More than 100 artists for the 24th edition

Plus de 100 artistes pour la 24e édition

Three-Rivers — The 24th Festival’s Dance is now complete for the event which will be held from 7 to 10 June. With big names such as Dana Foglia and Mandy Moore have already been announced in march, in addition to the free outdoor shows that will allow all to participate in this celebration of dance. A total of 100 artists and as many activities are on the menu. It was on the rue des Forges between Royal and Notre-Dame Centre, all outdoor activities will take place this year due to construction in the parking lot under the hotel de ville.

First of all, on the radar of the Friday there is the formation Wide man dance as AAINJAA who had caused a sensation last year with his number of dance and percussion. They will make a few appearances during the end of the week. At 20 h, the mega-party of Zumba promises to ignite the crowd on the main stage located on the rue des Forges near the hall Thompson.

The schedule Saturday, we find, among other things, three benefits of the free-Skating, a training that transposes his expertise in figure skating on ice to numbers in rollerblading. New this year, a mega party Cuban will vibrate the rue des Forges with the heat of Latin dance troupe Caliente 20-h. We also note, on Sunday, the name of Acia Gray, who is the artistic director of Soul to Sole festival, which will be presented at Austin, Texas a few days after the festival he. It will provide the public with an overview of her expertise in tap dance as well as several of his compatriots of Tapestry and cie, which are among the best of its kind in North America.

The proposals in the meeting had already been unveiled, but the Dance team Even reserved a surprise. The troop Marvl, of Quebec, will be part of galas, which will be presented at salle J.-A.-Thompson on the Friday and the Saturday. Three of the members were also on hand to present a sample of their talent. These spectacular artists of rap and break dance will join Dana Foglia, Mandy Moore, Molodi, Kristian Cellini and co. The detail of the schedule is available on the website

Mesh with Culture-3R
The mandate of the festival is, among other things, to promote shows full through the extracts that are presented to the outside public. This year, this mandate has been formalized with the advent of the Wide Man dance that will happen on the rue des Forges in festival opening. They will offer an all-round performance at the salle Anais-Allard-Rousseau on the 1st of November.

Competition stream popular as ever
The unexpected popularity of the competition stream portends the better for this 24th edition. To the opening of registration for the activities and competitions, the website was quickly overwhelmed by the amount of requests that exceeded the forecasts. “In 2 hours, several activities and competitions were sold out. It took a while to review to add seats”, explained Julie Garneau, manager, communications, at the press conference. “What are 740 entries more than at this time last year and the shop windows are already complete.” A success never seen before, according to the director general and artistic director, Claire Mayer, who looked forward and grasped the need to find solutions for next year. Considering that the participants in these competitions will come together with members of their family, the team expects that ridership is also up.


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