactic training in choreography, contemporary dance, and somatic practices in Berlin, Stockholm and Montreal. She has presented her choreographic work officially and unofficially at Theatre La Chapelle, the Darling Foundry, Tangente, and OFFTA. She has danced for, with, and alongside Louise Michel Jackson, Justin de Luna, Maria Kefirova, Chloë Lum, Yannick Desranleau, Hanna Sybille Müller, Erin Robinsong, Nien Tzu Weng and Eryn Tempest.

Lara was a resident artist at the Third Floor Projects at Usine C from 2019-2020 and is a resident artist at La Serre from 2020-2021.


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.