Community Calendar

Welcome to ELAN's Community Calendar!

This is a space where active members can promote events they are organizing or those that feature their work. We’re excited to make connecting with and supporting ELAN members easier than ever! Events are listed below in chronological order.

Check out these simple instructions for submitting an event, including some tips to get you thinking about accessibility. 


  • A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

    Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM through November 26, 2019
    Atwater Library and Computer Centre in Westmount, QC, Canada

    Ian Ferrier and Moe Clark bring years of experience as spoken word performers and soundscape innovators. They will offer writing prompts and exercises to help generate ideas, and support participants through editing and crafting their written works for performance, including a collaborative exploration of sound as a base for words. Ian and Moe will bring a variety fo instruments, and group will explore breathwork, vocal work, and improvisation.Saturday, Nov. 23, Saturday, Nov. 30, and will culminate in a performance open to the public, Sunday, Dec. 1. Open to all poets, writers, and anyone interested in exploring sound in their work, as well as musicians interested in bringing more language to their sound. Free, but registration required. Moe Clark is a Métis multidisciplinary artist. Ian Ferrier is a poet, musician and performer, founder of the Words and Music series. See link for more info and to register.

  • Nullo Facchini (DK/IT) | Participatory theatre

    Monday, November 25, 2019 at 09:30 AM through November 30, 2019
    Studio 303 in Montréal, QC, Canada

    Nov. 25 to 29, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), break from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    $125 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or 205$, non-eligible rate)
    No drop-ins
    In English

    Cantabile 2’s work is centred around a form of Participatory Theatre, which we call Human Specific Performance. Human Specific Performance is work that:
    *offers personalized experiences to audience members
    *is designed to receive small audience groups in order for the performance to relate in different ways with each individual visitor
    *is dependent on audience participation
    *facilitates genuine encounters in immersive environments
    *explores and employs different forms of sensuous, verbal or physical communication

    The workshop will be focused on exploring interactivity, participation and intimacy in preformative spaces. Working individually, in pairs or in small groups, the participants will research an artistic language based on the creation of intense, sincere, non-fictional encounters with visiting audiences.

    Nullo Facchini started working professionally as a theatre director at the early age of 21, in Italy. At 23 he founded his own company, which he called Cantabile 2 and which he still directs today.

    Cantabile 2 has now, since 1990, status as Regional Theatre in Denmark, creating and producing performances for both national and international audiences. After more than two decades of creating large-scale dance-theatre and site-specific work, he turned in 2006 to what he calls Human Specific Performance, thereby switching focus to the creation of highly interactive and immersive performance universes.

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  • JAMES VIVEIROS (MTL) — Gaga/People

    Monday, December 02, 2019 at 10:00 AM through December 07, 2019
    Studio 303 in Montréal, QC, Canada

    Dec. 2 to 6, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 11 : 15 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
    $75 full week / $16 drop-ins
    Bilingual teacher

    Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement, and it continues to evolve today. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with him-herself and others.

    James Viveiros is a dancer, performer, choreographer, and certified Gaga teacher from Montreal. He graduated from the Grant MacEwan College in both the Music Theatre and Dance Programs. A former member of Compagnie Marie Chouinard (CMC), he has performed nationally and internationally for sixteen years. He has also collaborated with several Canadian companies and choreographers as an interpreter and creator.

    More information:

    Open to artists of all disciplines /
    Capacity: 25 people, priority for full week attendance

  • Handel's Messiah | Le Messie de Handel

    Sunday, December 08, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, QC, Canada · $40.00 CAD

    En collaboration avec l'Oratoire Saint-Joseph
    In collaboration with the Saint Joseph’s Oratory

    Solistes :
    Aline Kutan, soprano
    Annamaria Popescu, mezzo
    Gregory Dahl, baryton
    Zachary Rioux, ténor
    Les chantres musiciens, Les filles de l’île & Chœur de l’OCM

    Hallelujah! Le grand chef-d’œuvre de Handel sera interprété par un extraordinaire quatuor de solistes dans l’antique crypte de l’oratoire Saint-Joseph, et un imposant chœur de voix se joindra à l’orchestre pour souligner le début du temps des Fêtes.
    Hallelujah! Handel’s beloved masterpiece returns with an outstanding quartet of soloists, in the Crypt of the Saint Joseph’s Oratory. A multitude of choral voices join the orchestra to proclaim the start of the holiday season.

    Section A : 60 $
    + 65 et/and - 35 : 45 $
    Section B : 40 $
    + 65 et/and - 35 : 25 $
    Étudiants / students : 10 $
    (taxes en sus / tax not included)

  • SARAH BILD (MTL) — Building blocks

    Monday, December 09, 2019 at 09:30 AM through December 14, 2019
    Studio 303 in Montréal, QC, Canada

    Dec. 9 to 13, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
    $90 full week / $20 drop-ins
    Bilingual teacher

    Using improvisational methods from Action Theater™, Sarah Bild will guide us through rich explorations to awaken our imagination. We will approach composition from an internal experience, to hone our intuition and honour our creative impulses. Through personal exploration in improvisation we will explore the rich and complex relationship between movement material and its spatial and temporal context. We will work on short studies, share them with the group and learn to speak about what we see.

    Sarah Bild, dance artist and choreographer, has been creating, teaching and performing in Montreal and throughout Canada for the last 25 years. She teaches composition at l’EDCM and is a certified teacher of Action Theater™. Through the use of viscerally embodied movement, voice and text, she creates visually impressive solo and group works that raise questions about our human presence on this planet. Her recent performance piece, She Wanted, has played over 60 times to an audience of two.

    More information:
    Open to artists of all disciplines, experience in a movement practice is recommended
    Capacity: 25 people, priority for full week attendance