The Government of Canada supports the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur
SAINT-SAUVEUR, QC, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced $65,000 in funding for the 28th annual Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur. The Festival will be held from July 25 to August 5, 2019, in the municipality of Saint-Sauveur.
This funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will help promote contemporary and classical dance, along with classical music.
"The Laurentians will once again this year come to life with a celebration of music, dance and nature at the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur. Every year, the Festival provides residents with an array of great artistic performances from extraordinary artists from Canada and abroad. The Government of Canada is pleased to support this renowned festival, which contributes to the region's economic health."
—The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
"The Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur is a major tourist draw for the Laurentians region. It brings people together for a highly creative program filled with quality performances. Thanks to the organizers for their hard work and innovative ideas."
—David Graham, Member of Parliament (Laurentides–Labelle)
"After a 2018 season that broke all records, artistic director Guillaume Côté is ready to rise to the challenge to offer us another extraordinary season this year. With the support of Canadian Heritage, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur continues to improve the cultural landscape in the Laurentians and to grow our country's dance community. We are truly grateful for this."
—Étienne Lavigne, Executive Director, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur
Guillaume Côté, a Quebec-born dancer and choreographer who is also the artistic director of the Festival, will present the world premiere of his new creation, Crypto.
Approximately 15,000 festival-goers will attend live indoor and outdoors shows. Several free outdoor performances and dance lessons will also be offered.
For the 2019 edition, the Festival will host Red Sky Performance, an internationally renowned Indigenous contemporary dance company. Red Sky Performance will perform the Quebec premiere of its number Trace.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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