Denis Martin

PAUL CHAMBERS [CHA collective] (MTL) — Lighting Design Lab

Jan. 6 to 10, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$100 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $280, non-eligible rate)
No drop-ins

Open to artists of all disciplines with knowledge of lighting design / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 14 people
This workshop will take place at the Agora de la danse in the Orange Space (1st floor), 1435, rue De Bleury, Montréal, QC H3A 2H7, Metro Place-des-Arts

This workshop is for artists interested in the creative process used by CHA collective [Paul Chambers + David-Alexandre Chabot] to create interdisciplinary works. This workshop provides participants with a forum for exploration and for the study of the process and principles of design in the performing arts. Participants will learn methods to elaborate design ideas through research, experimentation & communication to find conceptual clarity. Workshop will focus primarily on lighting, scenic & sound experiments to help develop a method for integrating design aspects to participants’ own work.

Paul Chambers is a Montreal based set & lighting designer. Collaborating on new dance works has always been a priority for him. Teaching workshops has also been an important part of his development as an artist and mentor. At Studio 303 he teaches a yearly lighting design workshop for artists, in addition to teaching aspects of production in dance at Concordia University. From 2008 until 2013 Paul Chambers was Technical Director at Tangente: Laboratoire de Mouvements Contemporains. In 2013 along with fellow designer & educator David-Alexandre Chabot, they inaugurated CHA a design collective aimed at creating & sharing design based works with artists from different disciplines. His recent design credits include work with Public Recordings, 10 Gates Dancing, Audrey Bergeron, Dorian Nuskind-Oder, Benjamin Kamino, Dany Desjardins, Katie Ward, Susanna Hood, Sasha Kleinplatz, Antonija Livingstone, Adam Kinner, Maria Kefirova & Hanako Hashimi Caines, Thierry Huard, Amanda Acorn, Parts & Labour Dance, Lara Kramer Dance, & Destins Croisés.

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

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at 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 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.