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 2020-2021 season

The deadline for the 2020-2021 season is September 9, 2019. A consulting committee, including our curator, will make final choices and responses will be sent no later than eight weeks after the application deadline.


Who is it for?

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

Types of eligible projects

  • Choreographic performances
  • Hybrid projects (including videodance and other non-traditional projects for public presentation)
  • Habitations (open form, exploratory working sessions with a group, 1 or 2 weeks)

Available spaces

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

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 – 2019-2020 (Word)

Habitations form – 2020-2021 (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] before September 9, 2019

Danses Buissonnières 2019

Danses Buissonnières is an annual program presented by Tangente dedicated to choreographers in the early stages of their career, wether they are freshly graduated or self-taught.
During 4 nights in a row, as part as its 2019-20 season, Tangente will present the work of 5 selected choreographers/collectives. This program will take place in September 2019 at Edifice Wilder – Espace danse in Espace Dena Davida (Espace vert – 65 seats).
Tangente will also accompagny the artists as they will experience the entire process of producing, mounting and presenting their performance.
The 5 contenders will be chosen with care after live auditions and the examination of their project by a jury of emerging choreographers with diverse artistic visions. The presented works must be no more than 10 minutes and must have been especially created for the Danses Buissonnières program.


Rules (PDF)

Application form (World)

Facebook event

Application for New Waves auditions


Send your project to [email protected] before February 18, 2019