Bouge d’ici presents Tap, Burlesque & Grant Writing Workshops January 13-15 at the MainLine

3 free workshops for Montreal artists this winter season

From January 13th to 15th 2017, Bouge d’ici will host a series of artistic workshops at the MainLine Theatre, all 3 of which are open to the general public.

Friday, January 13th: Tap Dance with Jessica Rae
Saturday, January 14th: Grant Writing with Amy Blackmore
Sunday, January 15th: Burlesque Dance with Jessica Rae

Founded to support Montreal’s up-and-coming contemporary dance artists, Bouge d’ici’s practice is based on five principles: accessibility, mentoring, development, facilitation and creation. It was founded as a reaction to the lack of realistic opportunities for emerging choreographers or students to present their work in professional contexts. Bouge d’ici-ers believe in creating their own opportunities, sharing their experiences with others and taking their artistic development into their own hands.

All workshops are held at the MainLine Theatre (3997 Boulevard Saint-Laurent) and admission is Pay-What-You-Can. Advance registration (recommended) at boxoffice@montrealfringe.ca


Tap Dance with Jessica Rae

Friday, January 13th from 5:30PM-7PM

Curious about tap dance? Perfect! Learn some basic tap steps, a short choreography and play around with rhythm and sounds. Ideal for those with no experience to intermediate level tappers. If you don’t have tap shoes, please wear comfortable shoes that you can dance in.

Jessica Rae is a dancer, burlesquer and puppet-maker who loves subverting the cute and playing with weird. Since moving to Montreal in 2010, she has performed in a variety of shows and festivals including the Jazz Festival, Zoofest, Nuit Blanche and this year’s Fringe Festival with her one woman show Messy Bitch. She also tap dances and teaches classes at Arabesque Burlesque.


Grant Writing with Amy Blackmore

Saturday, January 14 from 3PM-5PM

Ready to start writing those grants? Take this straight-forward grant writing workshop! We’ll cover where to get started, practical dos and don’ts and healthy process practices. Let’s discuss how your work fits into the greater picture and help you get a head start in applying for those grants!!! This is an English workshop.

Amy Blackmore is also the Executive and Artistic Director of MainLine Theatre, the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival and the MainLine Gallery. She is also one of the co-founders and the Artistic Director of the Bouge d’ici Dance Festival. Amy is known for her versatility, having produced, directed, choreographed, performed and assisted for the work of many companies. She is currently the President of the Quebec Drama Federaion board of directors and its on the grant jury Conseil des Arts de Montréal for Les Nouvelles pratiques artistiques/pluridisciplinaires.


Burlesque Dance with Jessica Rae

Sunday, January 15th from 4PM-5:30PM

Learn classic burlesque moves, cabaret inspired dance steps, and how to shimmy like everyone’s watching. We’ll dance to big band classics, rock-n-roll, electroswing and a lil bit of Broadway. No dance experience necessary, all levels welcome!

Jessica Rae is a dancer, burlesquer and puppet-maker who loves subverting the cute and playing with weird. Since moving to Montreal in 2010, she has performed in a variety of shows and festivals including the Jazz Festival, Zoofest, Nuit Blanche and this year’s Fringe Festival with her one woman show Messy Bitch. She also tap dances and teaches classes at Arabesque Burlesque.


 

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