Zeugma Danse had the pleasure of partnering with the Dance Department of Collège Montmorency to create a large festive gathering that welcomed nearly 200 participants who came to move to the sound of uplifting music !
Freely inspired by the quadrilles that were danced in Quebec in the last century, this great choreographic laboratory has made it possible to create, to the sound of live music, a choreography as fragmented as it is ephemeral, composed of quadrille figures, dance percussive and contemporary movements.
This grandiose event brought together dance students from Collège Montmorency, Collège Laval and Curé-Antoine-Labelle and Lucien-Pagé high schools, who joined performers from Zeugma Danse and Tissés Serrés danse trad.
The Quadrille Project was presented as part of International Dance Day, Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., on the grounds of Collège Montmorency in Laval, at the intersection of boulevards du Souvenir and de l'Avenir.
MOVEMENT | Sébastien Chalumeau, Frédérique-Annie Robitaille, Louis Roy and Marilyne St-Sauveur with the precious help of all the performers.
ORIGINAL MUSIC * | Cédric Dind-Lavoie. PERFORMERS FOR ZEUGMA DANSE | Árpád-Xavier Bócz, Béatrice Boucher, Stéphanie Boulay, Sébastien Chalumeau, Cédric Dind-Lavoie, Marianne Larose, Bruno Martinez Gamiz, Vincent-Nicolas Provencher, Frédérique-Annie Robitaille, Louis Roy. PRODUCTION DIRECTOR | Frédérique-Annie Robitaille EXECUTIVE PRODUCTERS AND ARTISTIC DIRECTORS | Mario Boucher (Zeugma danse) and Sophie Lavigne (Collège Montmorency) POSTER PICTURE | Elias Djemil Matassov EVENT PICTURES | Denis Martin.
OUR SINCERE THANKS go to the dance students of Collège Montmorency (Marilyne St-Sauveur, teacher), to the members of the dance group of Collège Laval (Catherine Sauriol, teacher), to the students of Curé-Antoine-Labelle high school (Martyne Despaties, teacher) and students from Lucien-Pagé high school (Stéphanie Connors, teacher), as well as the performers of Tissés Serrés danse trad (Louis Roy, artistic director) and members of the Collège Montmorency who followed us in this project.
(*) The soundtrack contains excerpts from Reel du pendu played by Avila Leblanc, Reel des Éboulements played by Maurice Tremblay and Reel Sainte-Anne played by Edmond Savoie. These recordings are taken from the Folklore Archives of Laval University in Quebec.
The realization of the Quadrille Project has benefited from the support of Collège Montmorency, the City of Laval, the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Quebec, the Council of Arts and Letters of Quebec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Fondation from College Montmorency.