"As an Anglo-Quebec artist and a second generation immigrant; this contemporary dance piece, choreographed and performed by Dana Michel is important to me. The theme around identity spoke directly to me and illicited visceral and emotional reactions. In the larger scheme of things this piece made room for Black Art and Black Artists. Particularly Contemporary Dance, in Quebec to show themselves unfiltered and not through a lens the majority sees from. The confidence and affirmation in this work has stayed with me. As a person of colour, seeing someone take space in this manner gives me the confidence to do so as well. What I carry into a room does not need to weigh me down, and can instead build me up. I no longer feel pressure to code-switch. Now I use that energy to bring my best, real self to work without feeling less than or unworthy."

Fan favourite
Timothy Rodrigues

Now a feature length documentary

What We Choose To Remember

 See the film 

What We Choose to Remember features a cast of more than 30 characters, whose families arrived in successive waves of immigration. The oldest families arrived during the period of ‘two solitudes’ when Montreal’s population was more than 50% English. They share firsthand accounts decades of political upheaval. The most recent immigrants arrived believing linguistic conflicts were ancient history. 

Visit the website to watch the trailer and find tickets to our public screenings ︎ Visit the website to watch the trailer and find tickets to our public screenings ︎


Our story takes place on the Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Tiotià:ke (known as Montréal) has existed as a meeting place of many First Nation peoples, including but not limited to the Abenaki , Anishinaabeg (Algonquin), and the Huron-Wendat. We extend our deepest respect to the elders of these nations and to all Indigenous peoples who carry the history of this island’s land and waters. We also call upon all levels of government to adopt and implement the 94 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation commission.

We acknowledge the support of our sponsors

Follow us on social media

︎     ︎