October 29 2019

Cultural Bridges from One Shore to the Other 2019 Four original co-creations at Montreal’s Place des Arts

Press release

Montreal, October 28, 2019 – Four original artistic co-creations will be featured at the Place des Arts as part of Cultural Bridges from One Shore to the Other 2019, a program designed to forge ties between artists and residents of participating boroughs and cities by involving the public in the creative process. Selected primarily for their inventiveness, the projects will have their first showing on Saturday, November 9 at Place des Arts, from 2 to 5 p.m., in the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-LapalmeAdmission is free.

Doors will open to the general public at 1:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet with the artists and the local residents who participated in the conception and creation of the exhibition and performance works.

From 2 to 5 p.m., the four new works will be unveiled:

Danse Carpe Diem / Emmanuel Jouthe (Performance)
Et si on dansait? is a 20-minute contemporary dance co-creation featuring seniors with little or no dance experience. Over the course of eight workshops held in Longueuil last spring, the participants learned the elements of movement then relaxed into a creative flow, allowing their bodies to express feelings and emotions driven by the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Host city: Longueuil.

Tina Struthers (Exhibition)
La danse des mains is a co-creation between students from Cégep Gérald-Godin, adult FSL learners, special-needs pupils from the Marguerite-Bourgeoys school board and the general public. Their large-scale sculptural work evokes the sensation of deafness and our emotional response to sound.
Host city: Montreal (Borough of Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, in partnership with Salle Pauline-Julien).

Toxique Trottoir (Exhibition)
La brigade des embellisseurs poétiques, a series of photographic vignettes, was produced under the direction of artist Muriel de Zangroniz. The participating “citizens squad” met with the artist over several weeks and, in the blink of a shutter, managed to transform iconic sites around the city into spaces of visual poetry. The result is a light-hearted depiction of Laval, inhabited by a whimsical romantic couple who treat the city as their own personal playground.
Host city: Laval.

Collectif Trames
Archipel is an audio documentary about the canal banks in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. For this co-creation project, 12 residents of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region documented the sound and historic heritage of the Soulanges Canal while learning how to use digital audio equipment. The 10 audio clips produced by the participants, with help from the artists, are available on the project website at: www.projetarchipel.com
Host municipalities: Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC (Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Les Coteaux, Coteau-du-Lac) in association with the Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

About Cultural Bridges from One Shore to the Other
The program aims to forge closer ties between professional artists and the residents of Montreal and municipalities in the Greater Montreal Area. This is an initiative of the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Culture Montréal, in association with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Longueuil, the Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Place des Arts, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, as well as the cities of Laval, Longueuil, Terrebonne and Sainte-Julie and the municipalities of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC.



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