Highlighting Dance and Music in Saint-Sauveur

The Government of Canada supports the 26th Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur.

SAINT-SAUVEUR, QC, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $65,000 in support for the 26th Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur. The event will be held from July 27 to August 6, 2017, in the village of Saint-Sauveur.

This funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will help support artistic performances showcasing nationally and internationally renowned artists and creators.

Quotes

"Each year, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur invites residents to this major artistic gathering, which highlights the creations of renowned choreographers and the inspired work of Canadian and international artists. The Government of Canada is proud to help the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur showcase performing arts in the beautiful Laurentian region."

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"Thanks to the quality of its programming, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur offers impressive cultural moments in the Laurentians every summer. I commend the passion and hard work of its organizers."

—David Graham, Member of Parliament (Laurentides–Labelle)

"With its 2017 program, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur proves that it has become an important cultural event in the Laurentians and an internationally renowned event in the world of dance. For many years, Canadian Heritage has contributed to our artistic excellence and helped us develop a community that is committed to dance and the arts, and that knows how to appreciate them. We are very grateful to them."

—Étienne Lavigne, Executive Director, Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur

Quick Facts

The 26th Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur will begin with music by Canadian singer-songwriters Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida. Once again this year, classical music lovers will be able to attend a concert by the Orchestre Métropolitain.

Festival visitors will enjoy many performances showcasing the talent of internationally renowned contemporary companies. Les Grands Ballets Canadiens will also be featured, presenting classical dance. In total, around 60 Canadian and international artists will perform.

Approximately 15,000 spectators are expected to attend shows indoors and on the Desjardins outdoor stage. Visitors will also be able to attend some free outdoor shows.

Associated Links

Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur http://festivaldesarts.ca/

Canada Arts Presentation Fund http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1452621893765/1452621979961

 

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information: (media only), please contact: Pierre-Olivier Herbert, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca

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