Photo credit: Sylvie Tourangeau par Manoushka Larouche

FULL :SYLVIE TOURANGEAU — How is your sense of the performative?

April 24 to 28, 2023 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
Full week rate: 115$ with Services Québec support / 385$ regular rate
*Drop-in class rate: 
n/a – full week registration only
Language of instruction: French
Questions can also be answered in English
: 12 people, priority for full week attendance
Open to artists of all disciplines

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!

Sylvie Tourangeau proposes this training focused on the personalization of your performative actions in different contexts and registers of attitude and presence. The focus will be on the nature of your creative motivations, the awareness of what inhabits you and differentiates you, the clarity of your on-the-spot decision-making as well as the transformative effect generated by your commitment to each of the actions you take. Through a learning process consisting of practical exercises, situational exercises, concrete experiences in urban space, “presentations” with instructions, and active feedback, participants will experience the full potential of their sense of performativity, regardless of the specificities of their art forms.

The training includes individual work periods during which participants can work according to their abilities. For some exercises new alternatives can be suggested according to the needs of each participant. This hands-on workshop requires a certain physicality without exceeding your limits. This training based on authenticity of presence can generate some intense emotions. There is also feedback in small and large groups.

In performance art since 1978, Sylvie Tourangeau (artist, author, workshop facilitator and curator) is considered a pioneer of performance art in Canada. She published with the TouVA collective in 2017 the bilingual book about the performative Le 7e Sens. She founded the interdisciplinary training space Espace Sylvie Tourangeau, (Joliette 1995 to 2007) and developed a place for personalized coaching, artist residencies, workshops in the heart of Quebec’s built heritage, La maison aux volets jaunes (2015-2017), La nouvelle maison jaune (2018-2022). Since 2023, she offers the same activities near the Parc des Chutes, in Quebec City.