April 26, 2012: Behind the Scenes with Usine C


artsScène invites you to a discovery of contemporary creativity, a dive into a veritable underground universe. Firstly, the location; enter Usine C, an urban venue where industrial architecture hosts some of the best of Canadian and international creative. Secondly, a backstage experience with KISS & CRY NANODANSES from internationally acclaimed Belgian artists Michèle Anne De Mey and Jaco Van Dormael. Share with them their latest work, a veritable ballet for the hands, simultaneously a choreography and a “making of” documentary film. Imagination creates a new language, a new way of storytelling the boundaries of gender.


6:30 pm: Sugary networking cocktail
Succumb to delectable sweets and toast to new friends from the arts and business milieu.
7:45 pm: KISS & CRY NANODANSES from Michèle Anne De Mey and Jaco Van Dormael
A performance of hands, combining dance, live film and animation. Prepare to find your inner child with this joyous chaotic candid show.
9:00 pm: VIP access behind the scenes of the show
Experience a privileged moment with choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey and performance’s director Jaco Van Dormael. Feel free to ask your questions.


Usine C: 1345, Lalonde avenue – Montreal, QC – H2L 5A9
Metro: Beaudry or Berri

How Much?

$65 (includes performance, wine and sweet amuse bouches)

To Learn More

artsScène™ Montréal is a national initiative of Business for the Arts dedicated to fostering the implication of emerging business leaders in the arts. As a privileged platform between the business and art worlds, artsScene aims to encourage philanthropy and artistic vitality in Montreal with values such as respect, sharing, creativity, commitment, openness and communication.

Usine C: A unique place for home grown and abroad creations. Founded in March 1995 by the company Carbone 14, Usine C is situated in the heart of Montreal Central South/downtown in the old Raymond factory, and has become the undeniable centre for contemporary performance.
Recipient of many architectural awards, Usine C is today renowned from coast to coast as well as abroad, as the location for contemporary creation and dissemination, thanks to the quality of the performances, their installations and their dedicated professional staff. www.usine-c.com

Nanodanses Belgique Kiss & Cry is supported by a collective that pushes the norms of artistic disciplines and creates a different show every day. The creation of this group founded by Michèle Anne De Mey, the essential choreographer on the Belgian scene; of note Sinfonia Eroica and 13 Reasons… (to sing), and Jaco Van Dormael, filmmaker acclaimed for his films Toto le héros, Le huitième jour and Mr.Nobody. www.usine-c.com/fr/11-kiss-and-cry-nanodanses.html