Agora de la danse is much more than dance performances. It is also creative workshops of all sorts, participative projects with schools, get-togethers, discussions and audience development activities. For almost 30 years we have been presenting numerous initiatives aimed at highlighting contemporary dance and promoting dance artists, bringing dance into the lives of children, adults, and families. The pandemic has, of course, led to a reduction in our studio activities. Are you still an Agora aficionado despite the current context? Stay tuned to events posted on our website and in our performance venues. We are eager to share with you a mutual love of bodies in movement, even if it means sharing in virtual formats for the moment.
In the meantime, take a moment to savour inspiring projects previously presented to dance audiences.
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Families & Young Audiences
From the outset, Agora has organized dance-related activities aimed specifically at young audiences, families and schools and indeed, young audiences have contributed to the growth of new dance pieces for that sector. Several student matinees and workshops are presented during the season to enrich the dance experience for youngsters. How best can we prepare for the future than by developing, in all sorts of ways, the interests of the young for choreography?
Dance Day Camp
Dance games, spectator workshops, meet-the-artists encounters: Agora’s dance day camp offers children an immersion into the world of live performance! Under the guidance of professional artists and educators, various workshops allow the children to playfully discover the path leadingfrom dance school to the professional stage by way of the rehearsal studio.
For children aged 7 to 9!
Limited number of places
Child care service from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dance Hall Kids Club
February 14 during Au sortir du jour – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
March 13 during In-Ward – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$5 per children
Feeling like going out, but the logistics of babysitting the kids poses a problem? If your children like to move, take them with you to Agora de la danse! And share your passion for contemporary dance with them.
Prix Agora de la danse
These awards are given annually to the top students at dance departments in colleges across Quebec. Recipients receive a subscription to our fall season and are invited to take part in a dance workshop in our studios conducted by one of our artists.
Unique rendezvous with artists
Dance-related activities all year long. Agora de la danse offers many activities to a public curious about new ways of interacting with contemporary dance. Come into the studio and chat with the artists, attend a public rehearsal or take part in a movement workshop.
Keep an eye out for our virtual Midi-coulisses lunchtime events on Facebook Live. Enjoy an exclusive 30-minute get-together with a choreographer featured this season as he or she adds the finishing touches to a new work, the action filmed live from the performance space!
Take a virtual plunge into the Agora performance venues and discover, via Facebook Live, the finishing creative touches to a new solo piece. Free of charge, this user-friendly encounter is a chance to observe specific aspects of different approaches to creating dance. Just what is the choreographer working on one week before the première? Has choreography been changed by the pandemic? How do we now prepare to welcome the audience? After viewing a few segments of shows in rehearsal, take part in a special conversation with the artist. We welcome your questions and comments.