The silence in our performance halls affects all of us ... It makes us especially aware that the arts are good for the soul, that coming together around a creative work is an enrichment that we don't want to give up.
We had to cut the 2019/2020 season short. Nederlands Dans Theater had already given two performances before we cancelled its remaining three evenings. Then we had to cancel the upcoming performances by Anne Plamondon and Danza Contemporánea de Cuba. However, we managed to reschedule Guillaume Côté's Crypto, which will be presented in May 2021. Our hearts go out to the artists of the 2019/2020 season who were prevented from appearing at Place des Arts. Nothing can replace the experience of sharing with an audience, after months of research and hard work.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us during this season, which was filled with beautiful moments: pure pleasure with BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, the visit of the Australian Aboriginal dancers of Bangarra Dance Theatre, flamenco on an ice floe with La Otra Orilla, an experience without limits with Animals of Distinction, an ode to memory with Caroline Laurin Beaucage, the acclaimed revival of Marie Chouinard's bODY_rEMIX/les_vARIATIONS_gOLDBERG and her dazzling anthology RADICALE VITALITÉ, Schubert's Winterreise choreographed and danced by José Navas, and the magnificent new work by Compagnie Virginie Brunelle accompanied by the Molinari Quartet.
On behalf of the entire Danse Danse team, thank you for celebrating dance with us, and thank you for supporting us in these uncertain times.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Pierre Des Marais
Executive Director and Artistic Co-Director
Artistic Co-Director and Director of Development