Practical information
Parcours Danse 2023

Matisiwin nimiwin, the Dance of Life

Eruoma Awashish

Plan your schedule


All participants will be emailed a form inviting them to select their activities. This online form can be used to select shows from our official selection, OFF showcases as well as conferences, networking activities and meals. Programmers are given priority in completing the activity selection form, which is subsequently made available to artists, dance companies, agencies and observers. Participants must pay their registration fees in full to receive their activity selection form.

Access to the entire abundant programming is not guaranteed. However, if an activity is indicated as complete on the form, participants can go to the door on the day of the activity and wait in line. The entry of programmers is always prioritized, in order of arrival. Access to Parcours Danse is reserved for participants who have accreditation/badges.

Please address any questions concerning the activity selection form to Hélène Briais, Member Services Coordinator. 


On the evening of Monday, November 27, 2023, a pre-event will be held prior to the official opening of Parcours Danse. Registration is full for this activity. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault in Saint-Jérôme, attend a full showcase and participate in a Conversation at the Brasserie Dieu du ciel!


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  • Montreal Dance Awards November 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wilder Building – Espace danse / Studio-Théâtre This event is open to the entire professional community, but reservations are required. TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED DIRECTLY THROUGH THE MONTREAL DANCE AWARDS. RSVP here.
  • Closing party for the public youth event FOCUS Québec November 29 at 9 p.m., Maison Théâtre This event is open to Parcours Danse participants, who can register through the activity selection form.
  • CE PARTY December 1, at 9 p.m., Circuit-Est (Sherbrooke St. E.) This closing event wraps up the week of Parcours Danse activities and is open to the entire professional dance and performance community.
SHUTTLE SCHEDULE for pre-event and shows
  • November 27 (pre-event)12:30 p.m.: Wilder Building – Espace danse to Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault, Saint-Jérôme 4:45 p.m.: Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault, Saint-Jérôme to the Wilder Building – Espace danse
  • November 29 (Le sacre de Lila, Destins Croisés)7 p.m.: Wilder Building – Espace danse to the Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce 9:30 p.m.: Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce to the Wilder Building – Espace danse
  • November 30 (Prism, Tentacle Tribe)12 p.m.: Wilder Building – Espace danse to the Maison des arts de Laval 2:45 p.m.: Maison des arts de Laval to the Wilder Building – Espace danse


  • November 28

    Welcome activity, 9–10:30 a.m.
  • November 29

    Project presentations, 9:30–10:30 a.m.

    Seminar demonstration, 4–5:15 p.m.
  • November 30

    Seminar demonstration, 4–5:15 p.m. 
  • December 1

    Conversation #4: Heritage of living knowledge, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.


You are eligible for discounted nightly rates with our partners from November 26 to December 1, 2023, inclusively:

$ 185/night

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$ 199/night

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Financial assistance

Travel assistance for presenters over 50 km from Montréal

To apply : the person making the request must be reside within Quebec or on the Indigenous lands of the province, at least 50 km from Montreal. 

Reimbursement conditions:

  • 1 person per organization 
  • 1 return trip
  • Car: $0.20/km or $0.40/km if carpooling
  • Bus, train or plane: reimbursement upon presentation of receipt. The maximum amount reimbursed shall be no more than the amount reimbursed for mileage.
  • The budget is limited! First come, first served, based on the date that Parcours Danse registration fees were paid.

Travel and accommodation assistance for presenters located outside Quebec

Assistance varies based on agreements and point of origin. Assistance may be provided for accommodation and/or transportation (limited budget), on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Annie-Claude Coutu Geoffroy, Director of Parcours Danse, Territorial and International Development, directly for more information.

Travelling to Montreal



  • Flat rate between the airport and downtown Montreal: $48.40 during the daytime and $55.65 at night.
  • There is no need to reserve a taxi at the Montreal Airport. Simply follow the taxi stand signs and line up.

747 Express bus

The 747 bus runs 24/7 between the airport and downtown Montreal (eastbound to downtown Montréal / westbound to the airport). The fare is $11, which also includes a pass for the next 24 hours for the entire STM bus and metro network. Click here for full details about bus 747.


In Montreal, it is customary to line up to get on the bus. While very nice, this can be surprising to some.

