Agora 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 close to 30 years we have been presenting numerous initiatives aimed at promoting contemporary dance and dance artists, bringing dance into the lives of young people, adults and families.

Families & Young Audiences

Since its inception, Agora has established close ties with young audiences by performing in schools and inviting students to attend shows along with their classmates or families. Not even a pandemic can vanquish that fertile relationship!

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Dance Discovery Workshops

The elementary school La Mennais is hosting three workshops led by the choreographer Emmalie Ruest to stimulate the creativity and imaginations of preschool-aged children. By means of dancing games, movement becomes a profound manifestation of each child’s individuality.

Atelier École La Mennais Emmalie Ruest © Svetla Atanasova
Atelier École La Mennais Emmalie Ruest © Svetla Atanasova

Super Sonik

Some 240 Grade 1 to 6 students at the Lanaudière primary school will plunge into breakdance and hip hop culture with the dancer and teacher Sonik Boom, thanks to support from Agora. For 10 weeks they will learn the ins and outs of this urban dance style as part of their curriculum, and for a final performance will create their own dances in a virtual street dance competition.


For more information about our youth activities and school matinees, please contact

Frédérique Doyon :
514 525-7575 poste 242

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 Midi-coulisses lunchtime events on Facebook Live. Enjoy an exclusive 30-minute get-together with a choreographer featured this season as he or she puts the finishing touches to a new work, the action filmed live at the performance venue!

Take a virtual plunge into the Agora performance space and discover, via Facebook Live, the finishing touches to a new dance piece, a close-up look at the work that features one or more live excerpts as well as an interview with the artist. The public can also ask questions during the course of the conversation.

Midi-coulisses events are an opportunity to discover specific aspects of different approaches to dance creation. What is the choreographer working on one week before the première? How does she or he portray the body, that vital component of movement as art? How does he or she work with the dancers and other collaborators? These and other questions are part and parcel of the event.

January 27, 2021  — 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Les trous dans les yeux

April 21, 2021 — 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Bouleversement Créations Estelle Clareton