Spreading dance through screens, new practices, new technologies
After editions in Montréal in 2012 and Québec City in 2015, Cinédanse event took the road to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, and landed at the new Arts Court in September 2019. The destination for the next edition will be announced shortly.
Over the years, our Caravan has promoted, supported and presented several artists whose works question the link to be redefined between generations, the relationship to the other, the troubled relationship to aging, the fluidity of gender and defend the acceptance of love in all its forms. Among the Québec and Canadian artists it supports are Chantal Caron (Saint-Jean-Port-Joli), Martine Époque and Denis Poulin (Montréal), Béatriz Mediavilla (Rouyn-Noranda), Ariane Boulet (Montréal), Robin Poitras (Régina), Yvonne Coutts (Ottawa), Lana Morton (Ottawa/Val d’Or), Isabelle Mapachee, founder of the Pow-Wow of Pikogan and Nyla Carpentier (Vancouver). From abroad, the Caravane supports the work of French choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang, New Yorkers Jil Guyon and Tamar Rogoff, and Franco-Algerian artist Nacera Belaza.
“To dance is to welcome the unexpected. To dance is to choose to change one’s habits. Statue (…) To be immobile does not mean that one stops everything. We gain perspective. We change. A new season. And we continue.”
Thierry Thieû Niang to dancers in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, August, 2017