Le Bal: An invitation to dance

Followed by a Wine&Cheese party (including 1 glass of wine and a selection of French cheeses)
Fri 9 September 2016 at 7pm
At Alliance Française Ball Room - St Kilda
Dance Workshop conducted in English
$30 Full / $25 AF Members (please log in to apply the discount)

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LE BAL DES ENFANTS

Sat 10 September 2016 at 10am
At Alliance Française Ball Room - St Kilda
Dance Workshop conducted in English
$25 Full / $20 AF Members (please log in to apply the discount)

The price includes one parent and one child (from 5 to 10 years)
Please make sure each child is accompanied by one parent

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The French choreographer Denis Plassard invites you to a real Ball! You do not need to know how to dance, you just need to let the music and the choreographer guide you (in English). ‘Le Bal’ is an invitation to share a relaxed evening among family or friends whilst partaking in one of France's favourite pastimes. Awaken your inner-dancer!

‘Le Bal’ was created by Denis Plassard and has continued to make its way around France since 2004. It is open to all ages, from 10 to 90! 

Le chorégraphe français Denis Plassard vous invite au bal ! Il n’est pas nécessaire de savoir danser, il suffit de se laisser guider par la musique et les consignes données par l’artiste.  Invitation à partager un moment convivial en famille ou entre amis, pratiquez l’une des activités préférées des français et réveillez le danseur génial qui est en vous !

Le bal est une création de Denis Plassard qui n’en finit plus de faire le tour de France depuis 2004. Le bal s’adresse à tous, de 10 à 90 ans.


Dennis Plassard's Bio

Denis Plassard started to dance on a misunderstanding : wrapped up in crepe paper for the "End of the Year Show" in primary school, he was convinced that the steps meant something and that putting them together was just like writing sentences to tell a story... Since then, he continues to ask himself the same questions: what does the movement mean? What do we say when we move? He then decided to study dance and entered the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse" in Lyon. After graduating, he danced for 2 seasons with Josette Baïz's company in Aix-en-Provence.

In 1991, at the age of 23, he set up his own company named after his first solo, Propos, which was created the year before. Very early in his choreographic career, he tried to create dynamic links between speech and movement and his work focused on the connection between "Dance and Text". His choreographic writing is precise, sharp and very theatrical, and his style is quirky and full of humour and derision. A prolific choreographer and eager dancer, he enjoys being confronted with new universes and is continually looking for artistic meetings and crossroads between different aesthetics.

With around 45 shows up their sleave, the company regularly tours around France as well as overseas. This is the first time that Denis Plassard is touring Australia, at the invitation of the Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Canberra Alliances Francaises


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