Youth Workshops 2014

Youth Workshops 2014

Celebrate week of Francophonie by participating in the Youth Workshops that will take place in central northern Alberta! Creativity, improvisation, imagination » with Quebecker actress Catherine Lachance from March 10th to 14th, 2014. cInéMAGINE Youth will embark on a provincial tour for the second year in a row with Mrs. Catherine Lachance, to offer 90 minute workshops focused on the techniques of improvisation used in the movie industry. This project aims to reach a vast variety of regions while paying particular attention to schools in rural areas as well as to strengthening and foster a stronger sense of belonging to French culture and language among the youth. These workshops are designed for students in grades 7 – 12. Please take a look at the schedule below and reserve your spot as soon as possible!


March 10th: Red Deer/Innisfail

March 11th: Wainwright

March 12th: St Albert/ Ardrossan

March 13th: Jasper

March 14th: Legal

To register or for more information, please contact cInéMAGINE at 403.320.7638403.320.7638 or by e-mail at cInéMAGINE would like to thank its major partners: Heritage Canada, the Francophone Secretariat and the Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes.

The grand tour of workshops youth in north central Alberta

to celebrate the Francophonie

"Creativity, improvisation, imagination! "

with actress Catherine Lachance

from 10 to 13 March 2014


(Students of Alexandre-Taché school in St. Albert)

For the second consecutive year, cInéMAGINE youth took to the road with the Quebec actress Catherine Lachance, for present 90-minute workshops in improvisation and creativity in French schools and French immersion in north-central Alberta.

Catherine Lachance, who works in the entertainment industry for over twenty years, has worked with students of different levels of experience to explore the world of improvisation led. She took the time to show students the importance of trust in their choice without consulting the other. Students had to use their imagination to express their emotions through their body instead of words. They executed frescoes team and accompanied various types of music, they were able to express feelings while wearing a mask. To conclude, students gathered in groups of five to prepare and present short improvisations. Teachers were proud and impressed to see the evolution of the ease and extraordinary creativity demonstrated by their students, and this in only 90 minutes. A big thank you to Catherine Lachance for allowing students to better understand the improvisation techniques, often reserved for great actors and especially to have their learned to trust. The students acquéri creative tools to improve with practice and time, team cohesion to find ease in public, to be relaxed and be confident in all circumstances.

Catherine Lachance traveled with Cinémagine youth at the circuit of workshops that took place March 10 at theThe Prairie School Red Deer on March 11 at theÉcole St Christophe de Wainwright, le 12 mars à l’School Alexandre-Taché and theÉcole Sir George Simpson School St. Albert, March 13 at theSchool Desrochers the Jasper.

It should be noted that the pilot project took place in southern Alberta last year and to tour the province in the coming years this multi-year project aims. cInéMAGINE like to thank the partners who helped make this project: Heritage Canada, the Francophone Secretariat and the Secretariat of Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, North Central School Board, St. Albert Public School and ACFA Wainwright.

In addition, we thank staff school that encouraged the participation of students in their school in this project: Jean Doyon, Grant Paterson, Maxime St-Onge, Danielle Elliot, Virginia Lacroix, Sylvie Bertrand, Steve Mazerolle, Francine Sarrazin, Isabelle Pépin, Pierre Rousseau, Nadia Grenier, Marteen Lindstrom, Marcel Ouellette, Lise Nepton, Katherine Deren, Hélène Gendron and Marie-Andrée Arcand.

You can listen to the interview of Catherine Lachance when he visited the offices of Radio Canada in Edmonton!

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