My Experience as a Trainer on the TV Show Hit Revolution – Season 4

This fall (2022), I’ve had the chance to coach Jessie Mineau and Jason Chao Dai for their 1st round on the French TV show Révolution, season 4. I have been working for them in the past year, prior to this, helping them with some of their competition routines, as a Theatrical Expression Specialist.

What nourishes me the most in this couple, is their incredible discipline. She lives in Laval, and him, in NY. Sometimes they meet in Albany, sometimes he drives the whole night practices two full days, and goes back on Sunday. And they teach among all of that!

I used to have this sense of discipline and dream pursuit when I was in my 20s, and this experience is bringing me all back to it. As an Expression Specialist, it is my turn to guide athletes toward their dreams and visions.  To be able to collaborate with such a team is simply an honour. 

 This breathtaking performance was the fruit of their hard work and the intervention of many contributors.

When host Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse said “The attitude…I saw the theatre work.”, I yelled, “job done, guys!

SEE  PERFORMANCE
(Saison/season 4, épisode 4, 2nd presentation)

I  encourage you to follow them on their respective pages and follow their amazing career and projects. Thank you to you both for your trust and for allowing me tot ravel in your world. 

Love and light, Vxx

JESSIE’s
FACEBOOK
& INSTAGRAM 

JASON’s
FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM 

Image sources: Révolution and Jessie Mineau’s Instagram.

WINTER HAZE

My last creation

BRUME HIVERNALE
(WINTER HAZE)
1900$

DIMENSIONS approx 62×35.25
Charcoal on paper – framed 

Artwork created during a Grand Format workshop with who i consider my mentor and master, Guylaine Renière; from a picture of a lake that left me speechless. 

The creation of such a gigantesque format has taught me to trust the creative process. it would have taken be about  12-14h to create this and I would say that I only started seeing the “result” taking shape only in the last 2 weeks.

For now, I do not have the space, to make many big formats but it is definitely something I would appreciate exploring in the future.   

My 2020-2021 Art Portfolio

What is a portfolio?

For a visual artist, it is an important tool that allows him/her to submit him/herself for various exhibits or what we call “in residence” projects.

It also allows collectors to get to know the extent of the work of the artist. 

I am very excited to present you with my artwork created between  2020 and 2021. To know which pieces are still available, simply visit  the gallery.

Love and light, V

Accepted at Rose-Art

I have the honour to announce that I have been accepted as a member at Corporation Rose-Art, an artist association from the region that has a great reputation for its multiple prizes and events throughout the year.

I had been told that it was difficult to enter, so I am extremely grateful for this honour. 

Being new, and while I take a few weeks to take the beat, I invite you to visit their annual summer Symposium, one of the “must” events in the summer. Because I just entered the group, I will not have my own tent but I do have 3 paintings exposed at their two locations: 214 and 216 Boul. Ste-Rose.

A beautiful cultural outing in the village of Ste-Rose, Laval. 

Why do we need a demo?

Though  technology offers an accessibility like we have never before in order to represent ourselves, the actor’s demos are not a new tool. 

I do not know the history of this important tool , but in the 90s, we would record our shows on tv, or have someone film us on a tape camera and than transfer it all in a VHS tape. We would often have to deal with a professional to put it all together and it could be slightly pricey. 

Today, it is easier for actors and actresses to make a demo and not only due to the quality of tehcnology but also because casting directors are less demanding towards a “professional looking demo. They want t see the talent above all. 

So yes, a demo is a tool allowing actors to be seen by casting agents, the people who have as a mandate to show to the director, the actors they would see in specific roles, and also simply see the different styles of acting of an actor.

English scenes at 2:20.

As an actor, how to chose what to present on a demo and what kind of scenes?Well, first a demo should not be too long: 3-5 scenes, 1 minute length each max. The total length of a demo should not be more than 3 minutes. This is only a general rule I have heard form different casting directors met in the last year.

As far as what to chose scene wise, I suggest you choose what you truly want to play, your strengths and personally, I love to ad one character that I know I wouldn’t be called for cause ti is way to different of how people perceive me, but that I would love to work on as character composition. 

But the most important is to have fun. Mahélie Lortie and I have and so much fun working our scenes with coach Martin Perreault and once on the set, we were simply in #weloveourscenes mode !

Enjoy!

EXPOSITION DU REGROUPEMENT DES ARTISTES DE ROSEMÈRE

J'y aurai 2 oeuvres exposées et à date, je compte être au vernissage de vendredi
Will have 2 artworks exhibiting and so far, I can make it to the opening on Friday.
Avro 2 opere esposte e per ora ho intenzione di essere all’inaugurazione.
Love and light, V





RÉVOLUTION - SAISON 4

Cet automne (2022), j’ai eu la chance de “coacher” Jessie Mineau et Jason Chao Dai pour leur 1ère ronde de Révolution, saison 4...Lire la suite.

This fall (2022), I’ve had the chance to coach Jessie Mineau and Jason Chao Dai for their 1st round on the French TV show Révolution, season 4...read full article.


DEUX DERNIÈRES OEUVRE VENDUES
MY TWO LAST SOLD

Vendues à une exposition de résidence de retraités.
Ma collection de Charlots à su ramener certains résidents "dans le bon vieux temps".
Tant qu'à Émergence d'Espoir, elle a reçu beaucoup d'éloges. D'ailleurs elle fait partie aussi des cartes de souhaits qui vendent le plus.

Sold during an exhibit at a retiree home.
My Charlot collection has stopped many residents who were "brought back in good old times".
As for Hope Emergence, it has stopped quite a few admirers. And actually, the greeting cards with its reproduction are among the most popular ones.


ÉMISSION À VENIR CET AUTOMNE

Ma Dernière Oeuvre

BRUME HIVERNALE
1900$
DIMENSIONS approx 62x35.25
Fusain sur papier - encadré
Charcoal on paper - Framed

 


Oeuvre créée à partir d’une photo d’un lac qui m’a époustouflé en un mois de décembre.
Disponible localement pour l’instant (non via la boutique).


 Artwork created from a picture taken of a breath taking lake during a month of December.
Available locally for now (not via the boutique).