BIG BANG

Intensive training in contemporary dance

Every year, in collaboration with a teaching team, Stéphanie Decourteille offers two intensive training programs. Each program includes about 357 hours of contemporary dance, contemporary ballet bar and urban dance technical classes, creative laboratories, research and writing laboratories, workshops in anatomy and functional body movement analysis, discussion panels and workshop adressing various subject in the dance world. A program is held 3 days a week, and takes place over a period of 4 months. BIG BANG is an intensive training for artists who want to perfect or acquire an artistic maturity and develop a rich and singular body and artistic language.

Who should apply ?

The training is for artists aged 18 and over, dancers, circus performers, actors / actresses or any other individual with physical and artistic practice. Whether you are self-taught or have previously completed a training program, you must have a solid and developed technical approach to dance, a mature physicality and an evident ease and understanding of movement. BIG BANG is a dance training program open to foreign students.

 

What are the educational objectives?

The BIG BANG team work focus on enable the artist to acquire solid technical tools in dance, to open up and to learn a multitude of artistic, cultural and disciplinary approaches around the body in motion. Throughout the duration of the program, the artist will confront technical and physical challenges. Seeing these challenges through will allow the artist to progressively and naturally let loose, be fully connected with their body and the sensations and emotions that arise throughout the process. This element of authenticity will allow the artist to listen to his or her instinct and recognize the creative freedom within this trust. Through questioning, exchanges, and personalized accompaniment, the artist will develop artistic maturity and his own own body language.

 

What is the content of the training?

Each program of BIG BANG includes technical dance classes (contemporary dance, contemporary ballet bar and urbain dance), partnering workshops, floor work, improvisation, choregoraphic explocation, contact-improvisation, choreographic creation, research and writing labs, workshops in anatomy and functional body movement analysis, discussion panels and workshop adressing various subject in the dance world. 

 

What is the schedule?

The entirety of the program involves 357 hours in class, separated into 4 modules throughout the duration of 17 weeks. Each week of training includes nearly 20 hours of classes and worshops on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Each module entails 90 in class hours. The course schedule has been structured to allow artists to manage their other responsibilities and jobs, all while taking part in an extended program that is both personalized and demanding.

 

What are the dates of the next programs?

PROGRAM #4 - AUTUMN

AUGUST 26 TO DECEMBER 20, 2019

 

Module 1 : August 26 to September 20

Module 2 : September 23 to October 18

Module 3: October 21 to  Novembre 15 

Module 4 : Novembre 18  to December 20

PROGRAMME #5 - WINTER

JANUARY 13 TO MAY 8, 2020

 

Module 1 : January 13 to February 7 

Module 2: February 10 to March 6 

Module 3 : March 9 to April 3

Module 4 : April 6 to May 8

NOTE : The program’s modules are progressive. The course level will intensify from module to module. Depending on your level and individual needs, it is possible to attend only one module throughout the program’s duration. If and when you are selected, the choice is to either attend the program’s entirety or to begin at the time of a later module. Artists who choose to participate in all 4 modules will evidently accomplish a wider variety of knowledge and skills set then one who chooses to attend only one module.

Where is the training held?

 

All classes and workshops are held at  5000 Iberville (door 312) in Montreal. The space of 2000 square feet includes a dressing room, a kitchen, a study room, a bathroom, a space of relaxation or warm-up on a mezzanine and a dancefloor of 1300 feet covered with an Harlequin dance floor 

 

What are the prices?

PRICES FOR PROGRAM #4

- 596$ tx. incl. per module to attend 4 modules (2 384$ for the 4 modules)

- 713$ tx. incl. per module to attend 3 modules (2 139$ for the 3 modules)

- 808$ tx. incl. per module to attend 3 modules (1 616$ for the 3 modules)

- 917$ tx. incl.  to attend 1 module 

 

NOTE :Stéphanie Decourteille Danse is a recognized educational institution. Students who complete the training may be eligible for a tax credit for tuition fees they have paid. 

Next audition 

To attend Big Bang

November 30, 2019 from 1 to 6pm  

5000 Rue Iberville (# 312) Montreal

In order to participate to the audition,

you must send your resume and a short letter of intent to info@stephaniedecourteille.com, before the day of the audition for which you will participate.

 
 

Teaching staff

Stéphanie DECOURTEILLE

 

Founder, teaching director, contemporary dance classes, contemporary ballet barre, improvisation workshops, impro-contact, creative labs,  horeographic workshops and ballet.

Maud MAZO-ROTHENBUHLER

Exchange and debate workshops about

events in the world of dance, career management and support

Alexandra SPICEY LANDÉ 

Urban dance coordinator 

Hip-hop workshops

Lilianne MOUSSA

Anatomy and functional analysis of  the body in danced movement 

Pénélope QUEVILLON

Coordination assistant

Teaching assistant 

Acrobatics techniques workshops

Valérie CHARTIER 

Workout

Sarah BUENO FREDETTE

 

Yoga

Phi NGUYEN

Kung-Fu / Wushu

But also ...

7STAR  - Urban dance / krump

ALEXIA MARTEL - Contemporary dance

BLACK KAT - Waacking

DOMINIQUE SOPHIE  - House 

GUILLAUME BIRON - DJ / Music during classes

GILLES PLOUFFE - Interpretation performance

JEAN DANIEL SENESI - Dramaturgy / clown / voice

LAURIE-ANNE LANGIS - Kalaripayattu

LADY DEVA - Waacking

MARIE-PIERRE LIPPENS - Intervenante  ​(Accompagnement des ateliers d’Improvisation et de partenaire au violon)

MÉLANIE KURLZ IKG - Hip-hop + freestyle hip-hop

P.A.X - Urban dance / free style 

SERGE MANDEVILLE  - Theater performance

SOVAN ROCHON-PROM TEP - Urban dance / breakdance

VENOM - Urban dance / popping / funk style

VICTORIA MACKENZIE - Floorwork
 

 

" Circassienne de formation, mon parcours a tranquillement dévié vers la danse. Mes remises en question quant à ma pratique et à ma relation au mouvement m’ont poussée à suivre d’abord les classes, puis la formation. Je souhaitais progresser techniquement, m’épanouir, comme me mettre en danger. L’accompagnement, l’ouverture et la rigueur que Stéphanie propose m'ont permis de me développer et de m’outiller en tant qu’artiste. Partager en groupe, en petit comité, entourée d’artistes aux bagages singuliers m’a énormément inspirée et stimulée".

Pénélope Quevillon

Finissante - Programmes 1 et 2 

Testimonies

 

Aram DERMENJIAN

Etienne ST-PIERRE

Lauranne FAUBERT-GUAY

Maia THOMLISON

Rameez KARIM

Sofia El IRAKI

Thaîna ROSINVIL

Graduates - Program #3

Graduates - Program #2

Camélia LETENDRE

Etienne St-Pierre

Gabriela JOVIAN-MAZON

Sofia El IRAKI

Lauranne FAUBERT-GUAY

Pénélope QUEVILLON

Graduates - Program #1

Chanel CHEIBAN

Chelsea CHEN

Be HEINTZMAN-HOPE 

Thaîna ROSINVIL

Shanyca ELI-LECONTE

Pénélope QUEVILLON

© 2013 Stéphanie Decourteille - Montréal, Canada    I    Texte : Maud Mazo-Rothenbühler    I    Vidéos : Chad Lavoie   I    Conception : Stéphane Casta 

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