Festival Quartiers Danses Kicks Off Its 21st Edition with a Spectacular Blend of Indoor and Outdoor Performances!

The Dance Festival you will not want to miss:

The much-anticipated Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) is set to unveil its 21st edition, starting tomorrow and running through September 17th, 2023.

This exciting event promises an unforgettable fusion of dance performances, with 30 talented choreographers and dance companies hailing from eight different countries converging in Montreal to showcase their exceptional creations.

FQD has become a cornerstone of the global dance scene, attracting audiences and artists alike from around the world. This year’s edition is particularly noteworthy, as it boasts an impressive array of indoor and outdoor performances that span a wide spectrum of themes and artistic expressions. Several of these breathtaking pieces have been exclusively crafted for FQD, making this edition truly unique and exceptional.

Indoor Performances:

Join the bevy of dance enthusiasts at the Studio-Théâtre des Grands Ballets, the Pointe-à-Callières Museum, and the McCord Museum for an exceptional showcase of indoor performances, featuring a lineup of artists overflowing with talent.

Not only will you witness the brilliance of festival veterans like Margie Gillis, Nicolas Zemmour, Véronique Giasson, Morgane Le Tiec, Jane Mappin, Charles Brecard, Pauline Gervais, and Kyra Jean Green, but you’ll also be introduced to a distinguished group of artists from the Czech Republic, Belgium, England, Italy, Iceland, Scotland, and Spain, making their North American debut as they present their groundbreaking work.

Tentacle Tribe at – FQD

Emerging Talents:

Moreover, this festival is a platform for emerging talents, some stepping onto the professional stage for the very first time. These fresh voices and perspectives will enrich the captivating display of creativity that awaits you.

As you immerse yourself in these indoor performances, prepare to be enthralled by masterful choreography and a diverse range of thought-provoking themes. These themes encompass a wide spectrum, delving into social activism, the intricate tapestry of the human body, explorations of identity, the dynamics of masculinity, the ever-changing landscape of the working world, visions of futurism, the allure of burlesque, addressing issues related to disability and ageism and celebrating the ultimate and fragile beauty of nature.

Accessible dance outdoors.

But that’s not all! Festival Quartiers Danses is committed to making dance accessible to everyone. In addition to the mesmerizing indoor shows, the festival will also feature numerous free performances in urban settings, transforming the city into a dynamic stage where art meets the streets.

There are numerous free outdoor performances offered throughout the festival

Captivating Dance films

Moreover, the festival will screen 14 captivating dance films, ensuring that audiences of all ages can immerse themselves in the world of dance.

The set will present international pieces, as well as festival productions from featured artists. Among other themes, they will explore and pay tribute to futurism, imaginary universes, fragility, multiculturalism, and self-awareness.

FQD 2023 Trailer:

As FQD begins its 21st edition, it promises to once again be a celebration of creativity, diversity, and the boundless power of dance to inspire and connect.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary dance extravaganza taking place in the heart of Montreal and Join in the celebration of the magic of movement and the artistry of choreography at Festival Quartiers Danses, running from September 6th to September 17th, 2023.


For ticket information, schedules, and a complete list of performances, please visit the official Festival Quartiers Danses website.

Get ready to be moved, inspired, and enchanted by the world of dance!