STM network: Trips, Schedules and Maps, Fares


  • Canadian currency is the Canadian dollar. Currency exchange is available at the airport.
  • Exchange rates 
  • Tipping is strongly encouraged (15–20% tip recommended). 
  • Electrical voltage: 110 volts (60 Hz). Outlet adapters are strongly recommended.
  • Temperature in late November and early December: between -2°C and +5°C. Pack boots and a coat. There shouldn’t be too much snow at that time.


Although most meals offered during Parcours Danse offer vegetarian and gluten-free options, we cannot guarantee that they will be sufficient. We cannot guarantee that the meals offered will not have allergens. However, le quartier des spectacles is full of restaurants for all. We recommend planning your schedule accordingly and invite you to take a look at this list if necessary.

Indigenous protocols and reception

La danse sur les routes du Québec is actively committed to recognizing the work of Indigenous dance artists. As a participant in an event taking place on Indigenous land, we invite you to learn about as well as become familiar with and aware of the colonial violence that has always been a reality in Canada. The Indigenous morning reception was designed as a bright and positive occasion at the request of Indigenous artists who wanted to welcome Parcours Danse participants on their land. All participants are welcome to come take in the traditionally inspired cuisine of chef Swaneige as well as the reception curated by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo. 

Be on time.

The Indigenous reception runs on a tight schedule. Arrive on time to avoid missing important moments and out of respect for those involved in the event, who are welcoming us on their land and generously sharing their culture with us.

Respect the opening prayer.

The opening prayer marks the beginning of the reception. The opening prayer will be led by an Elder in both a Mohawk language and English. It is a privilege to hear and experience Indigenous languages. This is also UNESCO’s Indigenous Languages Decade (2022-2032). It is a solemn and sacred time. It is a time to be silent and put down our electronic devices.

Ask before taking photos.

There are certain moments during the reception that should not be photographed, such as ceremonies and prayers. To be certain, simply ask for permission if you would like to take photos or videos.

Pay attention to announcers.

The Master of Ceremonies will be talking throughout the event, so make sure to listen for when to sit, when to stand, and when to join in the dance!

Don’t forget your tobacco.

Offering tobacco wrapped in a small red cloth to an Elder or dancer before asking a question is a sign of tremendous respect.

It’s regalia, not costume.

A dancer’s regalia is how they dress their spirit. It’s a special piece of handmade clothing that holds spiritual significance to the dancer and is adorned with beading that has taken many hours (or even years) to assemble. Be respectful and always ask before taking photos or touching! These objects are very intimate and sacred. If a feather falls, do not touch it. It is up to the dancer to pick it up. Never touch objects, drums, feathers or regalia. If you would like to help someone, you must first ask their permission.

Learn how to say hello!

Many nations use different spellings or pronunciations of the term Kwe Kuei to say hello. Another example is the Kanienkehaka, who use the word Shé:kon.

Learn the 11 Indigenous nations of Quebec

Canada is home to 50 nations and over 50 spoken Indigenous languages! Quebec has a wealth of 11 Indigenous nations with their own distinct identity, who make up 1% of the population. Find out more.

Land acknowledgements

It is increasingly prevalent in Canada for non-Indigenous organizations to participate in a land acknowledgement at the beginning of their events or meetings. It is a formal, solemn and highly symbolic gesture of our gratitude towards our hosts and our introspection into our commitments. During a land acknowledgement, La DSR commits to basing its statements in the current artistic or political landscape of Indigenous issues.



If accessing our offices or any other of La DSR’s activities is an issue (physical access, translation, interpretation, etc.), please contact La DSR’s team, who will implement any necessary accommodation measures.


More than ever, La DSR’s team is committed to offering an environmentally friendly event with limited waste. 

We recommend that you bring a reusable water bottle and travel mug. 

Most meals will be vegetarian, and some local beverages will be available.

We encourage you to use the waste-sorting bins accordingly. 

We recommend that you use the shuttles available to you and take the metro to get to more accessible venues.

Gifts have been mostly procured locally and selected out of consideration for the environment.

Wilder Building – Espace danse, where most of the event is taking place, has received Silver LEED-NC certification.

La DSR has carbon-neutral certification from

Video recording and photography during the event

Promotional videos and photography will be taken at certain times, such as cocktail hours. Please let us know ahead of time if this is an issue.


For any questions about the practical information related to Parcours Danse, please contact: Aurore Liang, Registration Officer – Parcours Danse 2023. Cell or WhatsApp: 514-806-7056.



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