TECHNICAL CLASSES | Peter Jasko (SVK/QC) and Manuel Roque (QC)

From November 20 to 23, 2023, Circuit-Est and le Regroupement québecois de la danse are offering a week devoted entirely to technical classes. During the same week, two technical classes will be held in the Peter Boneham studio, one led by Peter Jasko and the other by Manuel Roque.



November 20 et 23, 2023 | 10 am - 11:30 am  | 

Involved in the international dance community as a performer, choreographer and teacher for over 20 years, Peter Jasko has collaborated since 2013 with Clara Furey and, more recently, with Peter James. In 2023, he was appointed assistant programmer for TransFormation, an intensive contemporary dance workshop in Montreal.

Flying Low

Both fast-paced and physical, the Flying Low class focuses on the dancer's relationship with the floor, using spirals and curves. Participants will use short movement sequences to learn how to fall and rise using all speeds, directions and energy levels.


November 21 et 22, 2023 | 10 am - 11:30 am

In parallel with an exciting and varied career as a performer (Cie Marie Chouinard, Sylvain Emard, Paul André Fortier, Daniel Léveillé...), Manu choreographed short works (Brendon et Brenda, 2002; Ô mon bateau, 2004) before creating and dancing RAW- me (2010), a solo that won numerous awards at the Vue sur la Relève festival and at OFFTA. This was followed by the duet "Ne meurs pas tout de suite, on nous regarde", created and performed with Lucie Vigneault.

He founded Cie Manuel Roque in 2013 and created the In Situ project for the public space of Place des Arts de Montréal in January 2014. The solo Data (2014), which explores the mutation of matter, will be presented at Usine C, then revived at FTA 2015 at the June Event Festival (Paris) and on tour. In addition to his participation in the European Migrant Bodies project, where he created Matière Noire, Manu choreographed Aurora for EDCMTL graduates, then 4-OR, which was presented in Montreal in December 2015 by Tangente and Parcours Danse. The solo bang bang saw the light of day in Lyon in April 2017, then at the FTA 2017 and won the 2017 Choreographic Work prize at the Prix de la Danse de Montréal. In 2018, he also received the Studio du Québec à Paris, a 6-month research and artistic resourcing residency offered by CALQ and the Cité des Arts in Paris. His latest creation, the solo SIERRANEVADA, sees the light of day in 2021 at the FTA in Montreal, followed by an international tour. 

His creative universe combines kinesthetic virtuosity with polymorphous questioning of the contemporary human condition. His interest in the body in movement is rooted in notions of integrity, curiosity, attention, benevolence towards others and oneself, and generosity in physical engagement.


Technical classes

The class focuses on kinesthetic exploration and listening to the self, the other, the group and the environment.

Through improvisational exercises and written material, the performer is led to question notions of physical experience, sharing and the state of grace, in order to create meeting points between virtuosity and somatic attention, with the aim of endlessly renewing the pleasure of dancing.

Registrations opens on Monday, October 9, 2023 at 1 pm

5 $ /class* | Studio Peter-Boneham

25 participants maximum
(with 5 drop in included on class-day)

*To access this rate, the participants have to be, among others, Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada and currently residing in Québec.

In collaboration with: 


  • Registration priority will go the participants that are eligible to the measure Intervention-Compétences;
  • Price is $5 /class. If you are not eligible to the measure Intervention-Compétences, price is $12,50 /class;
  • Payment must be made by cash, credit or debit card before each class;
  • Technical classes run from Monday to Thursday.

Season's partners

Credit: Peter Jasko © @B12