A repertoire of dance-related content

Discover exclusive content! Some of it are related to our dance shows, while others document activities of our Cultural Action program. Get a glimpse of the creation, discover the works in a different manner, follow the dancers in rehearsal and from backstage to the stage, and watch documentary videos about various facets of dance.

Ebnfloh © Melika Dez

Documentary | Street Dance - from the foundations to the stage

A clip that gives voice to Quebec choreographers who have brought street dance styles to the stage, in pure, hybrid or mixed approaches.

WIth Handy "HYA" Yacinthe, Alexandra 'Spicey' Landé, Vladimir "7Starr" Laurore, Ismaël Mouaraki, Axelle "Ebony" Munezero, Victor Quijada, Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, Yvon Soglo alias Crazy Smooth.
Produced by Filigranes Archives for Danse Danse.
Duration: 17 minutes 

Photo Compagnie Hervé Koubi © Nathalie Sternalski. Dancers El Houssaini Zahid, Issa Sanou.

Documentary | Compagnie Hervé Koubi | At the source of creation

Between hip hop, street dance and contemporary dance, Ce que le jour doit à la nuit is a highly acrobatic choreography: 12 Algerian and Burkinabe dancers with breathtaking abilities, leaping, flying, twirling on sacred music from the East and West. Listen to the artists talk about their creative work.

With choreographer Hervé Koubi and dancers Fayçal Hamlat and Issa Sanou.
Produced by Filigranes Archives for Danse Danse, for the webcats of Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (What the day owes the night).
Duraion: 8 minutes.

The Rite of Spring - The Sketch, London, 1913

Documentary | Dancing at Dusk | The Rite of Spring: in the footsteps of an extraordinary work

Let yourself be transported through the history of this iconic work created by choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky and composer Igor Stravinsky. Discover the archives of versions of The Rite of Spring from over 20 companies from different styles, countries and eras.

With Valérie Lessard accompanied by choreographer Marie Chouinard.
Produced by Filigranes Archives for Danse Danse, for the webcast of the film Dancing at Dusk - A Moment with Pina Bausch.
Duration: 10 minutes.

Germaine Acogny © Antoine Tempé

Documentary | Dancing at Dusk | Interview with Germaine Acogny & Jorge Puerta Armenta

Meet Germaine Acogny, artistic director of the École des sables in Senegal, and Jorge Puerta Armenta, former member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, rehearsal director and restager of The Rite of Spring, who talk about the challenges of transmitting Pina Bausch's choreography to African dancers

Interview by Valérie Lessard.
Produced by Filigranes Archives for Danse Danse, for the webcast of the film Dancing at Dusk - A Moment with Pina Bausch.
Duration: 13 minutes

Sylvain Émard | Everybody dance

cultural action | Sylvain Émard | Everybody dance

Danse Danse called upon choreographer Sylvain Émard to create a choreography for the students of the Commission scolaire de Montréal. Some of them learned it at school with their teachers, others had a visit from Danse Danse and the choreographer. Enter the dance with them!

A Danse Danse project with the Commission scolaire de Montréal.
In the video: students and staff from Père-Marquette and Victor-Doré schools. On the occasion of International Dance Day, April 29, 2020.
Duration: 1:28 minutes

Dance with the elders

Cultural action | Caroline Laurin-Beaucage | Meeting the elders

A group of seniors meet contemporary dance with choreographer Caroline Laurin-Beaucage.

An activity of Danse Danse in collaboration with the association Les Petits Frères in Montreal, 2019/20.
As part of the presentation of Caroline Laurin-Beaucage's show Intérieurs.
Duration: 2:01 minutes

Artistic residencies Danse Danse

Resid(a)nces - automne 2020

Take a step into contemporary dance creation through the artistic residencies we have offered to Quebec companies in fall 2020.

Alexandra 'Spicey' Landé, Compagnie Ebnflōh : Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Andrea Peña and Artists : Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
RUBBERBAND : Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal : Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts
Handy "MonstaPop" Yacinthe : Centre de Création O Vertigo (CCOV)
Compagnie Virginie Brunelle : CCOV + Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts

Duration: 1:15 minutes

International Dance Day 2020

The audience is dancing | International Dance Day 2020

Danse Danse and Sylvain Émard Danse have brought us together (even from a distance) for the time of this short choreography. Sharing the movement, from our living rooms and terraces.

A Danse Danse project for International Dance Day 2020 (April 29)
Editing of the videos (received from volunteer participants) by Salomé Boniface for Danse Danse.
Duration: 1:25 minutes

Nelken-Line Pina Bausch Montreal

The audience is dancing | Nelken Line, in Pina Bausch's footsteps

Learned and performed by dozens of participants - from Quebec to France - in celebration of Pina's dance and spirit, this is perhaps the most famous line from Pina Bausch's 1982 piece Nelken (carnations): Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

With volunteer participants
A Danse Danse activity in collaboration with the Pina Bausch Foundation (following the cancellation of the Nelken performance in October 2020)
Duration: 3:27 minutes

 JOAT Battle | BopnGeek

JOAT Battle | Abnormal & BopnGeek

Popper Abnormal has influenced the national and international scene. Learn more about his dance style that mixes robot and mime with a touch of humor. Vancouver-based street dance artist BopnGeek explores the finer points of animation and talks about his style, bopping.

WIth Abdel-Hanine Madini (Abnormal) and Michael Browne (BopnGeek), dancers at JOAT Battle 2020.
Produced by Handy "MonstaPop" Yacinthe for Danse Danse.
Duration : 2 minutes