Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath (Respire par le nez) is a lovely story celebrating the pleasure of living in the present moment, being confidently curious, and being open to learning new things. It also points to the importance of making friends with people who stimulate our joie de vivre/zest for life.

In 2019, it is more important than ever for children to be initiated to fundamental human values, acquire discipline, learn good manners that fuel respect, and develop their capacity to adapt to their environment. They are often the victims of our consumer society, the trend toward hyper-sexualization, and the glorification of academic and sports performance. There’s not much time left for children to play, invent, and get to know and enjoy the present moment.

Currently and increasingly so, overprotected children grow up in planned environments and situations where everything is calculated, and risks are kept to a minimum. In this context, it is important to encourage young people to be curious, support the evolution of their creativity by offering them a space where doubt can arise, where a spontaneous reaction is required to adapt and breathe freely, filling the lungs with happiness in the moment.

Experience the present moment: follow Astri and Tari as they travel through city, field and forest. Will they find the key to breathing?


Résistance (30 min.)

Choreographer : Charles Brecard

Performers : Chantal Baudouin, Charles Brecard, Vanessa Chiasson, Roxanne Dupuis

Resistance draws inspiration from local myths and folklore, questioning the legacy they leave behind. Through a language combining strength and fluidity, the four performers fill the space. They seem to want to perform a ritual, seeking to get rid of an endless pattern. This is how they surrender, transform, provoke themselves, stimulate themselves tirelessly in search of exaltation, emancipation.

Homeland (10 min.)

Choreographer & performer: Charles Brecard

Homeland is a solo showcasing the choreographer's questionings about the human being, the multiplicity of behaviors, emotions, sensations that he can embody and his interaction with the environment. It is an identity quest on his voice as a dancer and creator as well as a an individual in relation to his ethnic and cultural roots. Homeland as a search also for native land and mother earth. 

PROTO-TYPE (20 min.)

Choreographers & performers: Charles Brecard, Roxanne Dupuis

PROTO-TYPE is a duo inspired by the aesthetics and symbolism of René Magritte's painting "Les Amants". Two characters appear, linked and put to the test by raw, tribal and ghostly movements. Are they lost souls, survivors, machines, explorers? They make a long pilgrimage through ethereal territory.

Guidebook (coming soon)

L'école buissonière

In L’école buissonnière, a co-production by Compagnie DansEncorps and PPS Danse,  Pierre-Paul Savoie has delved into the works of the great French poet Jacques Prévert.  A fantasy-infused performance combining the arts of dance, theatre and music, L’école buissonnière is set to captivate young audiences with its energetic choreography and appealing original musical score.  A world of fantasy and movement, but also, at a deeper level, an exploration of Prévert’s poetry and the solid humanist views of the mid-twentieth century author. The confluence of art and culture in L’école buissonnière makes it an ideal event for performance in school settings, an event that will renew the artistic experience of dance among children and youth.


Learn to count, dream and imagine with the child and the lyrebird. Take a recess with balls and skipping ropes in the schoolyard. As you keep pace with two snails going to a funeral for an autumn leaf, you will discover the colours of spring and the beauty of life. Open your hearts, your ears and your eyes to these revealing fables, and come celebrate with us the world of the child.

The Thirteen (Les Treize) (2016), 33 min, choreographer Isabelle Boulanger - rerun 2017
Allons-y (2013), quartet, 26 min, choreographer Jackie Taffanel - rerun 2018
Connivence (2013), trio, 18 min, choreographer Abra Lagacé - rerun 2018
Éloge du rêve (2011), trio, 20 min, choreographer Serge Bennathan 

Juré-craché (2012), solo, 5 min, choreographer Chantal Baudouin
The journey (2010), solo, 6 min, choreographer Liisa Saario   

Va-et-vient (2010), trio, 20 min, choreographer Pierre-Paul Savoie 

Les passeurs (2010), solo, 10 min, choreographer Pierre-Paul Savoie