CONSEIL DES ARTS DE MONTREAL

CONSEIL DES ARTS DE MONTREAL

March 15, 2005 14:00 ET

Espace Go: 20th Grand Prix of the Conseil des arts de Montreal


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MARCH 15, 2005 - 14:00 ET

Espace Go: 20th Grand Prix of the Conseil des arts de
Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 15, 2005) - Espace Go was awarded
the Grand Prix 2004 du Conseil des arts de Montreal today for the unique
role it plays on the theatre scene in Montreal and across Quebec.

The name of the winner of the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts was
announced by Mr. Gerald Tremblay, Mayor of Montreal, and by Mr. Maurice
Forget, chairman of the Conseil des arts de Montreal, in the presence of
Mrs. Francine Senecal, vice-chairperson of the Executive Committee,
responsible for culture and heritage, during the Conseil des arts' 20th
annual luncheon hosted by the young actress, Eveline Gelinas. This event
brings together over 700 representatives from the municipal, business,
and artistic sectors.

The Grand Prix 2004 jury recognized the remarkable quality of Espace
Go's programming which, under the title Portraits de femmes, celebrated
the company's 25th anniversary in 2004. Presided by Maurice Forget, the
jury was composed of Marcel Cote, founding partner of SECOR Conseil;
Naim Kattan author and director of the magazine, Les Ecrits; Micheline
Lanctot, director and actress; and Gilles Ste-Croix, Vice-President of
Creation, New Project Development at Cirque du Soleil.

Espace Go, under the exemplary leadership of Ginette Noiseux since 1987,
has been resolutely committed to contemporary theatre, open to all
dialogues, and characterized mainly by the value it places on women's
participation in this continuous adventure. Founded in February, 1979 -
under its original name Theatre experimental des femmes -, this company
remains, today more than ever, an essential voice, an artistic
conscience of rare intensity involved in the dynamic transformation of
our cultural reality.

The deserving winner of this award receives a $25,000 bursary, as well
as a commemorative work of art that will be created by a Montreal artist
in the coming year. The other finalists for the Grand Prix 2004 du
Conseil des arts - Graff, the centre for graphic creation; media arts
event Mutek; cinema festival Vues d'Afrique; the Flak dance company
(Jose Navas); Les Filles electriques which organized the Festival Voix
d'Ameriques; and the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne -: were each recognized
with a prize of $5,000.

Furthermore, continuing a tradition, a photographic work created by
Montreal artist Roberto Pellegrinuzzi was presented to Edouard Lock,
artistic director of La La La Human Steps, winner of last year's Grand
Prix du Conseil des arts de Montreal.

The Conseil des arts de Montreal wishes to thank the French television
network of Radio-Canada, the Grand Prix's main partner since 1994, as
well as Cirque du Soleil which sponsored the audio-visual document on
the 20 years of the Grand Prix.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Conseil des arts de Montreal
    Information: Christian O'Leary
    Director of communications and Development
    514) 280-3991 / 280-3580
    (514) 280-3789 (FAX)
    Cell: (514) 574-2787 (March 15, 2005)
    christian.oleary@cum.qc.ca
    (photos available upon request)