Tuesday July 2nd-Friday July 5th, 2019, 9:30am-5:00pm
We are very excited to be hosting Sylvie Desrosiers director of the School of Dance in Ottawa and Meghan Bourne from Toronto for this years summer intensive! Sylvie will be developing a new work which she will continue to develop on the GYD company in the 2019-2020 season. This experience is open to all experienced dancers born 2005-2001 and is mandatory for all 2019-2020 company dancers.
There are also a limited number of half day options available. A half day consists of a Contemporary Technique and Ballet class.
Daily Schedule: Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday (subject to change)
9:30-11 am: Contemporary Technique with Sylvie Desrosiers
11:00-1:00 pm: Repertoire with Sylvie for those born 2003-2001
11:15-12:30 pm: Ballet with Meghan Bourne for those born 2005-2004
1:45-3:00 pm: Ballet with Meghan Bourne for those born 2003-2001
1:30-3:00 pm: Repertoire with Sylvie for those born 2005-2004
3:00-5:00 pm: Repertoire for all
Thursday Schedule: (subject to change)
9:30-11:00am: Contemporary Technique With Sylvie
11:00-1:00pm: Repetoire for all
1:45-3:00pm: Ballet for those born 2003-2001
1:45-3:15pm: Repertoire for those born 2005-2004
3:15-5:00pm: Repertoire for those born 2003-2001
3:15-4:30pm : Ballet for those born 2005-2004
Contemporary Technique and Repertoire with Sylvie Desrosiers and Jesse Lhôte
These technique classes focus on body and limb alignment, the strength of the center, body weight and suspension, freedom of articulation, overall flexibility and strength, and musicality. Classes culminate in longer combinations: turning, jumping, and moving through space. Exploring Boneham and Limón principles (drop and recovery, bounces and suspensions, use of weight and momentum) the class also evolves into renewed contemporary movement applications.
Sylvie will then be creating a new GYD Company group piece that will be developed further in the fall and become one of the companies’ repertoire pieces for the 2019/2020 season.
Ballet with Meghan Bourne
Ballet technique class is the foundation for training and it widens the range of motion and refines the physical actions of the dancer. Daily class will focus on the following: understanding correct body placement, growing more awareness of alignment, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body (epaulement) and the use of arms and increasing strength and flexibility.
Sylvie Desrosiers, B.A.V., C, Sc. Ed.
It is under Peter Boneham’s direction at Le Groupe Dance Lab that Sylvie trained and started her career as a choreographer and a teacher. She eventually directed Le Groupe’s dance school from 1991 to 1993. In the fall of 1994 she joined The School of Dance to establish The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Programme. She is director of the Programme, teaches modern dance technique, composition, and is a resident choreographer. Sylvie has extensive experience in the conception and the delivery of dance classes and workshops in schools and universities. As a choreographer Sylvie has presented her work in many Canadian cities including Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Recipient of many creations and production grants and now Artistic Director of DORSALE danse, Sylvie Desrosiers produced the performances TOUT danseand fougue, in which she presented Glace, EpavesandVolte-face. Her full length works include à tire d’aile, Flots and more recently douce tourmentefor dancers Marc Boivin and Heidi Strauss. Sylvie Desrosiers is a founding member of Ottawa Dance Directive/ centre de danse contemporaine and is the 2011 award winner of the Prix pour la création artistique du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec pour la région de l’Outaouais and the 2017 recipient of the Ottawa Arts Council Victor Tolgesy Award.
Jessie Lhôte (Ottawa)
Originally from France, Jessie first studied dance in Montpellier and then pursued her professional training in Canada, graduating from The School of Dance Contemporary Dance Programme in 2014. Since graduating Jessie has worked for a variety of dance companies including Lawless Dance, Mayday, Compagnie ODD, Dorsale danse and Skeels Danse performing in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London (England) and on tour in the province of Québec. An avid learner, Jessie has participated in many workshops in Canada and Europe and was awarded the Momentum Montréal bursary in 2016 and the Transformation bursary in 2017.
Meghan Bourne (Toronto)
Meghan Bourne studied at the Quinte Ballet School under the direction of Brain and David Scott. Upon graduation, she headed to the UK to begin her career as a dancer. After five years of touring extensively with English National Ballet and Vienna Festival Ballet, she returned to Canada to focus on a career in teaching. Meghan has been teaching across the GTA for over fifteen years and is currently teaching at Swansea School of Dance and Randolph College for the Performing Arts. She is an affiliate member of the Russian Society of Ballet.