Festival Quartiers Danses

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CULTURAL MEDIATION

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“Thank you for helping the residents discover dance. You can always learn something new, even when you’re 102!” Rosalie, Jardins Millen resident.

Since 2013, Festival Quartiers Danses has been offering cultural mediation workshops to all interested organizations in order to help demystify contemporary dance and establish connections between the artists who perform at the festival and the members of the community. These cultural mediation workshops, which are customized for each type of audience are held with the participation of our cultural mediators.

 

CULTURAL MEDIATION ASSESSMENT

Festival Quartiers Danses is sensitive to the reality of the elderly. This is why the festival’s team is interested in promoting the representation and social inclusion of elderly people in our society.

FULL ASSESSMENT 2016 (ONLY FRENCH)


 

THE WORKSHOPS

  • Free
  • On the organization’s premises
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Minimum 7 participants
  • A maximum of 20 participants or 15 participants for CHSLDs (long-term care centres)
  • It is possible to host 1 to 3 workshops

 


MOUVEMENT WORKSHOP

Simple and playful contemporary dance introductory exercises or series of guided improvisations; adapted to the cognitive et physical skill level of the participants.

« Merci pour ce beau moment joyeux et doux. »
Résidente, Résidence Le Symbiose

« J’ai réussi à oublier mon âge pendant l’atelier! »
Résident, Habitation Simone-Léveillé

« Ça fait du bien cette danse, ça nous fait bouger d’une façon différente, d’une façon qui est à nous. » Réjeanne, Alternatives Communautaires d’Habitation et d’Intervention de Milieu

 

 

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DISCOVERY WORKSHOP

A playful panel and round table discussion with the participants on the subject of dance; performance of a choreographic work by a professional dancer.

« Très intéressant, l’équipe a su capter l’attention des participants et leur faire découvrir la danse contemporaine. »
Cynthia A., Alternatives Communautaires d’Habitation et d’Intervention de Milieu

« C’était intéressant. Ça m’a donné le goût de danser. »
Vicky B., Corporation de l’Espoir

« L’atelier prépare notre corps à recevoir l’énergie de la danse. »
Participant, Gestion services plus Trois-Pignons

 

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PREPARATORY WORKSHOP

Organisations who plan a group outing to a Festival Quartiers Danses presentation may request a preparatory workshop of the performance to help their members better understand the creative imagery of the chosen artist.

« Très intéressant. Ça m’a aidé à comprendre cette danse. »
Janine L., Alternatives Communautaires d’Habitation et d’Intervention de Milieu

 


SPECIAL PROJECTS

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DISCOVERY VISIT AND ARTISTIC WORKSHOP 2015

Guided tours at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts about the presence of dance and movement in artworks combined with movement exercises and followed by a plastic arts activity.

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COMMUNITY DANCE PROJECT 2015

Driven by the will to get more involved in the community, the cultural mediation of Festival Quartiers Danses organizes for a second year a choreographic performance with non-professional dancers, under the direction of a professional choreographer. The choreography will be presented as part of the outdoor performance series at the Quartiers Danses Festival.

CONTACT

For reservations and information

Head of cultural mediation
mediationculturelle@quartiersdanses.com

 


VISITED LOCATIONS

  • Community homes and organizations for the elderly
  • Residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs)
  • Montreal municipal housing bureau offices
  • Organizations that support people living with an intellectual disability
  • Organizations that support people living with mental health issues
  • Women’s centres
  • Hospital centres

ARTISTS INVOLVED

Anne-Flore de Rochambeau

Elizabeth Suich

Isabel Mohn

Estelle Lavoie