Danse-Cité’s offices and the venues where our programming occurs are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk). Tiohtiá:ke/ Mooniyang/ Montréal, has long served as a place for gathering and exchange between multiple indigenous nations. In respecting our connections to the past, present and future, we look to acknowledge the ongoing interconnectedness with Indigenous nations and all peoples currently gathered in the larger Montréal community.
Our mission is to contribute to the evolution of dance practices and contemporary creation by supporting artists through research, creation, production and/or presentation.
Danse-Cité accompanies artists as they develop and unfold their artistic process, from the inception of an idea to its presentation before an audience;
Danse-Cité is invested in self-critical and sustainable structural work to become an organization that understands power and respects the dignity and self-determination of the humans, artists, and cultural workers with whom it comes into contact no matter the origin, ethnicity, gender, ability, size, religion, and age;
Danse-Cité supports the emergence of new authorship, a diversity of practices and backgrounds, the maturing of artistic processes as well as the meeting and integration of other disciplinary practices;
Danse-Cité is developing activities that facilitate universal access to the arts.
Respect: for the work and for the humanity of each person with whom Danse-Cité is in contact, regardless of their background, sexual orientation, gender expression, or ethnocultural origin. Respect as the foundation of all collaboration.
Adaptability and Inclusion: to the needs of the artistic milieu and audiences, to the diversity of artistic processes and to social issues such as, but not limited to, racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism and fatphobia.
Cooperation: as a force for action.
Equity: towards all those who work within or in collaboration with the organization for access to resources, opportunities, power and responsibilities in order to achieve a harmonious living and working environment for all.
Courage: of one's convictions. The courage to take risks, make mistakes and learn from them.