Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 09, 2016 09:30 ET

Dance and Music Take Centre Stage in the Laurentians

The Government of Canada supports the Saint-Sauveur Arts Festival

SAINT-SAUVEUR, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $60,000 in support for the Saint-Sauveur Arts Festival, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer.

This funding, made available through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will help present an international program of contemporary dance, through cooperation by dancers, choreographers, musicians, and theatre and multimedia artists in the Laurentians.

Quick Facts

  • The Saint-Sauveur Arts Festival, which is taking place from August 4 to 13, 2016, attracts around 15,000 people each year. A family day, a dance camp, free performances and dance-film evenings are some of the activities that are planned.
  • The Festival's 25th anniversary program will consist of 15 shows, including a concert by Martha Wainwright to promote her latest album and performances by emerging choreographers that aim to create a dialogue between song and dance.
  • The Festival will also present a Night with the Stars, bringing together a selection of Canadian and international dancers, the Noche Flamenca flamenco troupe, the Israeli contemporary dance company L-E-V and the Metropolitan Orchestra.

Quotes

"For 25 years, the Saint-Sauveur Arts Festival has been successful in presenting classical and contemporary international dance in the region. Congratulations to the organizers on their daring and will to make dance accessible to all residents and visitors in the Laurentians!"

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"The Saint-Sauveur Arts Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! And like every year, it welcomes the best dancers and musicians to the magnificent Laurentians. Our first 25 years have been a great success, largely due to the continued support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, and we're extremely grateful for this."

-Étienne Lavigne, Executive Director, Saint-Sauveur Arts Festival

Associated Links

Saint-Sauveur Arts Festival

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
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