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Mission-eng

ESPACE OUVERT is a support organization with the mission to offer dance, theater, circus, visual art and performance artists several opportunities for their career development and artistic practice in a collaborative, caring and diversity-promoting environment.

Continue your training with technical classes, multidisciplinary workshops and intensives. Benefit from a personalized accompaniment with BIG BANG and develop a research work to start a creation process. Apply to the artistic residency program and have access to a spacious, bright and safe space for your creations. Participate in the events organized at Espace Ouvert and contribute to the dynamism of the community.

 

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Beginning September 13, 2023, Espace Ouvert will introduce morning training classes in contemporary dance. Stéphanie Decourteille will conduct her classes on Wednesday mornings, while Ciro Melgaço's classes will be held on Friday mornings.

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BIG BANG is an intensive contemporary dance program that offers artists the opportunity to perfect their dance skills and to benefit from personalized support throughout a research and creation process of a solo. 

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From July 10 to August 24, 2023, Espace Ouvert offers a summer intensive program featuring classes and workshops in contemporary dance, contemporary ballet barre, floorwork, theater, acrodance, acrobatics, hip-hop, flexibility, and yoga.

Dance Studio Rental

Whether it is for dance, circus, theater or any other discipline, it is possible to rent the studio of Espace Ouvert. The 2,000 square foot space is ideally configured for teaching, creating or rehearsing. It is bright and air-conditioned, with a 40' x 25' sprung floor, dance floor carpet, sound system, kitchen, and bathroom. The ceiling height is 12 feet. 

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MORNING CLASSES

WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY

Beginning September 13, 2023, Espace Ouvert will introduce morning training classes in contemporary dance. Stéphanie Decourteille will conduct her classes on Wednesday mornings (9 am to 10:30 am
- intermediate level and 10:30 am to 12 pm - advanced level), while Ciro Melgaço's classes will be held on Friday mornings (10:30 am to 11:30 pm - inter/advanced level).

EVENING CLASSES

EVERY WEDNESDAY WITH CIRO

From September 13 to December 6, 2023, Ciro will be leading beginner-level classes in contemporary dance every Wednesday evening from 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM.

AUDITIONS

BIG BANG - AUTUMN 2023

Programme #13 (Spring) will be scheduled from March 4 to June 23, 2024. The audition deadline is November 6, 2023. To apply, simply send your CV, a letter of interest, a video showcasing your dance improvisation skills (under 2 minutes), and a video of a choreographic creation (under 5 minutes). Please submit your materials through a YouTube or Vimeo link to info@espace-ouvert.com

 

Espace Ouvert is committed to providing emerging artists with the opportunity to pursue their creative research and work in a specially-adapted studio. Your generous donation will allow us to cover the rental costs of the studio, as well as provide financial remuneration for the artists' dedicated time and effort in their creative endeavours.

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AND HELP ARTISTS BENEFIT FROM ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES

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