April 15th to 19th, 2024 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (Mon.-Fri.)
Full week rate : $85
Drop-in class rate : $25 (available one month prior)
Language of instruction : English and French
Questions can also be asked in : French and English
Open to artists of all disciplines
Throughout this workshop, participants will play with objects through tasks, restrictions and scores based on the working methodology developed by Nien Tzu and Émile in their creation More-than-Things (2022). We will explore touch, listening, improvisation and composition.
The participants can adapt the prompts to fit their needs and make the workshop more accessible for themselves.
Emile Pineault is a choreographer, performer and curator based in Montréal, first known as Tiohtiá:ke in Kanyen’kéha and Mooniyang in Anishinaabemowin. Through a multidisciplinary practice rooted in body-based research and performance, his work explores desire, sexualities and sensorialities. Bodies and objects mingle and become heaps of textures, shapes, sounds, vibrations, narratives and affects. He develops choreographies which oscillate between, on the one hand, messiness, clumsiness, and unruliness, and on the other hand, intense textures, exacerbated physicalities and a deep sensuality. He composes his creations like sensory poems and he uses duration and repetition to destabilize the relationship with the audience.
Nien Tzu Weng is a Taiwanese-Canadian interdisciplinary dance artist and lighting designer based in Montreal. She aims to build bridges between disciplines, pursuing an experimental approach to contemporary performance, and a laboratory based approach to lighting design. She uses light and multimedia in order to play with perspective, perceiving performance as a process of transmitting dialogues between inner and outer space.