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PEFAPDA 

The profesional training and artistic program in dance 

(PEFAPDA)

This 2-year program (4 sessions/year) is aimed at semi-professionals and professionals interested in pursuing an alternative approach attentive to rhythmic cultures and global cultural dynamics.

This 2-year program (4 sessions/year) is aimed at semi-professionals and professionals interested in pursuing an alternative approach attentive to rhythmic cultures and global cultural dynamics.

The goal

Our program responds to the need and urgency to adequately train performing artists – particularly dancers – in the diverse languages of contemporary creation. It also aims to train those who wish to move into teaching. Supported by Canadian Heritage, this program essentially aims to develop dance and the arts related to it on a professional and artistic level.

The structure

Classes are given mainly by Zab Maboungou accompanied by musicians and professionals affiliated with the company, as well as guest teachers. 

Concentration course

Rhythm and voice: Develop dancers’ vocal ability in relation to movement

Rypada: Rhythms, postures and alignment for dance. 

Repertoire class (rhythmiculture):Particular aspect of rhythm and movement of a rhythmic culture based on the specificity of African traditions. 

Rhythms and movement: Body / Space, movement / energy, individual / community: relationship between music and dance.

Drums, voices and percussion: Voices, rhythms, drums, orchestration and improvisation. 

Theory :theoretical workshops: African dance: sources and contexts, creolity and cultural emancipation: Haiti the African island in America, Black Dance, Rhythms and gestures. 

 

Practical lessons

Fundamental class: Basic vocabulary with emphasis on the principles of progression (weight, breath, fall, progression) 

Advanced class: Traditional space and contemporary approach 

PEMA: Warming class (relaxation, energy exchange, breathing, etc.) 

Author directory: Practical workshop: repertoire of Zab Maboungou / Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata 

Artistic management and production: Practical workshop: assistance with program coordination, special workshops and show preparation. 

To register 

Our 2023-24 cohort is complete. We invite you to follow the courses offered to the general public while waiting for the next 2024-25 cohort.

Cohort 2024-25: UPCOMING AUDITIONS

For any information regarding PEFAPDA, please contact us.

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