Francophonie, a dance of words!
During its 21ᵉ edition, the FQD chose to dedicate an entire day of its programming to the Francophonie. There will be an opportunity to celebrate the French language in all its diversity, its interbreeding, as well as all the cultural communities that it binds together and of which it is the heritage. Francophonie Day will take place on Sunday, September 10 from 11:30 a.m. and is orchestrated in collaboration with the organization Debout: Actes de parole.
Three kiosks of poetic, playful and accessible activities will be presented there. This will be the perfect opportunity to explore, meeting some thirty artists, the relationship that exists between the words of the French language and movement, while celebrating the diversity of bodies, words and trajectories. which enriches the multicultural landscape in Quebec and Canada. The day will close with a performance by Taafé Fanga and Sarah Khilaji.
Mrs. Louise Harel, President of the Commitee on the Promotion of the French Language in the City of Montreal and former President of the National Assembly of Quebec, will chair this day specially dedicated to the Francophonie.
11:30 am – Opening and words of the partners
12:15 pm – Writing and dancing activities
2:30 pm – Reading public texts with speech artists
4:00 pm – Closing performance with Taafé Fanga and Sarah Khilaji
Ambassador of the day
Mrs. Louise Harel, FQD’s co-governor since 2005, President of the Commitee on the Promotion of the French Language in the City of Montreal and former Chair of the National Assembly of Québec
The artists of the day
Spoken word artists:
Sarah Khilaji, Isabelle St-Pierre, Amélie Prévost, Nelly Daou, Fabrice Koffy and Marc-Olivier Jean alias Élémo
Véronique Giasson, Lamont, Cai Glover, Adèle Ross, Constance Aubry, Genevieve Gagne, Léa Lavoie-Gauthier, Marisa Ricci, Leah Tremblay, Alexander Ellison, Jimmy Chung, Amélie Albert, Selena Russo, Lou Amsellem, Armande Sanseverino, Gaël Germain, Àngel Duran, Elisa Barrat Gilbert, Aicha Benchaâboune, Anja Fanslau
This day is made possible by the “Fonds de programmation francophone mutualisée” of the City of Montréal Service de la culture.