Free |Screenings |Citizen Exchanges


In each of the cities and communities, at the end of the 3 days of workshops, an evening of projection followed by a citizen exchange will take place and sometimes other dancing activities…Detailed schedules per city at the bottom of this page.

|Screenings of Autumn’s Spring

The moving documentary “Autumn’s Spring”, produced by Thierry Thieû Niang, presents the fruit of seven years of work for 20 retirees from Marseille with the choreographer. Nurses, housewives, professors or doctors, aged 60 to 87, and without any choreographic experience interpret a variation of the masterpiece of Stravinsky The Rite of Spring.

See how the show they toured on the biggest stages of the world has enriched their lives, releasing them, giving them faith in themselves and bringing a bit of spring in their autumn. A documentary that traces an extraordinary human journey.

Réal.: Philippe Chevallier and Denis Sneguirev | Chor.: Thierry Thieû Niang FR | 2013 | 52′

|Citizen Exchanges

A citizen exchange, a talk will follow the projection and will be animated in each city by exchanges of public personalities – artists, dance and health professionals, philosophers, sociologists, politicians – who will ask questions about our relationship with old age in our society.

What are the roles of our elders in our societies where life expectancy is constantly increasing? How can they maintain a sense of being useful to others? Are there no building bridges between the generations of elders and the new generations?

All activities are free. No reservations possible.



|Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Monday August 14th, 7pm

Centre socio-culturel Gérard-Ouellet – 7-A, Place de l’Église

|Paspébiac- Thursday, August 17th, 7 pm

Salle multi, Centre culturel – 7, boul. Gérard D. Lévesque est

|Ottawa – Wednesday, August 23rd, 6pm

Studio, ODD – Art’s Court – 2 Daly Ave #240

|Pikogan-Tuesday, August 29th

|Kitscisakik-Thursday, August 31st

|Rouyn-Noranda- Sunday, August 3rd, 1pm

Main Gallery of the Centre d’exposition de Rouyn-Noranda – 201, Dallaire Ave., local 154



Wednesday, May 3
Place des Arts (175, Sainte-Catherine ouest St.)

at 11am*, 1pm, 5:15pm* | Salle Claude-Léveillée

Screenings |«Autumn’s Spring»

*at 12pm and 5pm,  discover the 30 participants of the workshops dancing the spring!

12pm  – 1pm | Espace culturel Georges-Emile-Lapalme

Lunch Beat
with DJ Dominiq Hamel

Bring your lunch and let’s dance!

at 2pm | Espace Georges-Émile-Lapalme

Citizen Exchanges

Host by Sébastien Diaz, host and director of the TV shows Format Familial & Formule Diaz, Télé-Québec

Our guests:
Joséphine Bacon, innu poet;
Hélène-Andrée Bizier, historian;
Josée Blanchette, journalist at Le Devoir & author;
– Martine Époque et Denis Poulin, professors emeritus & associate, at tje dance department, codirectors, LARTech, laboratoire de recherche-création en technochorégraphie, UQÀM (Montréal);
– Valérie Lemieux, erg. M.Sc., agente de planification, programmation et recherche, Direction régionale de santé publique, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal;
– Florence Vinit, professor at the psychology department, UQÀM & cofounder of Jovia – Dr. Clown.