From August 10 to 15, 2020

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Application Deadline July 10, 2020 - Applications received after the deadline will be accepted and processed if space allows.

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Anne Plamondon

Improvisation and Repertoire

Choreographer and Dancer

Dance Curator, Domaine Forget

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Paco Ziel

Professor - Dance

Artistic coordinator of RUBBERBAND and dancer

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Joanna Abbatt

Workshops - Pilates

Movement Therapist

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Due to COVID-19, the Summer 2020 dance workshop will be offered in an e-learning environment. The professors will be teaching directly from the Domaine Forget de Charlevoix dance studios and classes will be broadcast to students. The teachers and delegated dance curator will guide participants in their personal practice. Participants will receive a minimum of 3 hours of classes per day, as well as various talks on the current situation and how it affects the multiple aspects of a dancer’s training journey.

Domaine Forget de Charlevoix is proud to support as many dancers as possible to participate in this workshop by offering a $150 scholarship to each participant!

Anne Plamondon
Choreographer and Dancer
Dance Curator at Domaine Forget de Charlevoix

Workshop - Improvisation and repertoire
In this choreographic workshop, dancers will learn excerpts from Anne’s repertoire and discover her method of improvisation based on the attentive observation of one's inner impulses. They will work on the limitations of space of the current situation and on creating solo work through specific creative exercises. Autonomy in one’s professional practice will also be addressed in this class.

For 20 years, Anne Plamondon dances for major choreographers, first within Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Nederlands Dans Theater 2 and the Gulbenkian Ballet, before joining Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot and Victor Quijada’s RUBBERBANDance, assuming the company’s co-artistic direction from 2006-2015. Now a choreographer, Anne creates The Same Eyes as Yours (2012) and Night Mechanics (2017), before founding her own company and creating commissioned works for various structures, among which Fall for Dance North / the Ryerson School of Dance and Alberta Ballet. Her most recent piece Seulement toi will tour Canada and the world in 2020-21.

Paco Ziel
Artistic coordinator of RUBBERBAND and dancer

Introduction to the RUBBERBAND Method - Distance Learning Version 1.0

In the time of COVID-19, we are exploring and developing new ways to share and transmit our approach to movement and the body across digital platforms.

RUBBERBAND Method is a comprehensive approach to moving the body through space, partnering, floor work, inversions, movement creation for choreography and improvisation. 

In these Zoom sessions, we will introduce the basic building blocks of physical and conceptual understanding necessary to integrate the RUBBERBAND Method.

90 minutes workshops sessions will be led by Paco Ziel (Artistic Coordinator - RUBBERBAND). Participants will be guided through structured improvisations, rhythmic tasks, and choreographic prompts in order to experience the ethos of the RUBBERBAND Method.

Paco Ziel began studying music and art at age 12 at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico, his country of origin. He won a scholarship to attend Estudio Profesional de Danza Ema Pulido, where he honed his technique and performance skills. He came to Montreal in 2011 to continue training in classical ballet at l’École supérieure de ballet du Québec. His choreography, Huapango, won first prize at the 2011 Bravissimo competition, and another work, Mexica, garnered positive reviews from Mexican critics. Ziel is a co-founder of the Montreal-based dance collective, Quantum. He joined RUBBERBAND in 2015.

Joanna Abbatt
Movement therapist

Joanna Abbatt established a private movement practice working with dancers, circus performers, yogis and musicians combining different techniques. Her focus has always been to keep people moving and to help troubleshoot mechanical problems with her clients. Her love of movement always comes through. She has taught functional anatomy at Concordia University, Ecole supérieure de ballet du Québec (ESBQ) and many yoga studios in Montreal. She teaches therapeutic movement at National Theatre School and often gives specialized workshops to dance teachers at ESBQ. 

Joanna Abbatt, Masters in Biomechanics, McGill University, B.F.A. in Dance from York University, is a licensed massage therapist (masso-kinesitherapie, member of FQM), Pilates certified, NYC, (1989), Gyrotonic certified, LA, (1999) and was a professional dancer in Montreal for 15 years. In 2017 she finished her Yoga Therapy Training at Naada Yoga, Montreal.


Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the registration fee and provide the following material:

  • Biography or CV
  • Photo
  • Video link (Unlisted YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox links or any other link directly accessible, WITHOUT the need of a password) and clearly labeled including: A video of one of your solo performances, style of your choice (2 to 5 minutes approximately).*

*The demo video is highly recommended.



CAD $590


CAD $150


CAD $440



To confirm and reserve your place, a non-refundable deposit, covering the full amount for your session is required within fourteen (14) days, upon receiving your invoice.


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