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Voices of the Quartier des spectacles

Voices of the Quartier des Spectacles is a window on the people and places that make Montreal’s cultural heart beat. From festivals to performance venues, from restaurants to avant-garde art. Every week, you’re invited to discover the city’s liveliest square kilometre!

The five of us

  • 27
  • December
  • 2011

I’m not talking about the Ghyslaine Côté film, but the creative team that built the Forêt Forêt project that has transformed the area around Saint-Laurent métro into a forest of playful, interactive birches until February 2012. After having crossed half

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Warmth and colour at Place Émilie-Gamelin

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  • December
  • 2011

While Quebec’s cottages light up long winter nights, festooned with their strings of multicolored lights, Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles is adding another dimension to Christmas illuminations. After last year’s success with Sphères polaires and Champ de pixels, this year’s projects

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BREAKING THE ICE

  • 19
  • December
  • 2011

Thursday, 5:20 PM. A freezing rain comes down to beat the pavement of Sainte-Catherine Street, not sparing me on its way. I have no umbrella, of course. Rain or shine, I'm starting my Luminothérapie sessions at the Quartier des Spectacles

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Lighting up your end of term

  • 1
  • December
  • 2011

Exam season is never easy, even more so now that we've turned our clocks back and it's getting darker, earlier and earlier each day. But both UQAM design students and bookworms have earned a little sunshine: the UQAM Centre de

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The socially engaged art of FIN NOVEMBRE

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  • November
  • 2011

By Marie-Christine Beaudry If you passed through Place Émilie-Gamelin in the Quartier des Spectacles this past Friday night (November 18 to be exact), you might have glimpsed a few hundred people doing acrobatics in front of five cameras.

For more than twenty

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Arometis: A made-in-Quebec mix

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  • November
  • 2011

By Marie-Christine Beaudry From November 20 to 22, the Quartier des Spectacles will shake to new world rhythms of the Vision Diversité movement, celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. What’s so new about it? These artists, who you’ll see at L’Astral

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Don't be afraid of going out on the town!

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  • October
  • 2011

by Éric Samson Halloween is upon us, and now that we’ve howled at the moon, it’s time for the werewolves to come out. As a holiday, there’s no better excuse to dress up and go around asking people for candy.

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Howling at the moon… for art!

  • 17
  • October
  • 2011

By Marie-Christine Beaudry At the Promenade des Artistes in the Quartier des spectacles, a funny sort of megaphone has been set up in the middle of the pathway for several days. It’s black and… furry! A few passersby – quite more

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A ballet of light

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  • October
  • 2011

Yesterday night, the skies over Montreal were lit up like never before. Imagine the searchlights of Place Ville-Marie, multiplied by a dozen and controlled by regular members of the public. What we witnessed was nothing less than a sublime aerial

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FOR ME, CULTURE IS… A WEEKEND UP AGAINST THE WALL

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  • September
  • 2011

Quebec's voices will come together during the 15th edition of the Journées de la culture, on Friday September 30th and all weekend long, with the help of video designer Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau By Joëlle Robillard To find and collect the thoughts of Quebec's

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Arcade Fire in Montreal: A hotly anticipated welcome home

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  • September
  • 2011

The payback starts now: it’s barely more than a week before Arcade Fire lights up the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des spectacles. If you didn’t already know, the Montreal band will play a special free concert for the

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The Marathon des arts: A cultural crescendo

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  • September
  • 2011

This weekend, ten of the city's greatest cultural institutions will meet at Le Parterre in the Quartier des spectacles, to jointly celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ministère des Affaires culturelles. On September 10 and 11, be prepared to witness

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