Under the major upheavals brought by this distinctive year, the Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) team has chosen to prioritize the health of its partners, its audience, but, above all, artists from the dance community and cancel its programming of indoor and international shows. This difficult decision led the FQD team to play on inventiveness in order to continue to fulfill its mission to promote creative dance in all its forms and hybridities. This is how a new adventure was born: offering an online edition accessible to all to display the dancing scene from Montreal.
The FQD could not be prouder to present a 100% Montreal based 18th hybrid edition online and in an urban context: 16 co-creations bringing together 33 Montreal choreographers and filmmakers presented as world premieres, 17 performances in an urban context, interviews with artists from the programming, a round table on diversity and racism in dance, a retrospective photo exhibition, a cinema program of 10 short films on dance by local and international artists and a unique telephone performance.
This edition also highlights the contribution of women’s influence of dance, these powerful and resilient creators who make up most of the programming.
In order to remain faithful to its identity and maintain the festive character of this unifying event, this new digital and exclusive content will be broadcast daily between September 11 and 20, 2020 and available for free on the FQD website.
This 18th edition is dedicated to Mrs Louise Harel, President of the National Assembly of Quebec from 1981 to 2008 and co-governor of the FQD, to underline her unwavering support since 2005.