Master Classes

TSV partners with local organizations to offer master classes with internationally renowned artists and companies.


TSV in partnership with Plastic Orchid Factory

Saturday, October 21st


Left of Main, 211 Keefer st.

$15 pre-registration

$18 drop-in (cash only)

Workshop Description

Mélanie Demers and Marc Boivin’s class is designed in a way to create a territory where performers warm up minds, bodies and creativity between calculated risks and safety zones. The classes are tailored around a mix of different contemporary techniques including release and floor work. The emphasis of the class is to put on the individual responsibility of each dancer to connect with a creative potential in the appropriation of the movement. In this class in particular, Mélanie Demers and Marc Boivin will propose to the participant to work on extract of , Animal Triste, the last piece of Mélanie Demers’s company MAYDAY.


Dancer, improviser, teacher and choreographer, Marc Boivin begins his dance career at Le Groupe de la Place Royale in Ottawa under the directorship of Peter Boneham and in 1985 joins Ginette Laurin and her newly formed company O Vertigo Danse, touring extensively throughout Europe and North America. Since 1991 he has worked as an independent dancer, performing among others for Louise Bédard, Mélanie Demers, Sylvain Émard, André Gingras, James Kudelka, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Dominique Porte, Tedd Robinson, Felix Ruckert and Catherine Tardif and since 2007 in some of his own works, R.A.F.T. 70, Impact and most recently Une idée sinon vraie… In improvisation, it is mainly alongside Andrew Harwood, Diane Labrosse, Peter Bingham, Chris Aiken et Helen Walkley that his practice is developed. Affiliated with L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal since 1987 Boivin regularly guest teaches and choreographs in schools and professional organizations across Canada. He has been president of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault since 2006, presided the board of the RQD (Regroupement québécois de la danse) from October 2010 to October 2014 and sat on the board of the Montreal Arts Council from 2005 to 2010

How to Register:

  1. Email with MAYDAY Masterclass in the subject line.  Once you have received an email confirmation, you have secured a spot and will be able to make payment via PayPal below.



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All master classes take place at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC, unless otherwise indicated.

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