Danse de garçons (Boys Dance)

The Danse de garcons project is a fruitful and surprising association between Choreographer Karine Ledoyen and a group of seven actors.

Originating from the urgency of defining and reconnecting with their bodies/territories, seven men decide to keep quiet so that they can be better heard. By using the body as the sole text, the actors plunge deep into themselves, in search of their ultimate truth. Embodying their own character, they play their roles with disarming fragility.




Choreography: Karine Ledoyen in collaboration with the actors and the participation of Christian Essiambre, Gabriel Fournier and Christian Michaud
Performers: Charles-Étienne Beaulne, Jean-Michel Girouard, Éliot Laprise, Jocelyn Paré, Jocelyn Pelletier, Fabien Piché and Lucien Ratio
Choreographer and Rehearsal Assistant: Ginelle Chagnon
Artistic Advisor: Daniel Danis
Sound Design: Jean-Michel Dumas
Stage Design and Costumes: Dominic Thibault
Lighting: Sonoyo Nishikawa
Production Director: Karine Ledoyen
Technical Director: Louis-Robert Bouchard
Production Assistants: Jocelyn Paré and Julie Lespérance
Development Officer: Suzie Larivée, La Compagnie Larivée Cabot Champagne
Duration: 60 Minutes
Year of Creation: 2013
A Danse K par K Production

A co-production with Daniel Danis Arts/Sciences, the project benefited from two creative residencies offered by Ex Machina and support from the Ville de Québec through its cultural development agreement.

A co-production with actors collective Théâtre du temps qui s’arrête, the project was supported by PREMIÈRE OVATION THÉÂTRE, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conférence des élus de la Capitale-Nationale (CRÉ) and Forum jeunesse de la région de la Capitale-Nationale (Forum).

Danse K par K would like to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Ville de Québec – Programme Vitalité.

Thank you to Agnès Maltais, MNA for Taschereau and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, and to Maka Kotto, Minister of Culture and Communications.

Thank you to Marie Gignac and the team at Carrefour international de théâtre for their unconditional support of the Danse de Garçons project.

The official sponsor of the Danse de Garçons project is La Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins.