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Our artistic vision is to present on our stages a diversity of forms, of ideas, and of emerging dance artists’ current preoccupations. Witness to the evolution of trends in the performing arts, we define ourselves as a space where inventiveness, exploration, and the desire to see an idea right to the end are encouraged and valued. With our two intimate spaces with multiple possible layouts, we invite artists to think about content as much as about the relationship between the work and the audience.

Depending on your profile, one of two options is available: Danses Buissonnières, for recently graduated dance artists, or the open call for local artists.

About our curators

Our curators maintain an open door policy, continuously holding conversations with emerging local choreographers, attending performances of their work, and visiting them in the studio. Any artist interested in presenting their work at Tangente is invited to submit a project through our annual open call. Before submitting a project, we invite you to talk about it with one of our curators. The final selection of artistic projects is made by the curatorial team. The clarity, relevance, and originality of the theme or of the reflection, as well as the coherence and the command of the proposal and of the process are the main selection criteria. Then, as for a visual arts exhibition, our curators pair the works to create double bills that are coherent and singular. Carte blanche is then given to the artists. Therefore, we often discover the finished work on opening night. Tangente offers artists technical and promotional support, as well as a guaranteed fee, but doesn’t intervene in any way in the artistic content.

Call for artists for the 2022-2023 season

Given the exceptional nature of the current situation, the curatorial team put the call for artists for the 2022-2023 season on hold. More details to come. Thank you for your understanding. You can always get in touch with our team of curators to talk about your ideas for a new project and to ask questions: [email protected]


Types of eligible projects

  • Choreographic works: live performance, digital art, or video;
  • Hybrid projects: proposals that veer away from the classical use of stage representational codes, whether they be durational performances, performances that actively involve spectators, that merge artistic disciplines, or that move towards nonstandard experiences.

Available spaces

  • Espace Françoise Sullivan (Espace Orange)
  • Espace Dena Davida (Espace Vert)
  • Café-bar and walkway

Who is the open call for?

  • Emerging professional contemporary dance/movement artists
  • Interdisciplinary collectives that include dancers

Danses Buissonnières 2021

Danses Buissonnières is an annual program presented by Tangente, dedicated to choreographers in the early stages of their career, whether they have recently graduated or are self-taught.

Over 4 consecutive evenings, as part of its 2021-22 season, Tangente will present the work of 3 selected emerging choreographers and/or collectives. This program will take place in September 2021 at ÉDIFICE WILDER – Espace danse in Espace Dena Davida (Espace Vert – 65 seats).

Tangente assists the artists as they experience the entire process of producing, mounting, and presenting their performance. The professional choreographers/collectives will be chosen with care after auditions and the examination of their project by a jury of emerging choreographers with diverse artistic visions. Selected works must be new, must not have been previously presented, and must be no more than 15 minutes.


Rules (PDF)

Application form (Word)

Application for the Danses Buissonnières auditions


Send your project to [email protected] before February 22, 2021.

Call for artists for Habitations

**Our 2021-2022 Habitations project is currently full. We are not taking any new applications at this moment. Thank you for your understanding.**