FRANÇAIS

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LA FRENCH CONNEXION

APRIL 21-22, 2018

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With the fifteenth edition of From Playford to Roodman Ball which will take place April 21, 2018, Michel Landry and I have carried out a project that meant so much to us.

Passionate dancers and historians, we wanted to share a type of dancing that attracted us since many years, English Country Dance. These dances charmed us with their historical connection, the variety of their music and choreography as well as their social aspect.

To promote these dances to our francophone community, we needed to teach it in French. As a result, we organized a teaching session in French on a monthly basis... which ended with a ball in June 2004. In later years, the monthly workshops took on the name of Autour d’une tasse de thé-Around a cup of tea to illustrate the social goal. The ball in April took the name of De Playford à Roodman-From Playford to Roodman to demonstrate the timelessness of the répertoire of the English Country Dance. Our teaching was always a direct link with history...

During these 15 years, we encouraged friends’ initiatives to organize dance weekends. Michel Saint-Pierre was the first to realize in October 2006, A Weekend in Sweetsburg which continued for nine years; Paul Piché in July with his Weekend in the Countryside for two years; and finally Fleurette Marseille with whom we did Inafù for two years.

For 12 years Michel and I shared our knowledge with great pleasure so that our participating dancers can now go anywhere around the world and dance English Country Dance without difficulty. Steps, vocabulary and style have been taught and practiced and a répertoire has been acquired. Since three years, however I have continued alone this monthly project and the annual ball. With this 15th edition, I can now simply say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

During all these years Michel and I have met so many dancers who became friends not only around several states of the United States... up to Hawaii, but also in England, Italy and France.

This ball will illustrate the FRENCH connection not only related to the répertoire of ECD but also to the reality of our community of dancers. So in April you have a rendez-vous with music, dance, history and friendship...   

 

SCHEDULE OF THE DANCE WEEKEND

Saturday, April 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a surprise workshop with slightly more complex dances. The same evening from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., a costume ball will be held with Arduina Alonzo as the dance mistress, accompanied in thought, as always, by her partner Michel. The ball will be a fitting way to end the English Country Dance activities organized in 2017-2018 and also the project started 15 years ago, Contredanses Anglaises à Montréal.

All the dances on the program will be explained briefly, mostly in French and then danced. Hole in the Wall and Mr. Beveridge’s Maggot will be the two dances in the ball that will not be called. The ball is geared to persons having some experience and knowing the basics of English Country Dancing.

For the ball, period attire is encouraged but not required. Spectators should be dressed for the occasion.

For both the afternoon workshop and the evening ball, the music will be provided by the musical ensemble Les Triolets from Montreal, with Florence Boyer-Gignac, Marianne Lonergan-Pilotto, Bruno Gilbert-Samson and maestro Bertrand Lamoureux as artistic director.

Workshop and ball will take place in the Old Chapel of Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, in Montréal (see the map below).

Cars: Parking in front of the College, on Côte Ste-Catherine Road.

Metro: University of Montréal or Côte-des-Neiges Station.  

 

Sunday April 22, ONLY IF THE WEATHER PERMITS, you have a rendez-vous at Arduina’s place to dance in an open area near the church from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and after we will have a cup of tea while sharing memories...

 

 

RÉSUMÉ

SATURDAY: SURPRISE WORKSHOP, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Music by  LES TRIOLETS

Dances with a little challenge

 SATURDAY: FORMAL BALL from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Dances chosen with the theme: La French Connexion

Music by LES TRIOLETS

The Ball and the workshop are for dancers with experience in English Country Dance.

 

SUNDAY: ONLY IF THE WEATHER PERMITS

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Chez Arduina

66, chemin du Tour

Île Bigras, Laval, H7Y 1G6

 

 

THE BALL DANCE PROGRAM

will be available soon

 

All the calls will be mostly in French

Venue: Grande Chapelle of Collège Jean-de-Brebeuf

 

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REGISTRATION

 

Surname:

Given name:

Address:

City:                                                                  

Postal code:

Phone:

E-mail:

DATE

EVENT

SCHEDULE

PRICE

SELECTION

 

Saturday, April 21

Afternoon workshop

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

30$ 

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Ball (regular price)

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

50$

(    )

 

Ball (student)

 

35$

(    )

 

Ball (spectator only)

 

15$

(    )

 

Sunday, April 22 

ONLY IF THE WEATHER PERMITS

    

Afternoon

Tea Dance

 

1:30 p.m. to…

 

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TOTAL

 

 

 

Please complete and mail the registration form above with your check made out to Arduina Alonzo.

For dancers from the U.S., please complete and mail this registration form. You will be able to pay at the door in Canadian money.

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INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Arduina Alonzo

66, Chemin du Tour

Laval, Québec

H7Y 1G6

Phone number: 450-689-5204

E-mail: arduinaa@yahoo.ca

Web site : http://www.dansesanciennesamontreal.com

 

 

 VENUE SATURDAY

 

OLD CHAPEL

COLLÈGE JEAN-de-BRÉBEUF

3200, Côte Ste-Catherine Road

Montréal, Québec

H3T 1C1

(514) 342-9342

Cars: Parking in front of the College, on Côte Ste-Catherine Road

Metro: University of Montréal or Côte-des-Neiges Station

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Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf: red drop (A) in the middle

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

Where to eat around Collège Brébeuf

Where to stay around Collège Brébeuf 

 

 

VENUE SUNDAY

IF THE WEATHER PERMITS

Afternoon Tea Dance

Chez Arduina

66, chemin du Tour

Île Bigras, Laval, H7Y 1G6

 

DATES OF THE 2017-2018 WORKSHOPS

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