Along with professional artists, Soirées dansantes feature a free introductory workshop on this style of dance and invite you to dance on the floor to the rhythm of a live musical group.
Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo is originally from the Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) Nation of Kahnawake and today lives in Montréal. A professional dancer and choreographer for over 25 years, she specializes in traditional and contemporary Indigenous dance, especially in the art of the native hoop dance.
Sylvain Rivard is a Québec multidisciplinary artist of Abenaki origin, specializing in North American First Nations art and culture.
DJ Poptrt is the first female electronic DJ from the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake. She is passionate about art and music. Her goal is to bring people together through dance and music, and thus spread peace, love, and a positive ambience.
KXO, of Abenaki and Cree origin, grew up in Whapmagoostui, Québec. Since the start of this new project, he has performed before more than 100 000 people at a number of events, the simultaneous celebrations of Montréal's 375th, and Canada's 150th anniversaries in Old Montréal.
ON THE PROGRAM
Led by choreographers and artists Barbara Diabo and Sylvain Rivard, this workshop offers:
● Instruction of certain dances and music from local First Nations
● Performances by artists
● Free dancing to the rhythms of DJ Poptrt
● KXO show