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Merci Montréal! A bow to the builders of Montréal at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery
From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
As part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary, L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec, with the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, wishes to thank the city where they were founded. And thank you in the language of classical ballet is not spoken, it is danced with a ritual curtsy called reverence.
As part of this series of fleeting dance performances on different Montréal sites, featured in Montreal’s 375th anniversary official programming, students will perform at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery to thank Montreal’s builders and historical figures. Dancers will perform The Wilis from Giselle, a group of supernatural young women who are the spirits of virgin girls that died before they married.
As a lead up to this special performance, Les amis de la montagne hosts a one-hour guided walk through the cemetery featuring the funeral works of outstanding importance including those of prominent figures in Montreal’s history.
To participate in the guided walk and attend the École supérieure de ballet’s reverence:
Meeting point : 1:30 p.m., Smith House, Mount Royal Park
To attend the reverence only:
The dancers’ performance is only a few minutes long and starts at 2:30 p.m. sharp
Meeting point: Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery Administration Building