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 Quartier des Spectacles summer publicity campaign, the choreographers Bouchard and Kritzinger have dressed their dancers in scarlet for their street performance. We spoke with them about their piece, Les arts debout, which has a starring role in the aventures du cœur de l’île this su
Montréal is about to enter a whole new colourful dimension with the MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CIRQUE festival. From July 8 to 18, the 12th edition of this upbeat free event will have lots of surprises in store for festival-goers in the Quartier Latin.
The warm weather is back and the curfew is over. It’s the ideal time to get some fresh air and a fresh take on the Quartier des Spectacles! We asked a few photographers who are familiar with the Quartier to tell us about some of their favourite spots.
Concert halls and theatres are finally open again, with a compelling and safe set of options. Here’s a look at a few of this spring’s live entertainment highlights – get ready for some great shows capped with joyous standing ovations! (Reading time: 3 min.)
Place des Festivals: six monoliths seem to have emerged from the ground, forming a mysterious architecture. We spoke with Splinter’s the designers. (Reading time: 4 min.)
There’s still a bit of winter left, but the first signs of spring are already bringing some warmth to the world of culture: museums and galleries, which have been closed to the public since the fall, are reopening to offer you stimulating – and safe – experiences. (Reading time: 3 min.)
Even during his first encounter with the OSM, in 2018, the chemistry was obvious. His almost mystical connection with the Montreal musicians, combined with a stellar résumé, made Rafael Payare a natural choice to take the orchestra’s helm from Kent Nagano. (Reading time: 4 min.)
This winter, the Quartier gives you some great reasons to spend time outdoors. Until March 14, visitors will find Luminothérapie | Cœur battant, a whole series of interactive installations, as well as a short sound and light show called the Moment cœur battant. (Reading time: 3 mins.)
Fall has always been film season in the Quartier, and it still is – this year your favourite festivals are adapting to circumstances by moving most of their activities online to satisfy all your cinematic cravings. Overview. (Reading time: 3 min.)