Festival 2014

L’Espace Commun / Common Space

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January 15th to 17th at 8PM
January 18th at 4PM

The choreographers: Julia Barrete-Laperrière, Dylan Crossman, Bridget Jessome, Céline Jolin, Chloé Ménard-Suarez & Daphne Carmichael, Merritt Millman, Audrey Rochette, Stéphanie Saucier, Maude Yargeau.

The Mentors: Jacques Brochu, Hannah Dorozio, holly Greco, Ainsley Hillyard, Tim Rodrigues, Thea Patterson, Maria Simone, Lael Stellick, Andrew Turner, Ashlea Watkin. Et Isabel Boudreau for costume mentoring, pour le mentorat des costumes.

This electrifying annual showcase features contemporary artists of varyied backgrounds, guaranteeing something for everyone!

15 $, 10 $ students & seniors
514-849-FEST ou www.mainlinetheatre.ca

The team:
Amy Blackmore, Artistic Director
Allison Burns, Artistic Producer
Dominic Roussel, General Manager
Heather Keiller, Technical Direction
Michele Slattery, Artist Liaison
Emily Thorne, Lighting Design

Kati Bélanger, Volunteer Coordination
Maria Simone, Stage Manager
Michaela Gerussi, holly Greco, Sophia Wright, Associate Producers


Projet Migration – Opening Performance

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January 8th-10th, 2014 at 8PM

This FRINGE 2011 Bouge d’ici Award-winning show from San Francisco is a must-see! We’ve invited them to help us celebrate 5 years of Bouge d’ici.

Choreographed by Christine Germain in collaboration with Slater Penney. Love. Immigration. Bureaucracy. “Le Projet Migration” is a piece of physical poetry that is touching, humorous, evocative, and autobiographical. The work exists largely to instigate discussions, questioning laws on marriage, immigration, residency, and citizenship. The experimental movement vocabulary hybridizes contact improvisation, partner balancing, and contemporary dance with the intimacy of everyday gestures. 

Tickets : 514-849-3378


Dr. Sketcky Montreal #79- Odette with Bon Bon Bombay

Dr. Sketchy

Saturday, January 11, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM

Dr. Sketchy Montreal invites you to its next event: Odette. During the Bouge d’ici Dance Festival, we will have the pleasure of drawing the amazing BonBon Bombay who will us transport into the world of Swan Lake.

The session will take place on Saturday, January 11, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the MainLine Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent Blvd. The cover will be $10 and don’t forget your sketchbook.

Fun fact: BonBon Bombay appeared on the TV show Dragon’s Den!

Commandité par / Sponsored by:
Baby Tattoo – www.babytattoo.com
Bouge d’ici – www.bougedici.com


Confabulation presents Broken Telephone


Saturday, January 11th at 8PM

Montreal — a city of stories. Unique people, places and events create a city that is rich in personal and political histories. Confabulation is a monthly showcase, dedicated to giving these stories a home, or at least a stage on which to play.

Confabulation is a unique storytelling event in Montreal where all the stories are true. They are honest accounts, told without notes, props, or gimmicks. The show is inspired by The Moth, and millennia of oral tradition history, and hopes to encourage the practice and art of storytelling in this contemporary world.

Hosted and produced by local actor and comedian Matt Goldberg, Confabulation brings you a showcase of unique, true tales told live by people.

All kinds of people.
Doctors. Boxers. Students. Grandmas. You.
And hopefully, everybody.


MainLine Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent


Cinédanse Bouge d’ici

Sunday, January 12th at 7PM

Bouge d’ici is proud to present its juried film night: CinéDanse. This evening will feature a series of short films centered around dance and movement themes. From the experimental to the narrative, this promises to be an ecclectic evening of film. Some filmakers will be in attendance and on hand to discuss their work. Curated by Paul Aflalo, Amy Blackmore & holly Greco.

Artists to be announced shortly!

$5 Suggested Donation.


MainLine Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent


So You Think That Was Dance? performance unlimited (Karen Fennell)

So You Call That Dance

Friday, January 17th at 10PM

A hot new platform for performance experimentation hosted by contemporary dance artist Karen Fennell. Emerging and established performance-makers are invited to share their freshest and most burning ideas in works of 10 minutes or less. Stick around afterwards for drinks and informal discussion –- Did YOU think THAT was DANCE …?!
Right after L’Espace Commun / Common Space

Pay What You Can – suggested at $8-$10.


MainLine Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent


Cabaret Bouge d’ici & Closing Night Party!

Cabaret Bouge

Saturday, January 18th 2014 at 8PM

Hosted by: Vanessa Kneale !!

Featuring work by… coming soon!
The Bouge d’ici Cabaret gives an opportunity for the Bouge d’ici Festival’s mentors, planning committee and friends to show work in a party atmosphere. Following the performance is the Bouge d’ici closing night party! We’ve booked … to help us dance all night away! Dance games, contests and more!

$8 Students, seniors, stub from any Bouge 2014 event /
514-849-3378, www.mainlinetheatre.ca

MainLine theatre, 3997 St. Laurent