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July in Les Jardins Gamelin : Thrilling streetdance nights with 100Lux

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The 10th season of Les Jardins Gamelin is in full swing, continuing until September 15 with an extensive free program with something for every taste. In July, Wednesday evenings will be irresistibly danceable thanks to an all-new streetdance series. Streetdance nights with 100Lux will cater to dancers of every level and feature exciting battles!

Lessons for all

Wednesdays: July 3 at 6 p.m. and July 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Two free introductory lessons will be given to anyone who’s intrigued by the captivating world of streetdance. With the 100Lux team, participants of all ages and levels of dance experience will have the chance to learn streetdance basics with some of the scene’s best-known professionals. The July 3 session will focus on house, a dance with roots in the electronic underground scenes of Chicago and New York. On July 24, dancers will discover waacking, which emerged in the 1970s in Los Angeles, inspired by funk and disco. After each lesson, DJs Pattes de Velours and The Vibes (July 3) and Paolo (July 24) will get everybody up on the Jardins Gamelin dancefloor.

Thrilling competitions

Wednesdays, July 17 and 31, 6 p.m.

On these two exceptional evenings, visitors will discover the diversity and creativity of streetdance culture with electrifying break battles. The dancers of 100Lux will challenge each other, freestyling to spontaneous musical selections. On July 17, U.n.I. Vibe Collective will stage a two-against-two battle with pre-set teams that will be mixed up to create new dynamics, with beats provided by DJ Jungle. July 31, Angella Doré will present a breakdance battle in which dancers will improvise for just 16 beats, to the sounds of DJ Benny Lava and drummer Seyjii Schultz.

About 100Lux

100Lux was founded in 2012 by Axelle Munezero and Martine Bureau. Its mission is to provide professional advancement opportunities for Montreal’s street dancers. The organization federates and supports the city’s different streetdance communities and puts these long-marginalized cultural expressions in the spotlight. Streetdance is a set of dances (popping, locking, breaking, hip hop, krump, waacking, ballroom(voguing), house and dancehall) that have evolved in the streets and clubs, outside formal dance studios and institutional structures. More information: 100lux.ca

LES JARDINS GAMELIN

Until September 15, 2024
Place Émilie-Gamelin, Quartier des Spectacles 
Open daily until 11 p.m.
All activities are free
Full program : jardinsgamelin.com

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About les Jardins Gamelin

In the spring of 2015, Place Émilie-Gamelin showed a new face to Quartier des Spectacles residents and visitors with Les Jardins Gamelin, open from May to September. A large, green and inviting civic space in the heart of downtown, Les Jardins Gamelin return every year with an original temporary layout and a versatile set of facilities. The space’s unique, accessible and human-scale programming, which has now completed five seasons, has become a part of daily life for residents and visitors, making Les Jardins Gamelin an inclusive gathering place in true Montreal style. The initiative, led by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and thanks to the support of the borough of Ville-Marie and numerous partners, including Sentier Urbain, the Société de développement social and the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SVPM).

More informations : jardinsgamelin.com

About Quartier des spectacles and the Partnership

The Quartier des Spectacles is Montréal’s cultural heart, boasting North America’s most concentrated and diverse group of cultural venues as well as numerous festivals and events. The Quartier also hosts innovative urban installations involving cutting-edge lighting design and immersive environments. The Quartier des Spectacles has become an international showcase for digital public art.

The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, founded in 2003, is a non-profit organization with more than 85 members active in the district. It is responsible for animating the Quartier des Spectacles by programming cultural activities, managing and animating public spaces, providing distinctive illumination and promoting the Quartier as a must-visit cultural destination. The Partnership benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal.

More informations : quartierdesspectacles.com

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MEDIA CONTACT

Mélanie Mingotaud
Communications Mingotwo
melanie@mingo2.ca
(514) 582-5272

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Quartier des spectacles Partnership
Chloé Goldstein
chloe.goldstein@quartierdesspectacles.com
(514) 812-2193