2017 benefit event

An immersive evening directed by Clara and Tomas Furey

Choreographer, dancer and performer Clara Furey was the featured artist at SONN, Danse Danse’s annual fundraising event, held on May 11, 2017, at the Bain Mathieu in Montreal. Taking a playful approach to the spatial possibilities of this former public bath, Clara Furey and her musician brother Tomas created an immersive performance incorporating dance, music, spoken word and choral singing. They were joined by dancers Winnie Ho, Benjamin Kamino, Francis Ducharme and Peter Jasko, actor Emmanuel Schwartz, and Les Voix Parallèles choir.

Photos © Tristan Lajarrige, Léo Pilote

More than 300 people participated in this festive evening of dance. A highlight of Danse Danse’s annual fundraising campaign, the event raises money for two of the organization’s signature programs: Get Youth Into Dance, which has reached over 4,600 young people, and Créateur en mouvement, a program in support of new dance pieces that has funded 44 artist residencies and 21 coproductions to date.

The 2017 HONOUR COMMITTEE was composed of : Anik Bissonnette Artistic Director of École supérieure de Ballet du Québec; Chantal Bouvier President and CEO, Le Cercle des présidents du Québec; Stéphan Drolet Partner, Services-conseils Juricomptabilité, KPMG; Anna Goodson CEO and Founder, Anna Goodson Illustration Agency; Louis-François Hogue Global Head, Business Development – Cirque du Soleil, President and CEO – 4U2C; Hélène Jarry Interior Designer; Isabelle Jomphe Lawyer/Trade-mark Agent, GGD; Sophie Lussier Director Legal Affairs, Financial Markets & Derivative Products, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec; Michèle Meier Vice President, Communications, Corporate Marketing and CSR, and International Affairs, Ivanhoé Cambridge; Philippe Meunier Chief Creative, Co-founder, SidLee; Catherine Moreau Advisor, Corporate Services at CN; Thierry Pejot-Charrost CPA, CA, Senior Director, Internal Audit and Risk Management, Transat AT; Pierre Pilote Chef, Leader, Government Affairs Industry Group, Gowlings; Emmanuelle Poupart Lawyer & Partner, McCarthy Tétrault; Annie Raymond Principal Director, Affairs Development, Fiscal services, Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche.