Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 04, 2016 14:30 ET

Support for Contemporary Dance and Stage Performance in Quebec City

The Government of Canada supports the creation of the Maison pour la danse de Quebec and the renovation of the Theatre Petit Champlain

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - May 4, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $1.5 million in financial support to Groupe Danse Partout, as well as $440,660 to the Théâtre Petit Champlain.

This funding, which the Government of Canada is providing through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will help these two organizations in Québec City renovate and redesign their respective performance venues and acquire specialized equipment.

Quick Facts

  • Groupe Danse Partout is the province's only organization specializing in contemporary dance performance outside of Montréal. Working through its two divisions-the École de danse de Québec and La Rotonde-it aims to promote the development of contemporary dance, its professionals and its audiences in the Québec City area.
  • By upgrading its three existing studios and adding three more, as well as spaces to support dancers, Groupe Danse Partout, through La Rotonde, is making the creation of its Maison pour la danse de Québec a reality.
  • The Théâtre Petit Champlain is administered by Productions Dua and specializes in producing music concerts. It offers a variety of professional performances and promotes the discovery of emerging artists from the Québec City area.
  • The planned building work will help create a better design for the performance hall to improve its acoustics and views; replace seats; and relocate the emergency exits.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is happy to support dance, music and performing arts professionals in the Québec City region. The creation of the Maison pour la danse de Québec and the revamping of the Théâtre Petit Champlain will help enhance the cultural experience of Québec City's lovers of the arts."

- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"Through this commitment, Canadian Heritage is supporting the creation of a space dedicated to nurturing and developing individuals and organizations in the world of professional dance. It's a sign of the confidence placed in the talent of Québec City's dancers, which will flourish in synergy with the creative communities here and beyond."

- Jules Bois, Board Chair, Groupe Danse Partout

"The trustees and all the staff of the Théâtre Petit Champlain thank the Honourable Mélanie Joly for her essential contribution to the revitalization of this cultural institution that is renowned both nationally and internationally. Thanks to the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, the Théâtre Petit Champlain can help its professional artists work with cutting-edge technology and let audiences enjoy more comfortable facilities."

- Carl Laflamme, Board Chair, Productions Dua

Associated Links

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

Groupe Danse Partout

Théâtre Petit Champlain

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Contact Information

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

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca