The Future is Female… Mtl Livens it up!

The Future is Female…

Or at least it definitely appears to be that way in Montreal with an impressive array of activities lined up this and next week that promotes mystical feminism by being true to oneself, sharing knowledge and equality through dance, music, film and intellectual exchanges …

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Daybreaker Mtl presents its first epic morning party of 2017: 

In the stressful and often difficult times that we live in, it’s important that we remember that music and dance brings people together.

Montreal, time to rise and shine because the future is female and Daybreaker Mtl  and Bio-K+ probiotics are inspired to tap into the feminine mystique and offer you a Saturday morning jammed packed with energy on the dance floor to celebrate life (and the givers of life!).

Next Saturday April 1st, women from across Montreal will collectively gather at the Fairmount Theatre and work towards forging a healthier, more balanced world by waking up early, saying YES to dance, unity and having a positive future!

During this immersive fitness, dance and theatrical show, Luna Collective with warm up the morning the ‘namaste’ way with yoga, then the dance party will really kick off at 11 am.

/ Yoga 10h—11h |  Luna Collective
/ Dance Party 11h — 1 pm
/ Free Dispatch Coffee cold brew, RISE Kombucha & breakfast treats.
Bio-K+ Probiotic smoothies

Wear whatever makes you feel great and see you on the dance floor!   All identities and genders welcome.

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Stella Musica Festival

Celebrating its 3rd edition in 2017, the Stella Music Festival, which celebrates the achievements of female classical instrumentalists, composers and conductors, will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, 2017

Founded by pianist Katarzyna Musial, the festival highlights the talent and contribution of women in the field of classical music through concerts, lectures and networking events as well as representing a tremendous springboard for emerging talent and young musicians.

Under the title “Musique au féminin” this third edition will reunite several committed women and international musicians who will pool together to share their experiences preceding two concerts taking place at Théâtre Outremont. 1248, av. Bernard West (Montreal)

THURSDAY MARCH 23rd, 2017 – Round table and intimate concert

6pm: round table discussion with speakers:
Chantal Lambert (Director of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal)
Louise Gareau – Des Bois (writer and librettist of the opera Maisonneuve et Mance)
Mary-Elizabeth Brown (Concertmaster of the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Sinfonia Toronto)
Lynda Lalande (insurance specialist)
Jordanna Peroff (professional hockey player and member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League)

The discussion will be moderated by the Honorable Anne-Marie Trahan.

Intimate concert:
Annie Labrie (solo guitar)
Mary-Elizabeth Brown (solo violin)

This will also be an occasion to admire the wonderful artworks by artist Katarzyna Chmielarz.


Grand concert:  MARCH 24, 2017
Duo Similia (Annie Labrie, guitar and Nadia Labrie, flute)
– Ravi Shankar : L’Aube enchantée
– Pablo de Sarasate : Zigunerweisen (arr. Annie Labrie)

Mary-Elizabeth Brown (violin) et Katarzyna Musial (piano)
– Jocelyn Morlock (1969- ) : Dervish
– Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) : Habanera
– Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) : Oberek
– Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) : Nocturne

Katarzyna Musial (piano)
– Enrique Granados (1876-1916) : Andaluza
– Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) : Seguidillas
– Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) : Dance del Molinero

Opéra Maisonneuve et Mance (excerpts)
Libretto : Louise Gareau-Des Bois
Music : Aleksey Shegolev (1984- )
– Arias “O Langres” “Ave Maria” (Caroline Gélinas – Jeanne Mance)
– Final chorus

Choeur Les Voix D’Elles under the direction of Mariane Patenaude
– Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
– Monique Andrée “Barbara” Serf (1930-1997)
Both events will take place at:

Théâtre Outremont

1248, av. Bernard West (Montreal)


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A Woman’s Place: Faith Based Changemakers

      Canadians, continue to model exactly what it means to be a just, democratic, egalitarian and open society !

 Next April 2nd  from 2-4 pm at the  Congregation Dorshei Emet, join the Canadian Friends of Mountain Lake PBS and Congregation Dorshei Emet  to take a fascinating look at how five extraordinary, renowned Canadian women use their faith and spirituality to promote participation and equality in political, educational and religious spheres, in their own communities and beyond.

This is a celebration of our very Canadian values of diversity, respect and equality that continue to make Montreal and Canada the envy of the world.

The talk will feature:  Dr. Alaa Murabit; Dr. Norma Baumel Joseph; Rabbi Dr. Lisa Grushcow; Reverand Diane Rollert; Dr. Catherine Richardson / Kinewesquao. Moderated by Emmy nominated and award-winning PBS journalist Thom Hallock.


Congregation Dorshei Emet

18 Rue Cleve
Montreal, Quebec H3X 1A6


Ballerina /  Leap!  English-language Canadian-French 3D computer-animated film. Rated G , 1h30 min

Ballerina is a heartwarming animated dance, adventure comedy co-directed by Éric Summer and Éric Warin, with a screenplay by Summer,Carol Noble and Laurent Zeitoun and beautiful score music by Klaus Badelt.

The story takes us back to the Paris of 1880 in which a young 11-year-old orphaned girl, Félicie (Elle Fanning) arrives from Brittany in the city caressing big dreams of becoming a ballerina.

Even with the lack of any formal training, with the help of her allies, the young, inventor friend Victor (Dane DeHaan) who becomes an office boy in Gustave Eiffel’s workshop, and her mentor: a mysterious cleaning woman with a limp, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen), Félicie finds the courage to audition for the celebrated school of the Paris Opera Ballet.

It would appear that with sheer determination, passion and hard work to turn her dreams into reality, the prized role of Clara in the The Nutcracker is only a few steps away; however there is always an equally determined rival on the horizon…

Adults and Children alike will be rooting for the young dancer as she spectacularly surmounts hardships.  I enjoyed this family movie as it teaches young and old time old values of friendship, hard work and to never give up on your dreams even in the face of adversity.

The film stars the voices of Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler and Carly Rae Jepsen. It will be released in the U.S. on April 21, 2017, under the title Leap! with Nat Wolff replacing DeHaan, and Kate McKinnon and Mel Brooks.

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