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A Celebration of Contemporary Dance in Montreal

From September 6th to 17th, 2023, Montreal will come alive with the rhythm and grace of contemporary dance as the Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) returns for its latest edition. This year, attendees can look forward to diverse performances, workshops, and events that showcase the best of contemporary dance. The Festival Quartiers Danses has a rich history of democratizing contemporary dance. Its mission has always been to make this art form more accessible to all audiences, whether watching a performance in a traditional theater or stumbling upon a dance in an unusual venue. will help you create your epic night by booking you a table at one of Montreal’s fine restaurants, and they will even hook you up with one of Montreal’s nightclubs or bars if you want to have a drink or two after the concert. That is not all; if you come from out of town, will also care for your hotel needs in ideal city areas and your travel accommodations at the best rates. Call or text them now at 438-995-6496 to find out how you can have the perfect night in Montreal.

What to Expect This Year

A Diverse Showcase

The Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) 2023 promises a vibrant showcase of contemporary dance, combining traditional and innovative performances. Attendees can anticipate a blend of solo and group performances, interactive workshops, and immersive experiences that will challenge the conventional boundaries of dance. Beyond the performances, the festival will also offer beginners and seasoned dancers workshops. These sessions will allow attendees to learn from the experts, understand the nuances of contemporary dance, and even try their hand (or foot!) at some moves.

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A Glimpse into the Festival’s History

A Legacy of Dance

Since its inception, the Festival Quartiers Danses has been at the forefront of promoting contemporary dance in Montreal. Over the years, it has evolved from a small local event to a significant cultural festival, attracting performers and audiences from around the world.

Breaking Barriers

One of the unique aspects of FQD is its commitment to making dance accessible. The festival breaks down barriers between performers and the audience by hosting performances in unconventional venues like public squares, parks, and streets, creating a more intimate and engaging experience.

Performers to Watch Out For

FQD curates a lineup of talented performers each year, ranging from established names in the dance world to emerging artists. This year is no exception:

  • Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir: Known for her poetic and evocative style, Ingólfsdóttir’s “Seven Poems From An Unwritten Book Of Poetry” is expected to be a visual and emotional treat.
  • Sarah Hopfinger: With “Pain and I,” Hopfinger explores the themes of suffering, resilience, and healing through dance, promising a profoundly moving performance.

Collaborative Performances

The festival also encourages collaborations, allowing artists to merge their styles and create something truly unique. The joint performance by Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir and Sarah Hopfinger is one such anticipated event, where two distinct dance styles will come together on one stage.

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Dance Across the City

FQD 2023 will transform Montreal into a dance stage. The venues have been chosen to offer a mix of traditional theater settings and open spaces, ensuring that every performance provides a unique ambiance.

  • Les Grands Ballets’ Studio-Theatre | Edifice Wilder: A renowned venue for dance in Montreal, this theater promises an intimate setting where the dancer’s every move resonates with the audience.
  • Urban Forest | McCord Museum: Imagine contemporary dance amidst nature! This venue will blend urban and natural elements, making the performances even more enchanting.

Dance Beyond the Stage

Apart from the live performances, the festival also celebrates the intersection of dance with other art forms. Attendees can discover co-productions of short films by Montreal choreographers and directors from previous festival editions. Some of these include:

  • SPECTRUM (2022) by Morgane Le Tiec and Xavier Curnillon delves into the body and its energetic duplicate.
  • The Essence Remains (2022) by Louis-Martin Charest and Margie Gillis.
  • Grand Pig (2020/2022) by Charles Brecard and Do Phan Hoi explores themes of revenge and solace against a chaotic world.

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