What is

Cultural mediation?

Cultural mediation is the search for ways to reduce the gap between the public and the art, between the artist and those who benefit from their work. Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) has made it its mission to democratize dance and make it accessible for all publics. To this end, FQD founded, in 2013, a cultural mediation’s department which organizes a multitude of activities in social, health and community organizations all around Montreal. These activities take the form of workshops adapted to the different communities, intimate and privileged performances, conversations with artists and round tables to name a few.

Throughout the years, the cultural mediation team has developed an offer of workshops that can be tailored and adapted to the specific needs of different groups and populations: Online (new in 2020!), Discover, On the move, Dancing exhibit, Lil’ dancers, The universe of… Our department also develops special projects collaborating with different organizations and partners in the community. These innovative projects are imagined and brought up to fit the specific needs and particularities of the population involved.

Our workshops

Discover
On the move
Online (new in 2020!)
Dancing exhibit
The universe of...
Lil' dancers
Discover

Discover contemporary dance and its history with an interactive exposé that will allow the participants to enter that new universe. The group will then get the opportunity to unwind through a short choreography created collaboratively to the image of the group. All of our workshops can be adapted and tailored to your community’s needs.

 45 to 1h15
 With FQD’s cultural mediator
 Up to 20 participants
I n your organization’s facilities
On the move

Une initiation à la danse contemporaine à travers des exercices ludiques, des jeux et des mouvements simples animés par une, un artiste de la programmation du festival. Les participantes et participants seront invités à entrer en contact avec leur corps et à expérimenter dans le respect de leurs capacités. Tous nos ateliers s’adaptent aux besoins de votre communauté.

 45 to 1h15
 With a professional dancer from the festival’s program
 Up to 20 participants
 In your organization’s facilities
Online (new in 2020!)

In compliance with the sanitary measures, we offer your community to discover contemporary dance in the comfort and security of their homes. The festival’s mediator will propose playful and accessible exercises to bring the participants to connect with their bodies and explore through simple movements. All of our workshops can be adapted and tailored to your community’s needs.

 45 min to 1 h
 With FQD’s cultural mediator
 Up tp 15 participants
 On Zoom Sur Zoom  (internet connexion and installation of the application required)
Dancing exhibit

A visit at the museum guided by movement. An artist of the festival’s program will guide the participants through a visual arts’ exhibition and invite them to explore the pieces with games and simple exercises inspired by the art. A new way to experiment Montreal’s museum, specifically the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Phi Foundation for contemporary arts. All of our workshops can be adapted and tailored to your community’s needs.

 1 h to 1 h 30
 With a professional dancer from FQD’s program
 Between 10 and 15 participants depending on the exhibition
 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts or Phi Foundation for the contemporary arts depending on availability
The universe of...

Discover the choreographic universe of an artist of FQD’s current program. First, the participants will connect to their bodies and enter the movement through exercises and explorations inspired by the artist’s work. Then, the group will be invited to discover the professional work of the same artist by either coming to one of their shows or through the presentation of a short film, both followed by a conversation on the work. All of our workshops can be adapted and tailored to your community’s needs.

 1h to 1 h 30 + show or film projection
 With a professional artist from the festival’s program
 Up to 20 participants
 In your organization’s facilities
Lil' dancers

From four to eight workshops especially imagined for children between the ages of 3 and 5 in childcare centers. Exploring the theme of basic emotions, the children will explore movement, develop their coordination skills and work on their social skills through games and playful dance exercises.

 30 to 45 min
 With the cultural mediator or a professional dancer
 Between 10 and 20 children
 In your childcare center’s facilities
TO DISCOVER

Special projects

Curious about our workshops?

You are an organization interested in our workshops? You have a new project in mind? Contact FQD’s cultural mediator at 514 751-2207 or fill up the form bellow: