The 2017 season will take place
July 27th to August 6th.
The program will be announced
*Note the website presently reflects the 2016 program.
For 25th years, FASS has assumed a leadership role in the community and has established a true cultural destination in the Laurentians and beyond.
FASS 2016 - TrailerFrom Ezra Belotte-Cousineau
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS OF DANCE AND MUSIC
JOIN US IN SAINT-SAUVEUR, FROM AUGUST 3 TO 13, 2016
A WORD FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
I am so proud and honoured to head the artistic leadership of the amazing Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, in my home province of Quebec, and am determined to bring vitality and creativity to further our Festival’s reputation of excellence.
No organization gets to the quarter century mark without strong leadership, and for a large part of the Festival’s life, this was brought about by the indomitable founder, Lou Gordon. His vision of an oasis, where artists come and share their celebrated work, was groundbreaking and his drive has helped bring the Festival to the international standard it holds today. I strive to follow in his footsteps by presenting you with this incredible season for our 25th year anniversary.
Building on last year’s success, we offer you a pre-opening celebration of a home town hero; Martha Wainwright. As a special treat, we invited three young Montreal choreographers to create new pieces inspired by Martha’s new album which will all be premiered in Saint-Sauveur.
The Festival will open with three passionate performances; the sexy and fiery Noche Flamenca accompanied by award winning Soledad Barrio, the young and energetic Bryan Arias Company with a Canadian premiere, and the L-E-V company from Israel which has been making huge waves in the contemporary dance world. The first week will end with superstar Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain who will once again grace our stage with an amazing evening of music.
After a year-off dealing with injury, I cannot wait to get back onto the Saint-Sauveur stage and I have put together an evening of my works, plus a brand new pas de deux, choreographed by American Ballet Theatre Principal, Marcelo Gomes. We will then present Quebec dance icon, Louise Lecavalier, who brings us the supremely successful So Blue. Finally, we end the Festival with our Night with the Stars; a unique opportunity to see in one evening, the best that the dance world has to offer.
I feel privileged to be part of this organization that is sustained by such a legion of ardent and loyal supporters, partners, donors and volunteers, and I look forward to sharing each brilliant performance with you!
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It is with great enthusiasm and optimism that I celebrate this 25th anniversary of the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur with all of you. I look forward to taking the Festival to even greater heights as I support the artistic vision of Guillaume Côté, who brings us such a wealth of experience and passion. This Festival is vital to the wellbeing, culture and community of Saint-Sauveur and the Laurentians, and we have much to contribute in so many ways.
The first 25 years has brought us incredibly exhilarating and memorable performances under the chapiteau, and this year will be even more spectacular with an original and eclectic roster of artists. We have also increased our efforts to bring the Festival to the community, with our expanded outdoor free performances and free movies in the park for all to experience. We continue to develop our education and outreach programs with a special focus on youth that includes Dance Camp, a Master Class and 50% discounted tickets for the under 30’s.
The success of the Festival relies heavily on the involvement of the many amazing volunteers who join our team, and our Board of Directors who devote their time and hard work. We are also blessed with the inspiring, philanthropic patronage of our partnerships with local businesses, and the ongoing contributions of various levels of government, corporations and individual donors. I thank you all for your faith in us and continued support, which is vital to our success. We could not do this without you.
In my first season as Executive Director of the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, I feel privileged to come at a time when Artistic Director Guillaume Côté has orchestrated such an amazing program, with so many exciting dance and music superstars making their way to our beautiful region. I can’t wait to see you all there.
L’un des plus importants rendez-vous estivaux de la danse et de musique du Québec.
- Le Devoir -
A veritable midsummer night’s dance dream.
- The Montreal Gazette -
Le Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur est l’événement chorégraphique estival le plus en vue au Canada.
- Télé-Québec -
FASS has become a cultural magnetic pole in the heart of the Laurentians.
- The Ottawa Dance Blog -
Le Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur ne cesse de se surpasser année après année.
- Journal Accès -
What makes this Laurentian resort town a must-visit are the international dance companies making their lone appearance in Canada.
- Globe and Mail -