GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL
The GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL is awarded to dance artists (individual, group or dance company) to honour an exceptional contribution to the artform, and whose work was seen in Montreal during the previous season (period between July 1 and June 30). It comes with a $25,000 purse.
The award, which comes with a $10,000 cash prize partly funded by Caisse de la Culture, is awarded to a Quebec performance artist whose professional dance work presented in the province during the previous year, was deserving of special note. RQD has entrusted the PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL jury with selecting a winner on the basis of artistic approach, interpretation quality and commitment to choreographic work and the community of dancers.
PRIX DÉCOUVERTE DE LA DANSE
The Prix DÉCOUVERTE de la danse is presented by Agora de la danse and Tangente. It comes with a prize of $5000 and will be awarded to an exemplary emerging artist. This new award pays tribute to a Quebec choreographer, dancer or a collaborator (in lighting, sound, set design, etc.) who stands out as a revelation within the dance milieu.
PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL, CATÉGORIE DIFFUSION INTERNATIONALE
As part of its 35-year anniversary, CINARS has created a 8th Price : Le Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie DIFFUSION INTERNATIONALE. Awarded by CINARS, the prize is dedicated to a Canadian Dance Company that has put together an outstanding international tour. CINARS is pleased to offer a $ 5,000 grant to the recipient.
Prizes also awarded at the Prix de la Danse ceremony
CALQ AWARD FOR BEST CHOREOGRAPHIC WORK
The CALQ award, accompanied by a $10,000 cash prize, recognizes an outstanding choreographic work performed in Québec for the first time during the previous season. Choreographers from all regions of Québec are eligible. The winner is chosen by a CALQ-selected jury.
ENVOL AWARD FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVE PRACTICES IN DANCE
This award comes with a prize of $10,000 and is given to an individual, a collective or an organization that embraces cultural diversity or inclusive practices, in recognition of a significant contribution to the dance scene or an outstanding achievement during the previous season (from July 1 to June 30).