MARTIN BÉLANGER - New Administrative Director of Danse-Cité

October marks the arrival of Martin Bélanger as the new Administrative Director of Danse-Cité. Martin is taking over from Éric Smith, who will be taking his well-deserved retirement after eight years of loyal service.

“I’m truly delighted that Martin has agreed to join the Danse-Cité team," said Executive and Artistic Director Sophie Corriveau. “His diverse experience, knowledge of the community, open-mindedness and artistic sensitivity will be great assets to the organization. The Danse-Cité team is small, and every person plays a key role. In this era of transformation that is the spirit behind Danse-Cité, he’ll be a valuable accomplice.”

A graduate in dance from the Université du Québec à Montréal, Martin has been active on the art scene since 1992. As a performer, actor, collaborator, consultant and choreographer, he has been involved in fields ranging from experimental theatre to contemporary dance and multidisciplinary work. He has created and presented shows around the world and worked with numerous dance creators as an independent artist or with his own company, Productions Laps, which he founded in 2004. As a cultural worker, he has collaborated on various production and management projects with DLD - Daniel Léveillé Danse, PME-Art and Par B.L.eux. He also held the position of Program Officer at the Canada Council for the Arts from 2013 to 2016.

The members of the Board of Directors join the Danse-Cité team in welcoming Martin and in warmly thanking Éric Smith for his significant contribution to the development of Danse-Cité.