Submit a project

With our arrival in Édifice Wilder – Espace danse, our renewed artistic vision aims to support emerging, local artists (though not exclusively) in the earlier phases of creating their own performance works. We favour imaginative strategies for audience engagement and experimental work that questions traditional forms of presentation.

Depending on your profile, one of two options is available: New Waves, for freshly graduated dance artists, or the open call for local artists.

Call for local artists for the 2019-2020 season

The deadline for the 2019-2020 season is September 10, 2018. A consulting committee, including our curator, will make final choices and responses will be sent no later than eight weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline to apply:

  • September 10, 2018

Who is it for?

  • professional contemporary dance/movement artists
  • interdisciplinary collective of artists that include dancers

Types of eligible projects:

  • Performances created for theatrical venues
  • Habitations (open form, exploratory working sessions with a group, 1 or 2 weeks)
  • Workshops, seminars, and other kinds of working groups of a practical and theoretic nature
  • Digital arts projects (video, installation, performance)
  • Other kinds of non-traditional hybrid projects

Available spaces:

  • Espace Françoise Sullivan
  • Espace Dena Davida
  • Café-bar

How to submit a project?

If you are living and working in Montréal, here is how to proceed to submit a project:

1st step: Contact our curator Dena Davida any time to discuss your project. Invite her to your performances and/or studio sessions to familiarize her with your aesthetic.

2nd step: After determining, along with our curator, the relevance of your project to Tangente’s programming, completely fill out the form below. Send it in .doc format to our curator Dena Davida and add Julie Deschênes in the cc field.


Open call form – 2018-2019 (Word)


If you live and work outside of Montréal but within Canada, contact our curator. You might be able to meet her at various events.
If you are an artist living outside of Canada, due to our primary commitment to local artists, we advise you to not submit a project unless you have previously developed a relationship with Tangente. If you travel to Montréal, our curator would be pleased to meet you in person.

Application for the open call


Send your project to [email protected], ccing [email protected]

New Waves

What is at stake for the youngest generation of dancemakers in an increasingly complex and crowded global art world? The answer is vigorously debated each year through the various outlooks of the emerging choreographers composing our jury. Five contenders are chosen with care from a field of twenty-five candidates. The resulting program of short works always bears testimony to the persistence of multiple aesthetic directions and the sense of urgency among these young professionals.

New Waves is an annual opportunity for five young local choreographers to present their work in a professional environment, often for the first time. It is more than a platform; we also accompany them as they experience the entire process of producing, mounting and presenting their performance. Each choreographer or collective benefits from a creation residency thanks to our partnership with José Navas/Compagnie Flak.

Five choreographers and/or collectives are carefully selected among thirty candidates after examination of their project and live auditions by a jury of choreographers. This year’s selection will be made by: Claudia Chan Tak, Nathan Yaffe, Sébastien Provencher and Camille Lacelle-Wilsey.

The UQAM Dance Department is a partner of Tangente for the auditions.


Rules – Class of 2018 (PDF)

Entry Form – Class of 2018 (PDF)

Application for New Waves auditions


Application deadline : February 26, 2018
Audition dates : March / Mid-April 2018 (dates and location to be confirmed)