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.
Dance Studio Rental
Whether it is for dance, circus, theater or any other discipline, it is possible to rent the Open Space. 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.
BIG BANG - AUTUMN 2023
Autumn program 2023 will take place from August 28 to December 17, 2023. A video-audition process is possible until April 3, 2023. You can send your resume, letter of interest, a video of a dance improvisation (less than 2 minutes long) and a video of choreographic creation that is less than 5 minutes long to email@example.com.
APRIL 8, 2023
Through the SATURDAY WORKSHOPS, Espace Ouvert invites you to share, during a multidisciplinary afternoon, distinct approaches to movement developed by emerging artists. Each workshop is an opportunity to learn about the artistic, technical or somatic approach of the artist. On April, 8 2023, Zenobia Cook will propose a ballet class, Amélie Albert will propose a choreographic workshop in contemporary dance with lyrical inspiration and finally Manon Sérignat-Daléas will propose a choreographic workshop in contemporary dance.
WITH CIRO - APRIL 15 TO JUNE 17
Ciro Melgaço will be teaching contemporary dance classes at Espace Ouvert every Saturday afternoon from April 15 to June 17, 2023. The classes are designed for beginners and will start with warm-up exercises, followed by the introduction of short choreographic sequences that will explore concepts such as floor work and weight transfer. The aim is to work on fluidity and anchoring, while also allowing time for moments of improvisation to focus on presence, authenticity, and use of space. Ciro's classes are designed to be friendly and welcoming, providing a great opportunity for participants to learn and share their passion for dance.
WITH STEPHANIE - WINTER 2023
A new session of morning classes with Stephanie Decourteille will start on January 11, 2023, featuring a Contemporary Dance class for Intermediate students on Wednesdays from 9am to 10.30 am and an Advanced Contemporary Dance class from 10.30am to 12pm.
DAY CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
The Summer Intensive is designed for participants of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, who are interested in taking classes and workshops in contemporary dance, contemporary ballet barre, floorwork, theatre, capoeira, acrobatics, hip-hop, yoga, and more! The Summer Intensive will take place on July 10-13 (Week 1), July 17-20 (Week 2), August 14-17 (Week 3), and August 21-24 (Week 4) from 9am to 4:30pm. You can register for one or multiple days.
EVENING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
The summer evening intensive will take place from June 26th to June 29th and from July 3rd to July 6th. Each evening will feature a contemporary dance class from 6pm to 7.15pm and a choreographic workshop from 7.15pm to 9pm, both led by Stéphanie Decourteille. You can register for one week or for both weeks.
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.
AND HELP ARTISTS BENEFIT FROM ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES