Launch of the Angélique Willkie Pedagogy Project

April 20, 2023

Espace Perreault Choreographic transmission, Emmanuelle Bourassa Beaudoin, Natalie Zoey Gauld, and Angélique Willkie are delighted to invite you to celebrate the launch on the Espace Perreault website of videos from the Angélique Willkie Pedagogy Project.

At the launch, Emmanuelle and Zoey will tell us about the genesis and meaning of the project, and we will see a video and hear Angélique discuss what the project means to the evolution of her artistic practice. We hope you will join us to celebrate the launch of the video.

Launch of the Angélique Willkie Pedagogy Project: Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m.
UQAM Department of Dance
Laboratoire K-2210
840 Cherrier, 2nd floor, Montreal
Wine and snacks will be served


Project description

In May 2019, Emmanuelle Bourassa Beaudoin and Natalie Zoey Gauld felt compelled to analyze and document the pedagogical practice of Angélique Willkie. Accompanied by Neil Sochasky, Melina Stinson, Thom Gossage, Charmaine LeBlanc and others, supported by Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique and Espace Perreault, they spent three weeks in studio with the artist. From this immersive experience, they would produce 17 bilingual videos.

With this project, Emmanuelle and Zoey explain, “you are invited into the studio with us. Angelique will guide you through understanding the possibilities of the body and development of full dance potential. We hope that this teaching tool will inform and inspire artists and teachers of contemporary dance.”




We would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, which supported the project, as well as Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, which supported us in producing the master classes with Angélique by making their studio available to artists and offering documentation assistance.

Finally, warm thanks to the UQAM Department of Dance for its invaluable cooperation in holding the launch.


Angélique Willkie Pedagogy Project


A project imagined by Emmanuelle Bourassa Beaudoin and Natalie Zoey Gauld: This bilingual video series is an archive of a three-week workshop engaged in reflection, analysis, and pedagogical transmission with dance artist and pedagogue Angelique Willkie. Invited guests reflect with Angelique on her teaching philosophies…