Montreal's 375th Anniversary Celebrations
THEATRE HITS THE STREETS IN CELEBRATION OF THE 375TH
MONTREAL, June 30, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Back again this week is À nous la scène!, an opportunity for Montrealers to attend 11 different theatre performances at venues across the city. The plays presented as part of the program range from classical drama to comedy theatre, as well as lyrical, over-the-top, interactive and creative performances. There's something for everyone! In the same vein, kicking off on July 6 is We're Acting Out!, a presentation of 50 street theatre groups – some of the best in the world – which will converge in the streets of Montreal to perform 800 free, outdoor shows. Hundreds of artist from across the world, including 15 troupes from right here in Quebec, will participate in this amazing event – the largest of its kind ever held in North America! Finally, La Grande Tournée continues its tour of the Montreal boroughs this week and this time it's the turn of the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough to showcase its charms. The perfect opportunity for a community celebration!
À nous la scène
11 plays that run the gamut from hilarious, touching, lyrical, over-the-top, interactive, creative and mime to circus, performed on many of Montréal's stages. Create your TRIO or QUATUOR PASSPORT and take advantage of an array of one-of-a-kind performances. This summer, the stage is yours!
June 20 to August 6
Rêveurs définitifs – Un voyage dans l'irréel
From the 29th of June – Théâtre St-Denis 2
Muliats – An inspiring cultural encounter
July 4 to 15 – Théâtre D'aujourd'hui – Salle Jean-Claude Germain
Molière, Shakespeare et moi – A wacky comedy
July 4 to 22 – Théâtre du Rideau Vert
La vague parfaite; A futuristic surf opera
July 6, 7, 9 and 10 – Théâtre D'aujourd'hui
La Grande Tournée - Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
A major 375th event, La Grande Tournée, presented by Cirque Éloize, will be travelling from one end of the city to the other all summer long to celebrate its history and its people, have fun and live it up in our communities. It will give everyone who loves Montréal the chance to discover the city's charms and secrets, celebrate with their families and get to know their neighbours. The fun will also spill out onto an adjacent street or back alley where other events also await.
Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce – June 30 to July 2 – Parc Kent
La boucle du grand défi Pierre Lavoie 2017
Get out your bike and get ready to ride! This coming Sunday, July 2, 2017, join thousands of other cyclists as they hit the road for the 5th edition of La Boucle in Montreal, in support of the charitable programs of Le Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie. Push your pedals to complete a 130-kilometre loop around the city. The fun includes a jersey and a safe route and that wraps up with a big party at the finish line!
July 2 – Square Dorchester and Place du Canada
Les Ruelles enchantées
A 15-minute entertainment program for children ages 4 to 11 and their parents. Different characters will tell a story one at a time for three consecutive evenings, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm. These programs will be preceded by a presentation about one of Montréal's historical figures.
July 4, 5 and 6 – Ruelle de la Roche et de Normanville (au sud d'Everett)
Also : Children's play : Dans l'œil du corbeau
July 1 – Parc Jean-Marie-Lamonde
Anjou in color, a whole world at the end of the (green) line!
An authentic trip around the world through Anjou! A day to celebrate Montrealers of all backgrounds, build bridges and share cultures through music, art, and culinary discoveries.
July 5 – Place Anjou
We're Acting Out!
This July, no less than 50 of some of the best street theatre troupes in the world will be converging in Montréal to present 800 free outdoor performances. Hundreds of artists from six countries, including over a dozen troupes from Québec, will take part in this massive street theatre event, the biggest of its kind ever in North America!
July 6 to 30
From July 6 to 11 – Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street
From July 6 to 10 | July 16 – PISTE MAUVE | Émery Street
Les animaux qui roulent!!!!
From July 6 to 11- Saint-Denis Street | North of Emery Street
From July 6 to 12 – Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Sherbrooke Street
From July 6 to 16 – PISTE AZUR | Saint-Denis Street
Jacqueline et Marcel jouent l'Ours de Tchekov
From July 6 to 15 – PISTE MAUVE | Emery Street
From July 6 to 16 – Place Émilie-Gamelin
From July 6 to 8 & from July 15 to 17 – Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street
From July 6 to 11 – Starting at Saint-Denis corner Sherbrooke Street
Mémoires de facteur
Exhibition and entertainment program that showcases the heritage and history of Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
July 6 to August 18 – Centre communautaires de l'Est de l'arrondissement Pierrefonds-Roxboro
Les minutes complètement cirque... numériques!
Dozens of acrobatic creatures just entered our world wanting to connect with you… via your smartphone! Let's meet up on St. Denis Street to follow their travelling performance, using the Quand la foule devient cirque app. Between a two-artist pillar performed on a balcony and a balancing act on a bench, select the acrobat who will be under your control using the app. Make them walk on their hands! Want to join in the parade? Try for yourself! Receive orders and become a performer too! On Place Pasteur, at the end of this highly participative performance, a phenomenal show awaits, and you, the public, become the creator of sounds, lights…we need you! Download the mobile app Quand la foule devient cirque starting June 26 to enjoy the full experience!
July 6 to July 16 – Place Pasteur
An interactive outdoor installation that will revitalize underused public spaces by engaging the community in cultural activities within its walls.
July – Parc St-Barnabas, Pierrefonds
About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montreal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montreal's 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montreal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.
The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Government of Canada, the Government of Québec and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information: 375mtl.com
For the complete list of press releases and other images and videos, go to our virtual press room here.
To learn more about the Government of Quebec's contribution to Montréal's 375th anniversary, click here.
SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal
For further information: Media relations: Isabelle Pelletier, [email protected], 514-238-4178