Since 1998, Danse Danse presents each year a new season of contemporary dance, mainly at Place des Arts. Presenting international and local shows on both intimate or large scenes. Danse Danse is the largest contemporary dance scene in Canada.
In 2016, the Canada Council for the Arts launched New Chapter, an exceptional, one-time program to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Simon Brault called on the arts community to dream big and propose exceptional projects – ones that involved new collaborations, tours to new regions or connections to new audiences. The $35M program represented one of the largest ever one-time investments in the arts, in the first year of the doubling of the Canada Council’s budget from 2016 to 2021. It promises to leave a lasting legacy for the arts in communities across the country.
Follow the New Chapter recipients and program updates on social media #CouncilNewChapter.