Mission & Mandate

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 indigenous nations, including the omàmiwinini or Algonquin people. In respecting our connections to the past, present and future, we look to acknowledge an ongoing interconnectedness with Indigenous and all other peoples currently gathered in the larger Montréal community.

Mission

Our mission is to contribute to the evolution of dance practices and contemporary creation by supporting artists through research, creation, production and/or presentation.

Mandate

  • 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.

  • In this exceptional year, fallow imposed itself as vital to long-term productivity. We took advantage of this time to consolidate research and creation spaces and open ourselves to new presentation modes.

    Danse-Cité was founded in 1982 by dancer and choreographer Daniel Soulières.

    The Artistic and Executive Director and the Advisor, Programming and Artistic Activities share the responsibility of selecting artists. We invite creators that would like to collaborate with Danse-Cité to communicate with Sophie Corriveau and/or Ellen Furey via email. To date, the 2022–2023 season is fully booked.

    Accessibility

    Our office is located :
    3680, Jeanne Mance street, office 426
    Montréal, QC, H2X2K5
    It is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    Entrance: Double doors with automatic button.
    Washrooms: Washrooms with an accessible stall in each (non-automated).
    Elevator: Our office is on the fourth floor. There is an elevator to get to the fourth floor.

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    Thanks for your precious support.