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.

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CHOREOGRAPHY  Sylvain Émard

MUSIC  Martin Tétreault

LIGHTING DESIGN Bruno Rafie

DJ  Poirier

REHEARSAL COACH AND PROFESSIONAL DANCER  Nathalie Blanchet

PROFESSIONAL DANCERS  Maryse Carrier, Claudia Chan Tak, Stéphane Deligny, Mark Eden-Towle, Audrée Juteau, Nicolas Labelle, Nicolas Patry, Amélie Rajotte, David Rancourt, Julie Siméon, Catherine Viau, Daniel Villeneuve

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR  Pierre Koch

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR  Karine Gauthier

 

REVIEW EXCERPTS

"What caught the eye above all, when glancing across the massive dance floor, were the smiles and sincere joy animating the dancers. In light of such heartfelt commitment, the spectator feels deeply engaged by their gaze, by bodies energized by rhythm, caught up in the movement of these great dancing chains that intertwine and overlap, harmoniously complementing each other." JEU, Montreal, Canada, September 2017

 

"[…] a moment of dance, of beauty, of solidarity and emotion." Claude Deschênes on Twitter, September 2017

 

CALENDAR

September 2017 - Place des Festivals, Montreal’s 375th Anniversary Celebrations, Canada