We create

Under the artistic direction of Kathy Casey, we produce contemporary dance performances with invited choreographers – creators who are rethinking, redefining and reworking what is a dance. Through a process of deep questioning performance and the body, we encourage bold ideas and help discover ways to express them and give them form. Together we explore new ways to be with the audience and share fresh, powerful propositions.

This unique accompaniment nourishes works like no other – mature, exciting works, supported by experienced and committed dancers. Work after work, Montréal Danse creates a vibrant repertoire that reflects the most advanced choreographic desires and contemporary issues. Founded in 1986, Montréal Danse has produced more than fifty works, all marked by audacity and singularity. Benoît Lachambre’s Prisms won the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec Prize for the best choreographic work of the season – a work seen in Montreal’s cultural centres and as far away as Denmark, Korea and Indonesia. Recently, Montréal Danse has been creating with Peter Quanz, Benoît Lachambre, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, Marie Béland:

  • Ground by Caroline Laurin-Beaucage (with Lorganisme)
  • REBO(U)ND by Caroline Laurin-Beaucage (with Lorganisme and HUB Studio)
  • Instant Community by Peter Quanz + collective
  • Prisms by Benoît Lachambre
  • BETWEEN by Marie Béland (with maribé – sors de ce corps)
  • BESIDE by Marie Béland (with maribé – sors de ce corps | in creation)
  • Reel to Real by Benoît Lachambre (with Par B.L.eux | in creation)

We develop

We are stimulated by our milieu and seek to stimulate it in exchange, to incubate creations, explorations and discussions. In this way, we open up creative processes for choreographers, allowing them to work with seasoned and skilled performers:

  • Choreographic research workshops (one week, 4 choreographers each with 2 dancers, under the supervision of 2 facilitators)
  • Research Events (3 weeks, one choreographer in the studio, in complete freedom, with 2 or 3 performers as needed)

During each Workshop, the company also offers talks with dance thinkers that are open to the public. Generous and committed, Montréal Danse expands the definition of what a contemporary dance company is and the role it can play in its community and with many choreographers.

We care

Montréal Danse is spearheading the cause Dance Against Violence, which it co-founded with Agora de la danse, La Dauphinelle and Amélie-Dionne Charest. The company offers women who are violence survivors movement workshops that empower them to regain control of their bodies and their self-esteem. Since 2010, these non-conventional workshops give them the lead role in the path towards their own well-being. The workshops are given by dancers-moderators that are professional performers of the company (Maryse Carrier, Elinor Fueter, Rachel Harris). Their sensitivity and expertise of the body and movement play a major role on the path to recovery and better-being. Since 2010, more than 300 workshops have been given for a turnout of 1476 individual participations. Recently a new format of workshops is dedicated to women and their children together.

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General audience, lovers of dance and performance

Choreographers, dancers, creators

Presenters, professionals

Patience! Montréal Danse is back in 2019 with a brand new website…

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Montréal Danse / Dance Against Violence 372 Ste-Catherine West #109 Montreal (Qc) H3B 1A2

Booking

Dance Against Violence

Montréal Danse is supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal, by Ville de Montréal and by Emploi Québec.

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Under the artistic direction of Kathy Casey, we produce contemporary dance performances with invited choreographers – creators who are rethinking, redefining and reworking what is a dance. Through a process of deep questioning performance and the body, we encourage bold ideas and help discover ways to express them and give them form. Together we explore new ways to be with the audience and share fresh, powerful propositions.

This unique accompaniment nourishes works like no other – mature, exciting works, supported by experienced and committed dancers. Work after work, Montréal Danse creates a vibrant repertoire that reflects the most advanced choreographic desires and contemporary issues. Founded in 1986, Montréal Danse has produced more than fifty works, all marked by audacity and singularity. Benoît Lachambre’s Prisms won the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec Prize for the best choreographic work of the season – a work seen in Montreal’s cultural centres and as far away as Denmark, Korea and Indonesia. Recently, Montréal Danse has been creating with Peter Quanz, Benoît Lachambre, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, Marie Béland:

  • Ground by Caroline Laurin-Beaucage (with Lorganisme)
  • REBO(U)ND by Caroline Laurin-Beaucage (with Lorganisme and HUB Studio)
  • Instant Community by Peter Quanz + collective
  • Prisms by Benoît Lachambre
  • BETWEEN by Marie Béland (with maribé – sors de ce corps)
  • BESIDE by Marie Béland (with maribé – sors de ce corps | in creation)
  • Reel to Real by Benoît Lachambre (with Par B.L.eux | in creation)
We are stimulated by our milieu and seek to stimulate it in exchange, to incubate creations, explorations and discussions. In this way, we open up creative processes for choreographers, allowing them to work with seasoned and skilled performers:
  • Choreographic research workshops (one week, 4 choreographers each with 2 dancers, under the supervision of 2 facilitators)
  • Research Events (3 weeks, one choreographer in the studio, in complete freedom, with 2 or 3 performers as needed)
During each Workshop, the company also offers talks with dance thinkers that are open to the public. Generous and committed, Montréal Danse expands the definition of what a contemporary dance company is and the role it can play in its community and with many choreographers.

Montréal Danse is spearheading the cause Dance Against Violence, which it co-founded with Agora de la danse, La Dauphinelle and Amélie-Dionne Charest. The company offers women who are violence survivors movement workshops that empower them to regain control of their bodies and their self-esteem. Since 2010, these non-conventional workshops give them the lead role in the path towards their own well-being. The workshops are given by dancers-moderators that are professional performers of the company (Maryse Carrier, Elinor Fueter, Rachel Harris). Their sensitivity and expertise of the body and movement play a major role on the path to recovery and better-being. Since 2010, more than 300 workshops have been given for a turnout of 1476 individual participations. Recently a new format of workshops is dedicated to women and their children together.

General audience, lovers of dance and performance

Choreographers, dancers, creators

Presenters, professionals

Montréal Danse / Dance Against Violence
372 Ste-Catherine West #109
Montreal (Qc) H3B 1A2

Booking

Dance Against Violence

Montréal Danse is supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal, by Ville de Montréal and by Emploi Québec.
Patience! Montréal Danse is back in 2019 with a brand new website…