Valerie Sabbah, Kukoo Garden

Dance
Specialities: Dance, Improvisation, Nature-focused art, Outdoor Art-making

Contact Info

Email address
Website address
Resides in
Central Quebec

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Experience working with

  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • CEGEP

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • ArtsSmarts
  • Other

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • Central Quebec - Quebec City & Environs
  • Central Quebec - Rural/Regional Schools
  • Cree School Board
  • English Montreal
  • Kativik School Board
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay Valley
  • Riverside
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Lanaudiere
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval
  • Western Quebec - Northern area
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
Choreographer, dance artist and curator, I am driven by the moments when curiosity and adventure collide! Fascinated by the images and stories we carry, I create work that is highly visual, surreal and personal. In working with students, I do not teach how to dance, I teach how to create dance. I share a creative process where the student becomes the artist and constructs moving worlds where their stories and imaginations are put into motion. My goal is to inspire creative autonomy in students.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

HOW DO WE CREATE DANCE?

I offer group and-or solo dance creation workshops where students will be taken through a creative process of dance improvisation and choreography. Students will learn all about how to create dance : staging, costume-making as well as movement, voice, music and image editing. Students will use uncommon dance spaces, such as outdoor landscapes, as their performance stages. In these spaces, they will develop their personal movement, visual imagery and sound. Student's final work will be presented publicly or within their class cohort.

Possible Dance Workshops:

iMoveMe! : Outdoor solo dance-film creation workshop. Using their cell phone and iMovie, students will film and edit movement, sound and image. Work will be based on a personal theme.

Moving Worlds : Group creation workshop that will be performed live or via film. Based on individual sharing of ideas, students will create a collective dance work that expresses a common and meaningful theme.











Video

LES OISEAUX, (THE BIRDS), iMoveMe Solo, Valerie Sabbah
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