Marking a 20th anniversary with the innovative style we've come to expect from the Festival, Divers/Cité offers up a whopper of a gift for its loyal festival-goers: the event's outdoor site makes the move to Old Montreal! This year's signature series of outdoor happenings will be held in the Old Port on the Jacques-Cartier pier from August 2 to 5, 2012 (see the map here).
Motivated by a desire for growth and by the increasing constraints of its previous site, the organization has made the decision to move its outdoor stages to a space better suiting its needs and the expectations of festival-goers. The recent move of Terminus Voyageur to Berri Street, the reduction of available space in Émilie-Gamelin Park and the sector’s recent vocational changes have made further development perspectives for the Festival in the area near impossible.
Because good news always comes in pairs, Divers/Cité is also pleased to announce a vibrant
10th edition of La Grande Danse, with Spanish house superstars Chus & Ceballos and New York giant David Morales performing their legendary genre defining sounds between sky and sea on the banks of the St. Lawrence River! You can also expect a flamboyant 15th edition of Mascara, as Mado and her harem of queens and dancers put on an unforgettable show inspired by the Festival's spectacular new scenery!
More information on 2012 programming and the new site will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Sign-up for the mailing list to be sure you're among the first to get important announcements about the Festival!