DANSAVILLE is the result of the meeting of 3 entities, the organization MAPP_MTL, Studio L’eloi and artistic director Mistaya Hemingway. This collaboration proposes to transform the urban heritage of the districts into a grandiose public scene. The deployment of spectacular mobile projections stages five danced encounters between the traditional and the modern. The meeting is at the heart of this project and naturally occurs at several levels of its realization. Both in its content, projection of 5 choreographies of about 2 minutes each of dances associating the traditional with the modern, and in its form which superimposes the use of new digital technologies on the architectural heritage. These screenings will be shown in the Arrondissement of Rivière-des-Prairies — Pointe-aux-Trembles during 5 performances between July and October.
Above all, this project aims to provide a stage for dancers, many of whom were forced to stay at home during the pandemic. The result goes beyond projecting a “dance film” on architecture. Through projection mapping and the sound universe, this project makes the city become a stage vibrate, like a floor under the heels of a giant flamenco dancer. The performance is then magnified, the environment is inhabited and deeply alive.
This project of projections in public space is part of the Montreal Reflex Agreement concluded between the City of Montreal and the Government of Quebec.
Myriam Allard
©Yasuko Tadokoro (MAPP_MTL)


MAPP was born in 2016 from the desire to offer a showcase for Montreal talent while democratizing and promoting the development of video mapping.