Festival Danse-Mur

September 17, 2009 - September 27, 2009

The Danse-Mur Festival project, an innovative urban painting event, the first of its kind in Montreal. Ten days of mural painting on five completely different walls, all located around the corner of Saint-Denis and Mont-Royal. Several in situ interventions are planned around the scaffolding and an outdoor area near the festival venue would be used to host spoken word, a panel on urban art and courses of foulosophy. The festival will take place from September 17 to 27, 2009, but the majority of the performances will take place during the Les journées de la culture of September 25-27, when the murals will be more advanced. This ten-day event would aim to create several permanent experimental murals that explore the community context, urban textures, architecture and urban practices of the image. We hope to diversify and democratize painting and urban art, as well as to promote in Quebec a culture that is now global, urban art.

Conference: Pablo Aravena and Raphaëlle Proulx
Murals: Frank Lam, Zema, 500m, Peru143, Omen and Narc
Performances / Installations: Félix-Antoine Despatie, Grasshoppa Dance Exchange, Marie-Ève ​​B., Francois Gourd, Jean-Marc St-Denis, Sacha Brodeur, Rap Soiree Maudit, the stupid action front and Frédéric Lebel

Exhibition places:
Tailor Mayeux, 333 ave. Mount Royal East
Stationery Guérin, 359 ave. Mount Royal East
Mad Allies, 365 ave. Mount Royal East
St-Hubert Rotisserie, 4462 St-Denis Street
Joalerie Assaleh, 422 ave. Mount Royal East
Pallissade Publicité Sauvage, on Mont-Royal between Henri-Julien and Laval
Parc Gille Lefèbre, Mont-Royal and Drolet corner

Past Projects

September 16, 2009
August 7, 2009
Emma Waltraud Howes
July 31, 2009
Mona Sharma
June 24, 2009
Iona Fournier - Tombs
May 22, 2009