During the summer, Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD), in collaboration with the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, presents ‘Sculpting the movement’ at the Esplanade Place Ville Marie (PVM). Three in-situ dance performances will take place around the exhibited sculptures from the Museum’s collection in order to invite the public to appropriate the artworks in a playful way.

Each of the 20-minute solo performances, one by Constance Aubry and two by Hélène Remoué, highlight the forms and the fluidity of a body that is simultaneously a sculpture and a movement. Like a living echo, the dancers thus imagine a choreography that activates and gives life to the Museum’s artworks exhibited at Place Ville Marie, creating links between two disciplines and the temporalities of urban life.

Free, open to all, outdoors at Esplanade Place Ville Marie.

Schedule :

  • Friday 19 August, 12:30 – 1 p.m.: With Hélène Remoué
  • Friday 2 September, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: With Hélène Remoué and with Constance Aubry

In case of rain, the performances will be rescheduled.

A collaborative project of Festival Quartiers Danses and the MAC, with financial support from the City of Montreal.

About the collaborator:

The Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) has made its mission to democratize contemporary dance in all its forms and hybrids by making it more accessible to all audiences in traditional and unusual venues. The FQD primarily presents shows from local artists, but also frequently invites national and international creators. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach to original dance that comprises presentation, performances, installations, films, exhibits, meetings, discussions, and, last but not least, cultural mediation workshops.

Dancer biographies:

A graduate from the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, Constance Aubry completed in July 2022 the artistic and professional training programme in dance at Nyata Nyata, founded and directed by Zab Maboungou. Driven by these two years of renaissance, Constance dances for various choreographers, including Véronique Giasson and Emmanuelle Martin at Festival Quartiers Danses 2021, and she is an apprentice for Zab Maboungou/Compagnie danse Nyata Nyata.


Born in France and currently living in Montreal, Hélène Remoué is a contemporary dancer. She graduated from the École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal in 2014, and quickly discovered a taste for creation. She has presented pieces in various festivals in Montreal, including Tangente, in France and at the 2022 Quartiers Danses Festival.