Postponed to 2021
It is with great sadness and… RESILIENCE that we announce the postponement of the participatory show Danse ton parc, previously scheduled for October 3rd as the opening event of Phenomena Festival. Municipal health authorities have lowered the maximum number of participants at outdoor events to 25 people, which includes the artists, the festival team and the technicians. As such, it became no longer possible to host this event. It is, however, but a question of time before we make this event happen. Instead of cancelling this show, choreographer Hélène Langevin has agreed to postpone the event to 2021, once it will have become possible to gather in larger groups, let our freak flags fly and dance however extravagantly and uniquely as we’d like… even if we’re standing two meters apart!
Technical details: 250 people maximum. First come, first served. With social distancing in “family bubbles”.
Outdoor dance with everyone in costume
During lockdown, choreographer Hélène Langevin and her neighbour, DJ Steph Lemire, took to dancing on their respective balconies every Saturday at 6 p.m. Their weekly ritual gradually became a neighbourhood affair. This project will be specially adapted for the Phenomena Festival from Dance Your Balcony to Dance Your Park! Hélène Langevin, along with 5 professional dancers, invites Montréalers to put on their wackiest costumes and come dance in Parc Baldwin on Saturday, October 3 at 2 p.m. while respecting physical distancing. A simple dance routine will be posted on social media ahead of the event for participants interested in learning it. This invitation to come together for a festive, creative afternoon continues in the jubilant tradition of the two editions of the Parade phénoménale, in 2017 and 2019.
With the participation of the dancers: Mariève Carrière, Georges Nicolas-Tremblay, Gabrielle Surprenant Lacasse, Marianne Gignac-Girard, Alexandre Parenteau.
A co-presentation Bouge de là & Festival Phénomena