Organizations within Espace Danse in the Wilder Building
The reputations of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Tangente, the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and Agora de la danse are firmly established.
They have all shone in their respective fields and the government has recognized the urgency of relocating them.
Brought together under one roof, in the Wilder Building at the Place des Festivals in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, they will be able to pool their skills to create an ideal point of convergence—to the great benefit of their artistic community and discipline.
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
Founded in 1957
One of North America’s foremost ballet companies, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal is devoted to the development and creation of current ballet. The troupe is known for its high-calibre dancers and their willingness to create new pieces or perform works by the world’s greatest choreographers. The company draws over 120,000 people annually in Canada, United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In April 2013, it set up a carefully considered project for a dance therapy centre, the first of its kind in Canada and the world. See the web site >
Tangente, Laboratoire de mouvements contemporains
Founded in 1980Tangente was Quebec’s first performance space devoted exclusively to contemporary dance. Recognized worldwide as an incubator for contemporary dance in Montreal, the company has supported some 1,325 artists since its inception. Often the first professional stage offered to Quebec’s emerging artists, it presents over fifty choreographic projects annually. See the web site >
École de danse contemporaine de Montréal
Founded in 1981
The ÉDCM is an institution of higher education devoted to the professional training of contemporary dancers. Since its inception it has trained nearly 300 artists, who perform on national and international stages. Notably, 85% of its graduates work in their field after leaving the School. The institution is recognized as a leader in its domain in Canada. See the web site >
Agora de la danse
Founded in 1989A dance presentation venue with a well-established reputation, the Agora de la danse is also renowned for creating new dance pieces, supporting experimental works and encouraging experimentation. Every year for the past 24 years, Agora has invested in the talent of artists in Quebec and from across Canada and abroad by co-producing shows and collaborating with other presenters and other dance companies. See the web site >