• Theatre Junction Grand (map)
  • 608 1 Street Southwest
  • Calgary, AB, T2P 1M7
  • Canada

FREE
Attending | Professional Community
Focus | Repertory & Creative Process


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: 

Frédérick Gravel’s workshops are always related to his current choreographic research. This workshop will focus on an athletic and explosive body technique, on bringing the dancer’s attention to the present moment, and on accidents and risk management. Frédérick also takes interest in the dancers’ sensibility towards their presence on stage. He aspires to find a sort of dramaturgy of presence and is attentive to the relationship between dancers, in pairs or in groups. He will also share his improvisation tools in duet.

BIOGRAPHY:

The choreographer, dancer, musician and lighting designer Frédérick Gravel turns the structures of choreography upside down, merging into his work various elements from rock and performance art. Advocating the intermingling of cultures and disciplines, the works of Frédérick Gravel are created in close collaboration with all members of Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup (GAG), a shifting collective of dancers and musicians .

His productions Gravel Works (2009), Tout se pète la gueule, chérie (2010), Usually Beauty Fails (2012) have received great national and international reviews. He co-created with the author Étienne Lepage Ainsi parlait... (2013) and Logique du pire (2016). In February 2015, he revisited the cabaret style at Usine C, presenting Cabaret Gravel with 20 guest artists, including Dear Criminals and the Molinari Quartet. Always present where least expected, he collaborated with Pierre Lapointe on Mutantès (2008).

More and more active as a teacher, Frédérick Gravel regularly gives creative workshops as well as teaching at CÉGEP Saint-Hyacinthe’s theater department, at Université du Québec à Montréal and at l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal.