September 9, 2023 - 12:00 am
Once again this year, Circuit-Est is partnering with the ARTCH Festival, taking place from September 7 to 10, 2023.

On the occasion of the 6th edition of the festival, Axelle Ebony and Nick Aria will celebrate dance and music with you during an open-air performance.

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Echoes of Percussions with artists Axelle Ebony and Nick Aria

An influential figure in the street dance scene, Axelle Munezero will transport you into her universe, where her passion, authenticity and inexhaustible creativity intertwine with Waacking and her mastery of movement! As for Nick Aria, professional drummer and audiovisual artist, he will create a spellbinding experience with his minimalist music contrasted with dynamic rhythms. He creates a space in time where dance, music and audience become one. Together, this duo forges a unique bond with the spectator, offering an artistic improvisation that will leave you speechless. Don't miss this captivating encounter between dance and percussion!

Axelle Munezero, also known as Ebony, is a professional dancer, choreographer and movement director who stands out for her authenticity and passion.

Her unique movements have enabled her to work with renowned artists such as Arcade Fire, Corneille, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Anthony Kavanah, Mélanie Renaud, Leif Vollebekk, Gardy Fury, Young Paris, Afrotronix and many others. She has also appeared in films such as "Step up 5" and "Les sept derniers mots". 

When she dances, Axelle stands out not only for the elegance of her movements, but also for the way she captivates the audience. Always on the lookout for new and innovative ideas, her creativity is her strength! 

She has traveled the world teaching Waacking and her particular approach to this dance. She's a member of the international street dance family, winning several high-profile battles and serving as a guest judge.

Axelle is well known in the dance community as a leader and is often consulted for her knowledge of street dance and its styles. She is the founder of 100Lux, a non-profit organization focused on unleashing the potential of others and organizations within the street dance community since 2012 and Asymmetry Collective which pushes the boundaries of Waacking and the people involved.

Follow her work: @axelle_ebony  

Nick Aria is a professional drummer and audio-visual artist whose minimalist approach is enhanced by a seductive creativity. 

Known for his dynamic, driving rhythms, he thrives on the full range of musical energy; from the most powerful bursts to the finest touches. Passionate about the universal language of music, he seeks to unite those around him in harmony and solidarity. 

Nick relishes the privilege of contributing to the pleasure and well-being of his audiences.

Follow his work: @nickariadrums

ARTCH is the place to be for emerging contemporary art in Montreal. The festival highlights emerging artists of all artistic backgrounds. The vocation of the festival is to identify, train and create a career springboard for emerging professional artists.


September 9 at 12 am - Axelle Ebony + Nick Aria


📍 Place Ville Marie, Montréal, QC H3B 2B6
🚌  Bus: 410, 427, 445, 480, 55, 61, 74, 747.
🚈  Train: Gare centrale
🚇  Subway: Station McGill, Bonaventure

Credits: Axelle Ebony and Nick Aria in Echoes of Percussions - Axelle Ebony © @tima_rakhim - Nick Aria © @aldostephano_