Normand Legault is a dancer, jigger and musician. He studied art and folk traditions at Université Laval. He has also studied the cello and the classical guitar. Denis Maheux is a fiddler, singer and caller. He studied the violin at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec; at Université Laval, he pursued his education in art and folk traditions. For more than twenty years, the two artists have participated in numerous events by giving training workshops, concerts and performances in America, Europe and Africa. They are members of À pied levé, a group which won the bronze medal in the cultural program of the Jeux de la Francophonie in Madagascar in 1997.
The workshop emphasizes observation and participation. The artists guide the student in an exploration of Québec culture through song, instrumental music, tales and the jig. They would like to instill in young people an interest in the values associated with the practice of traditional arts by contextualizing aspects of the tradition which they can see in their own community: violin, accordion, bones, spoons, harmonica, Jew's harp, hands, feet and voices become readily accessible tools that help to create a festive group atmosphere. Adapted to each age group, the workshop is an opportunity to listen to a brief musical performance, and discover musical traditions, learn about rhythm and song, experiment with musical instruments (including percussion) and explore dance forms and space.
Examples of activities
All of these activities can be adapted for students in a specialized setting.
The workshop requires the rental of a public address system at a cost of $80 per day of hosted activities.
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