The 5th Biennale de gigue contemporaine descends on the métro Four performances will be presented at the Berri-UQAM Station as part of Métro Arts

Press release

Montréal, March 12, 2013   – On the occasion of the 5th Biennale de gigue contemporaine (BIGICO), and in collaboration with Tangente – Laboratory for contemporary movements, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will feature four performances of contemporary jigs on Thursday, March 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Berri-UQAM station. These offerings are presented as part of the STM’s Métro Arts program.

Everyone is invited to discover artists and choreographers Nancy Gloutnez, Maïgwenn Desbois, Ian Yaworski and Lük Fleury, founder and artistic director of the Biennial. Building on the traditional jig, the contemporary jig features a greater freedom of movement arising from both foreign folklore and acrobatics, and even capoeira.

About Tangente

Tangente is a space for contemporary dance presentation and development as well as a documentation and archives centre. Tangente has developed collaborations with various players in the Montréal cultural community as well as partnerships with presenter networks, thus making it possible to welcome foreign choreographers and, in turn, to export their own local choreographers.

Tangente is proud to present BIGICO, with nine diverse choreographic presentations, from March 21 to 29, at Monument-National’s Studio Hydro-Québec.

The STM’s Métro Arts

Because it is serious about making the public transit experience a pleasant one and would like to build a closer relationship with the public, the STM joined forces with the cultural community several years ago. Whether it be cultural events, artists or creative spaces, its objective remains the same: to present new artists and quality shows in its métro network and make them accessible to as many people as possible, all while encouraging the use of public transit.

Making customers’ trips more pleasant and positioning the métro as a theatre for original and unique cultural presentations was the mandate the Société gave itself when it created Métro Arts.

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