To keep up with the “holiday things to do” theme , Gens Delights decided to let you in on some fantastic markets, movies, performances and shows coming up –  all united by the fantastic theme of Dance !

Below is a listing of great shows and performances happening in Montreal which are a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season this December!

Groupe RUBBERBANDANCE

This high energy troupe featuring ten athletic performers accompanied by live music, brings to life the signature movement style of Mexican Americain choreographer Victor Quijada in is latest work:  Vraiment doucement ; a flamboyant tribute to bodies in transformation.

Quijada’s highly unique style pushes the boundaries of the dancers’ physical capabilities by fusing the spontaneous athleticism of hip hop and the precision of ballet and contemporary dance.

We feel a sense of urgency and speed as the dancers embody rebellion, revolution and set the path for a new beginning.

The culmination of a 15 year creative process, Vraiment doucement looks resolutely to the future. In this work, Quijada and his company are at the height of their art.

Running until December 8th at Place des Arts

For tickets and more info on up-coming performances ,

Please visit:  HERE

Nutcracker Market –    Find all your gifts and support one good cause!

The 9th annual edition of the Nutcracker Christmas Market, of which 10% of the sales from all kiosks funds a special matinee performance of the Nutcracker ballet for over 2,800 sick and disadvantaged children in Montreal, is back!

Shop for unique arts and crafts, toys, jewelry, or specialty food items from over 100 exhibitors at this magical fair, running November 30th until December 9th on the ground floor of the mall of the Palais des Congres of Montreal.

The Nutcracker Fund also supports the annual refurbishmentof sets and costumes for Les Grand Ballets’ classic holiday ballet.

For more info please visit:  HERE  

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens presents:  The Nutcracker:

From December 13 until the 30th, follow the adventures of young Clara as she discovers the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy and meets her dashing Prince in this beloved family ballet classic, choreographed by the late Fernand Nault and accompanied with Tchaikovsky’s legendary score, performed live by the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Orchestra.

Every year Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal stage their annual holiday extravaganza in Salle Wilfrid Pelletier of La Place des Arts.

Featuring almost the entire cast of the Grands Ballets troupe, this full-scale classical ballet – based on the original E.T.A Hoffman tale, also features 100 local children to play the roles of mice, rats, angels, mirlitons and even matryoshka dolls!

For more information and ticket prices, please visit:  HERE

Point d’équilibre

To mark its release in Quebec theaters next December 14,
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Productions Avenida are proud to present  the latest ballet documentary Point d’équilibre  (the original French-language version of  (A Delicate Balance)  by director Christine Chevarie-Lessard.

The life journey of a ballet dancer is not an easy path. This intimate documentary highlights the day to day activities of the students of L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec (ESBQ) and their artistic director Anik Bissonnette.

Some of the current and former École supérieure de ballet du Québec students who’ve made their names in the world of dance include:  Katerine Leblanc (Team White),  Roxane Duchesne-Roy and ChléaGiguère .

For more information on the film please visit : https://ridm.ca/en/films/point-dequilibre

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Chinese New Year Gala 2019 !

Next December 15th , The Chinese community and Le Journal Alliance Éventuelle invites you to celebrate the arrival of the New Year with an elaborate Chinese cultural show .

Featuring performances from several Montreal troupes, this is a unique opportunity to discover Chinese traditional culture through high-qualified dances and songs.

You will find yourself in a sublime atmosphere from the beginning to the end. This artistic event brings together the most important Chinese artistic groups in Montreal including: The artistic group of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Montreal Cheongsam groupe, the Yang Liya dance troupe, the Shanghai and Sichuan business chamber troupes , Meng Zhi Sheng Arts Troupe, the Huaxia education group and Beautiful Voice performers !

Also performing , the Jingju Quebec School of Beijing Opera led by its Chinese teacher Dongmei Shi and her students, who will offer you a well-known extract of a famous Beijing Opera : Drunken Concubine, a lively performance reflecting the concubine’s disappointment towards the unavailability of her emperor.

See below a video example of authentic Beijing opera: 

This creative show will offer a touch of authentic cultural Chinese diversity for all enjoy !

Tickets are available through Eventbrite : HERE

Saturday December 15,  7 pm 

Address: 
Room Marie-Guérin-Lajoie
405 rue Sainte -Catherine East Montréal Qc

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