Fans of Montreal’s contemporary dance scene is finding a new way to “bouge” this year, as the 13th edition of the Bouge d’Ici Festival is happening in a virtual format from now until March 14.
This annual celebration of dance and the art of dance will offer a complete line-up of short works, panel discussions and creative programming. Highlights include a selection of 25 Bouge video shorts that were created by a number of contemporary dancers while they were confined during the pandemic, such as Alison Burns, Melissa McCracken, Noel Vezina, and Tiera Joly Pavelich; a French-language panel discussion on March 10 at 5 p.m. called “Danse et technologie”, in which a number of dance professionals talk about their respective growing relationships between their art and technology, and the practical lessons they have learned from it; and the Bouge d’Ici Dance Party (March 5 at 8 p.m.), a virtual dance party where you can bust a move with many of the festival’s participants. Additional programming will be announced soon.
Spectators can buy a Bouge d’Ici pass for the festival in four different categories: Accessible Bouge ($5), Reduced Bouge ($12), Classic Bouge ($25) and Support Bouge ($50, which includes a $25 tax receipt). For more information, or to purchase a pass, click here.