Sharing Dance: An Art Mediation Project with Festival Quartiers Danses

December 19, 2019

Bilingual article co-written with Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain À l’automne 2018, Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) et l’équipe de l’éducation et de l’engagement public de la Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain ont initié une collaboration afin de développer un projet pilote de visites de groupe où le mouvement du corps se situe au cœur de l’expérience de […]

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Community Dance: Relais Famille

December 17, 2019

Within the scope of the 2019 Special Projects, Festival Quartiers Danses, has offered dance workshops in partnership with Relais Famille thanks to the support of the Caisse Desjardins du Coeur-de-l’Île. Relais Famille is the only community organization in Quebec devoted exclusively to families and loved ones of people awaiting detention, detained or released from prison. […]

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À petits pas: Breaking Isolation (Part 2)

December 9, 2019

(Read Part 1: Meeting Between Children and Elders) The workshop series À petits pas aims to break the isolation elderly people living in care home while sensitizing children to seniors’ issues and challenges. The meeting of these two realities works like communicating vessels: it stimulates the elders and quietens children. The encounter of two very […]

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À petits pas: Meeting between Children and Elders (Part 1)

December 3, 2019

Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) takes as its mission to democratize contemporary dance. In order to do so, our cultural mediators visit people who have limited access to dance all year-round. The FQD therefore offers regular workshops and special projects to various community centres, CPEs (daycare centres), and senior’s residences. These special projects unfold over several […]

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Jane Mappin: Intuitive

September 16, 2017

Different generations come together at Festival Quartiers Danses, as it invites young and seasoned creators alike to showcase their work. Jane Mappin, an FQD regular since 2004, has been active in the dance world for the last thirty years. She appears in 4 shows this September. I first met Jane at the École supérieure de […]

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Brick by Brick

June 20, 2017

Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) launched its indoor programming for its 15th edition on June 14th, under the theme of The Builders. A banner that recalls the power of togetherness and the energy behind the ideas that have forged FQD’s identity. By Rose Carine Henriquez As Rafik Hubert Sabbagh, FQD’s general and artistic director, points out, […]

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Dreaming of dance with Rêvanous

May 30, 2017

Let’s be honest, contemporary dance does not always get good press among people who have no experience with it. It is often difficult for someone who has never been to a performance or who has never danced, to understand the point of such a practice. For specialists on the matter, the a priori is reversed. […]

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Video 1 of 5 ▶︎ Dancing and rediscovering one’s body

May 10, 2017

This year, Festival Quartiers Danses continues to develop its community-based action plan and pursue its mission to connect center participants with local artists through the cultural mediation project “Enter into dance”. Discover the first of five videos created by cinematographer Julien Tourigny-Gagnon. Each video addresses a different theme from our cultural mediation workshops. The project in its entirety will be […]

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Beyond appearances

This past Saturday, April 29 was the International Day of Dance. Since 1982, we have acknowledged the degree to which dance, in all its diverse forms and manifestations, is a key to understanding our lives, our bodies, and our feelings. This has inspired me to write about one particular branch of this discipline for which […]

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