LE SUPER MÉGA CONTINENTAL
Rendezvous at Place des Festivals in September 2017 for Le Super Méga Continental, a gigantic contemporary line dance that will celebrate Montréal’s 375th anniversary in spectacular fashion! The latest offspring in Le Grand Continental® family, this somewhat crazy project features 375 amateur dancers who will plunge body and soul into this huge dance extravaganza. In the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, don't miss this rollicking festive event where the only thing that counts is the pleasure of dancing!
Best moments in dance 2012 The New Yorker, New York, 2013
"Two hundred people dance their hearts out. What's not to like?" The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 2011
"A stroke of genius" The Gazette, Montreal, 2009
"An enormous wave of pleasure" Danser, Paris, 2009
Since the first presentation of Le Grand Continental® in 2009 during the Festival TransAmériques (FTA), the concept has gone on to tour extensively, from Mexico to South Korea, the U.S. and New Zealand. Some 2000 dancers participated in one or more of those 13 editions, which attracted close to 85,000 spectators.
Buoyed by this success and by growing demand, this latter-day square dance is now returning to the city where it all began, this time with brand new choreography. Performed by 375 local amateur dancers of all ages and backgrounds, Le Super Méga Continental will reflect the diversity of Montreal. After the performances, a huge dance party will take over Place des Festivals with Poirier at the turntables after the evening performances.
Auditions will take place in winter 2017.
Le Super Méga Continental is an official event of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations. This show is co-presented by Sylvain Émard Danse and the Festival TransAmériques.