Michele Febvre par Claudia Chan Tak

NICOLAS CANTIN (FR) — Body/Thought/Presence: a Workshop

FULL – Jan. 18 + 19, 2020 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.), break from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
$60 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $130, non-eligible rate)
No drop-ins
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 12 people, priority for full week attendance

In this fast-paced world, where global upheaval runs rampant, the artist is a satellite dish, a seismograph taking the pulse of its surroundings. In this workshop, we play with matter that wants to go back to its roots. We start from simple propositions, back to the basics of our intimate constitution. How does a body move? How to rediscover it through our inner child? Is the body material like any other, a kind of origami that can be folded and unfolded to grasp its essence? In the age of augmented reality and driver-less cars, does it incarnate an archaic yet political dimension? Can we touch through body mechanics, or pushing this logic to its extremities, through a metaphysical dimension?

Trained at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Avignon, Nicolas Cantin has spent a lot of time improvising. His love of performance was nourished in great part by Mario Gonzales, Philippe Hottier and Tapa Sudana. Trained in clown and mask, Nicolas Cantin stands at the threshold of genres. It is with Mygale, Belle manière and Grand singe, a trilogy grouped under the title Trois romances, that he made his mark in Montreal. He made brief appearances on stage with Glass House and Falaise before dancing for Frédérick Gravel in Tout se pète la gueule, chérie. He co-create the circus solo Patinoire for Les 7 doigts de la main and directed the students of the National Circus School of Montreal and the National Theatre School. He has been artist in residence at L’L (Brussels), Montevideo (Marseille) and Usine C (Montreal). With support from these institutions, he developed Cheese and Klumzy. His latest creation, Spoon, is performed by two children aged 9 and 12.

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

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at info@studio303.ca. To reserve your spot, payment is required 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.

Payments – check, cash, credit card (3% fee) or by Interac transfer (write to info@studio303.ca for procedures)

Who can benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec?
– Artists or cultural professionals, Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in Montreal
– Foreign workers with a temporary work permit living in Montreal
– Employment Insurance or social assistance recipients are welcome (please notify your agent at Service Canada or MTESS)

– Part-time students

 Who has to pay the full rate?
– People residing outside Montreal
– Full-time or foreign students

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

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