August 2 - 9, 2011

At Place des Festivals, Quartier des Festivals

Les Boréades de la danseLes Boréades de la danse

First Peoples’ Festival is setting up a spectacular installation at Place des festivals, including a giant tepee 100 ft tall, a space reminiscent of traditional pottery where a bonfire will be lit, mythic animals that will roam in irisation in the waterworks, an archaeological sandbox for children, a restaurant space and a screening room in the form of a longhouse. On Friday, August 5 in the afternoon Marc Vella will be on hand with his grand piano to launch the Quebec leg of the caravane amoureuse. On Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, the famous Boréades de la danse will make the ground move to the sound of the drums while dancers in splendid regalia turn, swoop and swirl in colours and rhythms. In parallel, traditional arts and crafts will have price of place with craftspeople working on the spot.