Le BaL des enfants

An invitation to dance by choreographer Denis Plassard
The price includes one parent and one child (from 6 to 11 years)
Please make sure each child is accompanied by one parent

Sat 10 September 2016 at 10am (~1h15mins)
At Alliance Française Ball Room - St Kilda
Dance Workshop conducted in English
$25 Full / $20 AF Members (please log in to apply the discount)

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The French choreographer Denis Plassard invites you to a real Ball! Designed by a specialist, this dance workshop is built around the bond between a parent and his or her child. No dance experience is necessary. The workshops are based on dance games, so that the adults  can find some pleasure in play and the little ones can impress their parents! 

Le chorégraphe français Denis Plassard vous invite au bal ! Conçu par un spécialiste du genre, cet atelier chorégraphique construit autour du rapport entre un parent et son enfant. Aucune pratique de la danse n’est nécessaire. Les ateliers se font à partir de jeux dansés, pour que les grands retrouvent du plaisir à jouer comme des petits et que les petits impressionnent les grands.

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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