After months of preparation, we unveil the complete program and the participating artists for the first edition of the Montreal International Dance Festival (FidMtl) which will be held from November 18 to 22, 2020. After several delays and changes of programming, all events on the schedule of this new festival in the greater metropolitan region will be held in virtual mode and all for free!
A series of ephemeral dances in the heart of the city, capturing a unique experience and stage encounters between singers, musicians and dancers at Place des Arts; virtual conferences with a choreographer of international prestige and the winners from “Revolution Season 1”; a short documentary featuring Latin dances as well as a video presentation on the influences from the black community in the world of dance, projected on the wall of the Quartier des spectacles.
The internationally acclaimed program director and choreographer of FidMtl Steve Bolton states: “At a time when people are looking for various activities, where dancers in Quebec lack opportunities and where skin color still creates adversity, the FidMtl offers unifying events and invites Quebeckers to experience dance in Montreal. I am proud of the programming that the organization has put together in a few weeks, following the closure of cultural activities! “
The FidMtl is pleased to offer the opportunity to more than 60 local artists to present their talent. Artists of all origins, amateurs and professionals alike will be part of this dance event. Internationally renowned choreographer Luther Brown; Indigenous artist Barbara Diabo; performers from the innovative contemporary dance company Tangente and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens: singer Kim Richardson: Revolution 1 winners, Team White, Famous tap dancer Travis Knights and several other dancers and dance companies will attend this first presentation.
The FidMtl has chosen to present this presentation despite the pandemic, all in virtual mode, with recordings broadcast on the web, in addition to its screening in the Quartier des spectacles between November 18 and 22.
The complete events program of the International Festival of Montreal Dance is available and it is possible to reserve your Internet access via the website or on the Place des Arts website.
Who is InfiniD
Founded in February 2019 by designer and choreographer Steve Bolton, and agent and director Guy Lévesque, the non-profit organization aims to promote dance in all its forms through the production of events of all kinds. InfiniD wants to introduce dance and make it accessible to all ages, both for participants and for the public, at the provincial, national, and international level. Katrina Journeau (PrimaDanse) and Guillaume Reboux (Monsieur Oscar) complete the Board of Directors.
Why the FIDMTL
The FIDMTL was created to bring together all aspects of dance into a single, globally recognized dance festival as well as to present performances by amateur and professional dance companies in several venues across the metropolis.
Financial support and partners
For the production of the Montreal International Dance Festival, Infinity D is happy and proud to have the support of the Quebec government, through the Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund (FIRM), awarded by the Secretariat for the Metropolitan Region of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The organization would also like to thank the Quartier des spectacles, Place des Arts, and its media partners CKOI, Rythme FM, The Beat.