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?

School Matinees

Not Quite Midnight
Cas Public

School matinees

February 6, 2019 – 10 a.m.[SOLD OUT] and 1 p.m.[SOLD OUT]
February 7, 2019 – 1 p.m.
February 8, 2019 – 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.[SOLD OUT]

Duration: 50 min.

$12 + taxes / student

In these sombre times, Cas Public summons up the magic of Cinderella. The magic of the tales of Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, the operas of Rossini and Prokofiev. But also the magic of a hundred lesser known versions passed down in the oral tradition. Six dancers hand in their ballet slippers for a glass slipper and with gusto plunge us once again into this fairy tale, so emblematic of our collective psyche. Hélène Blackburn’s choreography becomes a portal to the emotions. Compassionate yet stern, brittle yet powerful, this new production pays tribute to the qualities of heart and mind which give us the strength to overcome hardship, better ourselves and find fulfillment. Well-versed in the interpretation of the great classics, the company offers a new way of being moved and enchanted by this masterpiece’s lyric and poetic power.

Company Cas Public
Choreography Hélène Blackburn
Performers Alexander Ellison, Cai Glover, Robert Guy, Daphnée Laurendeau, Carson McDougall  and Danny Morissette
Music Martin Tétreault
Scenography and lighting Emilie B-Beaulieu, Hélène Blackburn
Dramaturgy consultant Sophie Lesort
Videos Les enfants lumière – Galton Célestin et Camille Blackburn
Photos Claudia Chan Tak, Damian Siqueiros
Assistant choreographer Tina Beyeler
Assistant choreographer Marq Frerichs
Creative assistants Adrianne Bélanger, Nicolas Boivin
Dance coach Spiral Fitness avec Vagg
Costumes Michael Slack
Technical Direction Emilie B-Beaulieu

Cas Public
Not Quite Midnight © Damian Siquerios

Ismaël Mouaraki/Destins Croisés

School matinees

March 14, 15, 2019, 1 p.m.

Duration: 50 min.

$12 + taxes / student

In Phenomena, Ismaël Mouaraki questions the evolution of mankind. Indeed, given the seemingly infinite possibilities of amplification and transcendence that exist in our digital world of augmented realities dominated by artificial intelligence. The dancer’s bodies become hybrids in a space under tension, connected by a flow of data, always increasing in speed and power, offering a glimpse at the upheaval within.

Company Destins Croisés
Choreography Ismaël Mouaraki
Performers Audrey Bergeron, Geneviève Boulet, Félix-Antoine Cossette, José Flores, Geneviève Gagné
Music Antoine Berthiaume
Scenography and Lighting David-Alexandre Chabot, Paul Chambers
Costumes Sarah Dubé
Rehearsal Director Annie Gagnon
Dramaturgy Adviser Estelle Clareton
Technical Direction Olivier Chopinet

Destins Croisés
Not Quite Midnight © Damian Siquerios

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.


For more information about our youth activities, please contact

Julie Bilodeau : jeunesse@agoradanse.com
514 525-5584 ext. 22