Dance Lab

From August 11 to 18, 2019

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Application Deadline

April 1, 2019


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Victor Quijada

Choreographer - Dance

August 11 to 18

Choreographer and Artistic Director, RUBBERBANDance Group

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August 11 to 18

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We are pleased to announce an additional one week dance session. In continuation with RubberbanDance’s work at Domaine Forget over the past seven years, the LAB will include workshops based on Victor Quijada’s repertoire, approach and technique, their choreographer and artistic director.

The session, with Victor Quijada and members of the Company, is intended for young professionals as well as for graduates from professional dance schools.

Typical Schedule

AM - Techniques Classes
PM - RBDG Repertory and Choreography Workshop


Victor Quijada’s choreography combines urban, contemporary and classical principles and is influenced by experiences of the street, on stage, and on camera. The RUBBERBAND Method prepares the dancer with exercises that build agility and precision whether dancing on the feet, on the floor or upside down.

Basic principles to be addressed include: the distribution of weight outside of the plum-line axis of the upright skeletal structure; the agility in hand, elbow, and shoulder inversions; and the use of the body and all its surfaces as 3-dimensional and multi-directional carving tools. Participants are introduced to a movement hybrid that is influenced by urban and contemporary dance vocabulary, while emphasizing interpretation, decision-making, use of rhythmic variations and partnering.
This movement approach helps dancers navigate their spines and bodies thru space between vertical and horizontal orientations, and prepares contemporary and classically trained dancers for floor-work commonly associated with break(dance). With the RUBBERBAND Method, dancers will be ready to engage the floor with authority and finesse, while negotiating their body through space using textures that are adapted from urban approaches.

The session includes

  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session. 
  • Free access to le Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the session (Restrictions may apply for certain concerts) 
  • Student evening activities (bonfire, sports activities, tourist outings, movies, yoga etc.)
  • Three meals a day in the Joseph-Rouleau pavilion, which has a large terrace and marvelous view overlooking the St. Lawrence River.
  • Double or quadruple occupancy lodging


Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the registration fee and provide the following material by April 1st.

Scholarship request: check the appropriate box on the application form (step 5) and provide a motivation letter. 

Video link (Unlisted YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox links or any other link directly accessible, WITHOUT the need of a password) including:

  • A video of one of your solo performances, style of your choice (2 to 5 minutes approximately). The demo video is mandatory with the application.


Arrival: Sunday, August 11, 2019 after 2 P.M. (Classes begin on Monday)
Departure: Sunday, August 18, 2019, after breakfast

Transportation is the student’s responsibility, for all the details, go to Plan your internship.

TUITION (including room, board, tuition and photocopies)

one week session

Canadian student: $855 CDN
International student: $915 CDN


One masterclass: $50 CDN

One day: $80 CDN

One week: $375 CDN


First instalment 

To confirm and reserve your place, a first deposit, non-refundable fee covering half of the full amount for your internship is required within seven (7) days, following your acceptance letter and invoice.

Second instalment

The second payment is due no later than June 1, 2019.


A $50 fee will be charged for any change, on dates, or duration of yourstay. Failure to comply with these terms, will result for the accepted student the lost of his/her reserved place. Le Domaine Forget reserves the right to cancel any program if circumstances demands it.


Le Domaine Forget will retain 50% of the second payment in case of cancellation of your registration. No refund will be made after June 2, 2019.


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