TransFormation, Danse à la Carte's annual flagship event, is a contemporary dance intensive for professional dancers, choreographers, circus artists and emerging artists exploring the vast spectrum of current contemporary dance trends, methods and influences.
Created in 2007 with the goal of offering an annual intensive workshop for professional dancers, throughout the last 14 years, TransFormation has become a landmark in the Montreal dance scene as a highly anticipated and indispensable event. Cherished by artists for its intensive format, TransFormation contributes to focusing on precise objectives over the span of two weeks. It is also a rare occasion to meet, exchange and network with other artists from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and from throughout the world, who all share the same passion.
A variety of morning research and development workshops, and afternoon creation laboratories are offered encouraging and empowering the artists themselves to choose a program which best embodies the pursuit of their own artistic development.
TransFormation brings together dancers and choreographers from different horizons and with different views and interests. Together these factors make for a very unique and enriching experience. It is a place that offers the opportunity to acquire and incorporate new tools, to heighten one’s critical eye and refine one’s personal aesthetic choices. It is a platform for further developing one’s own artistic signature.
The program reflects dancers’ current demands and desires in contemporary dance. Artistic director Lisa Davies, along with Programming Associate Peter Jasko, carefully selects the faculty with the desire to offer an opportunity of inspiration and transformation for all the artists involved.
May 29 to June 16, 2023