Grand opening of Wilder Espace Danse – An Agora de la Danse premiere
From February 22 to February 25, 2017
1435 Rue de Bleury
The inauguration of Wilder Espace Danse, located at the corner of de Bleury and Sainte-Catherine in Montreal’s entertainment district, is a major event, if not an historical milestone for choreographic arts. The long-awaited project, which saved the Wilder building from demolition picks, finally came into being in December of last year. The centre then welcomed its first residents, the members of Tangente and Agora de la danse, followed by l'École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and Les Grands Ballets canadiens de Montréal, four leading institutions, thus becoming a truly unique nexus for dance dissemination, creation and training in Québec.
To mark the occasion, l’Agora’s production of Animal triste will be presented at the Wilder from February 22ndto the 25th. Performed by dancers Marc Boivin, James Gnam, Briana Lombardo and Riley Sims, the work is an illustration of the human condition in all its complexity. I look forward to discovering this new promising venue, while also seeing an original work dreamt up by talented choreographer Mélanie Demers.