On Saturday September 26 and October 3, the Journées de la culture will be back in Sainte-Thérèse in a whole new form! Outdoor performances and indoor concerts highlighting dance and classical music will take place at the Village de Sainte-Thérèse.
This initiative of the Culture pour tous organization aims to celebrate culture in all its forms, throughout Quebec from September 25 to October 25. Exceptionally this year, in order to comply with the measures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Sainte-Thérèse is proposing a renewed concept. Rather than being held for a weekend at the library, the Journées de la culture activities will take place on two consecutive Saturdays in the heart of the Village.
“As a City of Arts, Culture and Knowledge, we are happy to present this series of free events! These will allow Teresians to discover the artists and cultural actors of the region, and to have fun during this unique period. So, I hope that many of you will take part in the activities of this very special program! », said the mayoress of Sainte-Thérèse, Mrs. Sylvie Surprenant.
The Programming includes climatologist Mathieu Bourret on September 26 with a Piano and multimedia projection at Maison Lachaîne at 1 pm. In his show Le Climatologue, Mathieu Bourret surrenders completely, giving privileged access to his “interior landscapes” and “meteorological conditions”. A multimedia projection takes place simultaneously, making it possible to immerse the spectators more in his universe.
The same day, Listening to See at Place du Village at 2:15 p.m. with Danse Carpe Diem / Emmanuel Jouthe offers a variety of dance solos scattered throughout the space. The citizens present, can experience a variation of dances going from one performer to another or take pleasure in observing the moving and colorful ensemble from a distance. They are free to enter the dance according to their desires and their emotions. In order to respect the measures of physical distancing, the contemporary dance solos are done using a small loudspeaker placed between the dancer and the spectator.
On October 3d at Maison Lachaîne at 1 p.m. the City of Sainte-Thérèse presents Couleurs d’automne, with pianist Louise Lessard and bassoonist Mathieu Lussier. The colors of the bassoon and the piano united! Pianist Louise Lessard and bassoonist Mathieu Lussier combine their instruments to offer you works by Elgar, Glière, Telemann, Bourdeau, and Lussier.
The same day at Place du Village, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. contemporary dancer Caroline Dusseault presents From our miniature bodies, sculpting space! Born of an encounter between dance and sculpture, the piece From our miniature bodies, sculpting space, addresses the notion of interior space and that of the place occupied by bodies in across the landscape. Eclectic and touching, the show brings together dancers of different ages and professional backgrounds in the heart of the public space.
The events are free and open to everyone. However, places are limited at Maison Lachaîne, entry will be on a first come, first served basis. In case of rain, outdoor activities will be canceled.
The instructions issued by Public Health will be applied and the necessary measures will be put in place to ensure everyone’s safety during performances. For events held at Maison Lachaîne more specifically, the number of spectators admitted is restricted in order to respect the recommended physical distance. In addition, the wearing of a mask or face cover is compulsory for any person aged 10 and over, until they are seated in their seat.