Diversity and inclusion have been at the heart of the identity of Festivals Quartiers Danses (FQD) since its founding. Faced with the magnitude of the Black Lives Matter movement this spring following the murder of George Floyd, the FQD is once again seeking to amplify the voices of dance artists coming from different cultural backgrounds and communities of Montreal.

Thus, it is in collaboration with Diversité Artistique Montréal (DAM), the dance department of Concordia University and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) that the FQD gives the microphone to choreographers Andrea Peña, Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo , Kyana Lyne and Thaïna Rosinvil who will discuss diversity, inclusion and racism in the dance world.

***Before watching the video, we invite you to read this statement by Thaïna Rosinvil, guest of the round table. Click here.

Dance and systemic racism: anchors in the body and in the dance ecosystem