Georges-Nicolas Tremblay

Georges-Nicolas Tremblay | EDCM

Interpretation workshop - Dramaturgy

Coming from a background in visual arts, theatre and dance, Georges-Nicolas is an artist  who continually reevaluates the performance practice, and brings his insistant curiosity and interrogation to every project he works on, ranging from musicals to experimental live art performance. This is what brought him to pursue a master’s degree at the Université de Québec à Montréal, researching dramaturgy in dance, which he sees as a complex system of relational power that is created through each performer’s artistic voice and actions.
He has worked as a performer and collaborator with many choreographers, such as Isabelle Van Grimde, Sylvain Émard, Harold Rhéaume and Hélène Blackburn. He currently performs with Bouge de là in The 26-Letter Dance (Hélène Langevin),  as well as with Corpuscule Danse (France Geoffroy), Je suis Julio (Ariane Boulet and Nate Yaffe) and Lilith & Cie (Aurélie Pédron). Alongside his stage career, he is also a dramaturg for choreographers and teaches his perspective on dramaturgy.

About the workshop:

This workshop is a toolbox for dancers to use in choreographic contexts in which their creative input is called upon, providing strategies for how to propose both the intuitive ideas and rational choices that build the dramaturgical arc of the piece.
Here, we look at choreographic research and performance from a dramaturgical point of view, in which the dancer assumes the role of creator. The dancer is at the heart of the creative process wherein the whole show depends on their artistic voice and actions.
We will explore how to propose and how to respond; when to listen, when to follow, and when to contradict. How can we trace the dramaturgical arc from inside the performance? How do we generate movement that supports the dramaturgy? During these improvised explorations, the dancers’ make choices within the perpetual flux.
This is an exploration of unpredictability, spontaneity, and of the power that the dancer wields to influence how the work is understood, by the audience and to the performer themself.
Alternating between theory, observation and practice, the participants are invited to widen their perception of various aspects of dramaturgy in dance in order to develop their performance of the work and strengthen the work itself.


Photo : Julie Artacho

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