The artistic and professional training programme in dance (PEFAPDA) is an intensive training programme in movement art. It is a means of acquiring teaching methods as well as specific techniques that contribute to the multidisciplinary and pluricultural contemporary contemporary development of the art of dance and music.
Our program adresses the necessity and urgency of adequately training performing artists – espacially dancers – in the diverse languages of contemporary creation. It also aims to train those who wish to orient themselves toward teaching. Supported by Canadian Heritage, this program is aimed primarily at developing professional and artistic dance and related arts.
Classes are given by Zab Maboungou, accompanied by musicians and professionals afilliated with the compagny and special guest.
Rhythm and voice : Develop the vocal capacity of dancers to support movement.
Ryapda : Rhythms, postures, and alignement for dance.
Repertoire class (rhythmiculture) : Particular aspects of rhythm and movement of rhythmiculture based on specific African traditions.
Rhythm and movement : Body/Space, movement/energy, individual/group : relationship between music and dance.
Drums, voice, percussions : Voice, ryhthm, orchestration and imporivisation.
Theory : Theoretical workshops: African dance sources and contexts, creole and cultural emancipation : Haiti, African island in America, Black Dance, rhythm and gesture.
Foundation class : Basic vocabulary emphasizing the principles of progression (weight, breath, fall, projection).
Advanced class : Traditionnal space and contemporary approach.
Pema : Warm-up class (relaxation, energy exchange, breathing, …)
Chroregrapher’s repertoire : Workshop : Zab Maboungou repertoire / Nyata Nyata compagny
Management and artistic production : workshop : assist with programm coordination, special workshops and show presentation.
If you want to registrer, please send you CV, intention letter and video excerpt at : firstname.lastname@example.org .
The dead line to send your CV, letter and video excerpt is the 4th of June at 5 pm