The Big 10: Cinquième Salle’s 10th Anniversary Season

l'ecole de danse

The Cinquième Salle at Place des Arts launched it’s 10th season September 8th. A dedicated venue for innovative and contemporary works since 2004, the 2014-15 season promises to fulfill this mission, with offerings that rock the balance between fringe and mainstream performance.

A great new addition to your theater going experience this year is the after-work/pre-show 6 à 8 Sleeman, offering snacks and Sleeman beers in the newly decked out foyer before select performances.

This year’s productions from both local and international artists will delight, entertain, and make you think with their productions in dance, music and theater. Read on for more details. For dates, times and tickets visit: HERE


Keith Kouna

Keith Kouna

• Chloé Sainte-Marie will perform the soulful works from her soon to be released album À la croisée des silences. (FR)

• A dozen musicians will accompany Keith Kouna as he presents his creative take on Franz Schubert’s Le Voyage d’Hiver. (FR)


• Britain’s The Tiger Lillies bring Hamlet to the stage in an eclectic creation that combines punk cabaret with dark humour. You’ve likely never seen or heard “to be or not to be” quite like this before! (EN)

• Bianco su bianco is the latest show by Daniele Finzi Pasca, who most recently directed the closing performance of the Sochi Olympics. Two actor-acrobats and clowns tell a story of friendship in a whimsical world. (Multilingual)

• Christian Lapointe will direct Dans la république du bonheur which examines individual freedom within a community with sharp wit and gritty humour. (FR)

• Also from Christian Lapointe, Orphée 21, a sound and video installation that probes questions of suicide through the accounts of four survivors. (FR)


• A double bill from two Quebec companies presents Chorus II and Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid.

• Prismes, a return engagement of the colorful piece from Montreal Danse.

• The dancers portray boxers in a theater turned boxing ring in ROCCO, from the Netherlands.

• From the Quebec dance scene, Ravages combines a dreamlike landscape with both fiery and tender dance.

• Urban dance creations brought from the street to the stage with 100lux.


festival de la literature danses nocturnes

festival de la literature danses nocturnes

The Festival International de la Littérature  (September 2014)

• The Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal (October-November 2014)

International Festival of Films on Art (March 2015)

Festival TransAmériques (Spring 2015)

Looking for a free event?

l'ecole de danse

l’ecole de danse

•Put on your dancing shoes! Or, maybe take them off — contemporary dance is usually done barefoot. As part of this year’s Culture Days, l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal will perform and then get you moving with an easier (!) and fun choreography. L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal at the Cinquième Salle for Culture Days September 27 from 2-3:15 p.m. Free.