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Juan Eduardo Lopez, with the guest artists Milan Gervais, Emmanuel Jouthe, Audrée Juteau and Katie Ward.

« We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing »

Bernard Shaw

This is a unique opportunity to experience an art form as a family, through play and movement.Designed by the Spanish artist Juan Eduardo López, Danza en Familia brings families together in creative fashion by means of role-play, group participation and engagement with others. This activity is for children ages 5 to 12, and the adults of their families: parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters…

Experiencing Art Together by the Play

Danza en Familia was born following project initiator Juan Eduardo López’s personal experience of a chance meeting with members of the Hadzabe nomadic community in the region of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Since the beginning of the projet, which has been developed in many countries, several artists of national and international fame have been invited to participate in the workshops.

The use of the game as the main channel of experimentation stimulates not only creativity and imagination, but also participation, group life, solidarity, and affection. There are no goals to achieve, no winner or loser, no obligations. Thus, the sense of shame disappears, as well as the fear of not being up to the task. The only goal is to have fun and participate in the group activity, with absolute freedom to enter or exit the game, or to carry out the activity in this or that way, as the sensitivity of each is respected.

Everyone without distinction is invited to participate on an equal footing. Adults become children once again, while children learn about themselves by playing with the adults, irrespective  of age, the presence of different generations (children, parents, grandparents…) furthers the emergence of unique forms of participation and creation, far from the so frequent exclusions of our contemporary societies.

We would be truly delighted to share this experience with you and your children. Do not hesitate to contact us! It is not necessary to be introduced to the dance to participate at Danza en Familia.

Danza En Familia -- Extrait 2

Danza En Familia -- Extrait 2

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Ateliers co présentés avec l’Agora de la danse et en collaboration avec La maison des familles du Centre-sud


Atelier présenté en partenariat avec l’école de danse Gravité, avec le soutien de la MRC de d’Autray et avec la collaboration du Théâtre Hector Charland.


Ateliers présentés en collaboration avec la Ville de Laval.

From Saturday, April 14 to Sunday, April the 22, in Montréal, Laval and Berthierville.


Montréal: 5$ / person

Laval and Berthierville: free


By email to, with your name, number of participants and age of the children with you, as well as the selected workshop(s). 
By phone: 514 525-1500 (opening hours of the Agora de la danse: from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm, Wednesday to Saturday)
or with the Escales Improbables on the 514 313-6667


By email at 
By phone at 450-978-6888 poste 7586


By email to, with your name, number of participants and age of the children with you, as well as the selected workshop(s).
By phone: 450-271-5310

Register quickly, places are limited !

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