About us

A PLACE FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE

For more than thirty years, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique has supported professionals on both technical and artistic levels, offering them spaces and services adapted to research, creation, advanced training, and professional development in contemporary dance and getting involved in its milieu. Open to the whole community, this resource-sharing-based organization has ten members: Louise Bédard Danse, Sylvain Émard Danse, Danièle Desnoyers/Le Carré des Lombes, Et Marianne et Simon, Danse Carpe Diem/Emmanuel Jouthe, maribé – sors de ce corps/Marie Béland, Frédérick Gravel, MAYDAY, Cie Manuel Roque and Catherine Gaudet.

Circuit-Est has at its disposal 5 studios, located in 2 venues: édifice Jean-Pierre-Perreault and espace Saint-André. The choreographic centre rents these spaces at very reasonable rates, as well as it offers a programming of activities—compounded of master classes, workshops, mentorship projects, residencies, and international exchanges—intended for dance professionals.

Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique was awarded the 2013 “I love dance/J’aime la danse” Organization Award by the Canadian Dance Assembly and was finalist for the Prix de l’Action culturelle de la ville de Montréal-2015 for its project Alors, on crée ? in collaboration with Louise Bédard Danse.

It is a member organization of Regroupement québécois de la danse and Voies culturelles des faubourgs.

Photo: Édifice Jean-Pierre-Perreault © Vanessa Forget