MONTREAL’S CULTURAL HEART: STILL BEATING, IN YOUR HOME
March 20, 2020
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While nothing can fully replace the pleasure and warmth of going to a live show, these are extraordinary times. So why not transform your living room into a concert hall, dance theatre, movie palace or circus ring?
COVID-19 won’t stifle Montreal’s creativity, and the proof is in the many digital initiatives that have been launched in the last week to help entertain you and stay connected to art and the people who make it.
Here are a few suggestions. Enjoy the show!
If you have show tickets and can afford it, please consider supporting the arts by not asking for a refund. #billetsolidaire
FILM WITH THE FIFA AND NFB
After having to cancel its theatrical programming, the International Festival of Films on Art (The FIFA) announced that its 38th edition would still take place, only online. For $30, until March 29 you can watch more than a hundred short and feature films, documentaries and Iranian art films. Check out the complete online line-up.
With or without a pandemic, the NFB’s website has some 4000 titles available to all, including films new, old and classic, along with plenty of animated movies for kids. Their Facebook page is updated daily with new suggestions!
MUSIQUE WITH THE OSM AND THE ORCHESTRE MÉTROPOLITAIN
Now you can enjoy some of the OSM’s greatest moments at home! A variety of concerts are available for streaming on the orchestra’s frequently updated website.
Also, Yannick Nezet-Séguin doesn’t just conduct an orchestra, he also plays! Don’t miss this fine performance on the Orchestre Métropolitain’s YouTube channel.
CIRCUS WITH LES 7 doigts de la main
VISUAL ARTS WITH THE MAC AND LA GALERIE DE L'UQAM
Although the museum itself is closed, the MAC’s collection is still available for your enjoyment. The Galerie de l'UQAM is also offering online access to videos, previous exhibitions and select works from its collection.
DANSE AND DRAWING WITH FAMILY
Get them up and dancing with Agence Mickaël Spinnhirny, which will present a dance show in its entirety each week.This week, choreographer Dominique Porte invites you to discover Conte de faits, a playful, sensitive and captivating work.