The Sursaut Dance Company is dedicated to the creation, production, and dissemination of dance works for young and family audiences. Joyful, poetic and touching, the company’s productions are witness of the maturity of a progressive and evolutional artistic vision, aimed for 30 years, at young audiences. Concious of the intelligence, the openness, the great capacity to listen and see, and their very demanding nature, the company works with seriousness, with authenticity, and with the greatest respect for this audience. Presented from coast to coast in Canada as well as internationally, Sursaut’s productions inspire and charm young and old alike, everywhere they are presented.

The Sursaut Dance Company is a pioneering figure in the field of contemporary dance for young and family audiences in Canada, and contributes to the development of professional dance outside major urban centres. Firmly convinced of the importance of art for young audiences, the company pursues its mandate and works to make dance accessible to all. 


The Cicada and the Ant is a choreographic work for young and old that casts a glance at the world of art and of agriculture. Largely influenced by Francine Châteauvert’s rural roots and upbringing and freely inspired by the renowned fable by Jean de La Fontaine, this work transports us to the heart of life, into the difficulty and beauty of the ordinary. The soil, a field, an empty space where anything is possible, where gradually humans settle, build, sow, work, sing and harvest. From the sowing of the seed to the harvest, the production paints a down to earth, poetic vision of the world of the artist and of the small farmer. ​​


  • ​2014  Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec work of the year award for the Eastern Township for The Cicada and the Ant | Francine Châteauvert, artistic director of the company
  • 2012   Beijing International Children’s Festival outstanding production At nightfall
  • 2006   Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec award for artistic creation in dance for the Eastern Townships | Francine Châteauvert, artistic director of the company


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