LE SUPER MÉGA CONTINENTAL
Last September, Le Super Méga Continental, a gigantic contemporary line dance, celebrated Montréal’s 375th anniversary in spectacular fashion! The latest offspring in Le Grand Continental® family, this somewhat crazy project featured 375 amateur dancers who plunge body and soul into this huge dance extravaganza.
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., New Zealand and Chile. Some 3,000 dancers participated in one or more of those 19 editions, which attracted over 115,000 spectators.
Buoyed by this success and by growing demand, this latter-day line dance has returned 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 reflect the diversity of Montreal. After the performances, a huge dance party took over Place des Festivals with Poirier at the turntables after the evening performances.
Le Super Méga Continental was an official event of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations. This show is co-presented by Sylvain Émard Danse and the Festival TransAmériques. It is also part of KM3 , a public art event organized by the Quartier des Spectacles.