Montreal came together, on September 16, to raise money for the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) Foundation at the eagerly anticipated MAC Ball. Some 700 guests from the arts and business sectors attended what is one of the most popular and closely watched events of the year, and a net profit of $510 000 was raised for the MAC Foundation.

Orchestrated by Josée Noiseux, Chair of the Ball Organizing Committee, and staged by 45 DEGREES, the event planning and special projects arm of Cirque du Soleil, the exclusive event was inspired by George Orwell’s 1984. Guests were invited to step into a world of surveillance and deprivation of liberties that highlights how crucial it still is to defend those liberties on a daily basis. In addition, guests had the chance to participate in the Ball’s famous auction, made possible thanks to the generous artists who donated works to raise money for the Foundation.

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