October 30 – November 3, 2017  |  9:30 am – 1 pm

The workshop will offer the participants practical tools and exercises to reflect upon, to evaluate and eventually to transform and improve their creative process. Using the cross, circle and labyrinth as graphic symbols, it will touch on the essential polarities of the creative process: perception, formation, intuition and experience. The workshop will focus on perception (what to look for), articulation (how to express oneself best in order to get what one is looking for) and interdisciplinary practices (looking at how artists work in other disciplines and finding creative translations of this toward one’s own practice). Through practical and physical exercises, it will explore how dramaturgy and the dramaturg can contribute to this process as witneses, dialogue partners and editors. It will also focus on the editing process and the importance of rhythm and transitions inside this process. The goal of the workshop is to gain a different, renewed perspective of one’s own creative and choreographic process and methodologies.

On demand, the participants can benefit from a 90 minutes individual artistic coaching.


Guy Cools is a dance dramaturg. Recent positions include Artistic Director of Centre des Arts Vooruit of Gand (Belgium), Associate Professor at the research institute Arts in Society in Tilburg, and Guest Professor at Ghent University. He contributed to the definition of a cultural policy oriented towards dance in Flanders. He has worked as a dance critic and curator in Francfort, Düsseldorf, Venice and Montreal, and left the Vooruit in 2002 to focus on production dramaturgy with, amongst others, Koen Augustijnen and Lisi Estaràs (Les Ballets C de la B), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Danièle Desnoyers, Akram Khan and Christopher House. Lately, he has developed workshops with Lin Snelling and Ginelle Chagnon to support the creative process of choreographers. He regularly lectures and publishes in Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Greece and Netherlands.


$70 /workshop  |  Studio Peter-Boneham – EJPP
With the financial support of Emploi-Québec and the collaboration of Regroupement québécois de la danse
[To access this rate, the participants have to be Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada and currently residing in Québec.]


To register, please contact Daniel Villeneuve at 514 525-1569 or at


Photo: Guy Cools © Michael Reinhart