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La Gigue Québécoise

Article de la danseuse professionnelle de gigue contemporaine Rachel Carignan, expliquant les origines de ce style de danse et de musique rythmique. 

La gigue est une danse traditionnelle québécoise. La gigue est une danse de pas. La gigue est une danse instrument. La gigue est un instrument dansé. 
La gigue a d’abord une racine historique et un passé ancré dans la tradition orale et la transmission sociale. Je n’en suis pas une historienne, mais il est selon moi incontournable de dire quelques mots sur ses origines pour mieux comprendre son présent. Nous venant probablement, selon plusieurs chercheur.e.s, de l’immigration vers le Québec d’habitants des îles britanniques (Irlande, Écosse, Angleterre), ses origines ne sont toutefois pas absolument vérifiables. La tradition giguée du Québec s’est construite et se construit surtout par la transmission directe. Plusieurs acteurs du milieu ont plus tard contribué à sa transmission à travers des écrits et des recherches (Voir Pierre Chartrand…
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