Fundraising event 2023


On March 9, 2023, Danse Danse celebrated the living arts in a very convivial atmosphere. In the foyer of Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, at the Piano Nobile, guests raised a glass with us in honour of contemporary dance. 

The evening was also an opportunity for guests to attend the extraordinary show Colossus by Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake, featuring no less than 64 performers. More than 200 people from all walks of life joined in the celebrations. The festive atmosphere was in keeping with our 25th anniversary and the creative energy of the artists who never cease to surprise us from season to season. For them and dance, thank you for your support!

This fundraising event reached its objectives, and the money raised will be dedicated to artistic programming, even more, diversified and of exceptional quality, to the development of inclusion programs, as well as to the support of artists. 

The honorary president was Sophie Lussier, vice-president and head of legal affairs, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Danse Danse warmly thanks her and all the members of the Honorary Committee

A huge thank you also to our donors, partners and volunteers!

Soirée-bénéfice 2023

On the picture from left to right: Thierry Pejot-Charrost, Pierre Pilote, Sophie Lussier, Anik Bissonnette, Julie-Anne Côté, Sébastien Leblond, Emmanuelle Poupart, Pierre Des Marais, Chantal Bouvier, Jonathan Lachapelle. Photo © Emily Gan.

Soirée-bénéfice © Emily Gan.
Soirée-bénéfice © Emily Gan.
Soirée-bénéfice © Emily Gan.
Soirée-bénéfice © Emily Gan.
Soirée-bénéfice © Emily Gan.
Soirée-bénéfice © Emily Gan.
Soirée-bénéfice © Emily Gan.

Photos © Emily Gan.

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Thanks to your donation to the fundraising event, you support… 

  • The development of cultural action programs
    Each ticket purchased allows 3 young people to attend a show. 
  • Better accessibility to our shows for a diverse audience
    Every ticket purchased allows 3 newcomers to Canada to attend a show. 
  • The presence of people with special needs. 
    Visually impaired and partially sighted people can attend a show thanks to live audio description.  
  • Creative residencies.  
    In 2021-2022, 29 residency days were offered, reaching 80 artists, for a total of $24,000 distributed.  
  • Co-productions and diversification of artistic offerings. 
    In 2021-2022, $77,500 went directly into co-productions.  
  • Art forms that were not being hosted in major theatres. 
    More than 150 street dance artists thrilled nearly 15,000 spectators last fall. 
  • Affordable ticketing. 
    Ticket revenues cover only 50% of actual presentation costs.


Colossus Show

by Stephanie Lake Company (Australia) 

A stage teeming with 64 bodies. Stephanie Lake, a leading figure in Australian dance, explores the joy and excitement of the collective experience in an extraordinary event. Breathtaking! 

Thank to our partners





Sophie Lussier, Vice President and Head of Legal Affairs – Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Anik Bissonette, Artistic Director - École supérieure de Ballet du Québec. Nadine Boustany, Head of Projects, Will & Way. Chantal Bouvier, President and CEO - Le Cercle des présidents du Québec. Julie-Anne Côté, Consultant in museology. Karla Étienne, Executive Director - Canadian Dance Assembly. Jonathan Lachapelle, Vice-President, Investissements – Fednav Holdings Inc. Sébastien Leblond, President & CEO - Capital RainMKRS Inc. Michèle Meier, Senior Head of Communications and Marketing - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Thierry Pejot-Charrost, Vice-President, Internal Audit and Risk Management – Transat A.T. Inc. Pierre Pilote, Managing Partner - Gowlings. Emmanuelle Poupart, Partner – McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Lucy Riddell, Vice Chair, R. Howard Webster Foundation. Anne Roger, Collection manager – Giverny Capital. Nathalie Seïde, Senior Advisor, Integration and Marketing Implementation - Desjardins