2021-22 Student Outreach

Actively engaging with high school, college and university students over the past three decades, the FTA has made a commitment to introduce young people to the arts by providing access and outreach activities to Quebec youth. We adapted our programs so that they take our new reality into account. Here is an inspiring, safe and joyfully contemporary offer, available in the classroom and also online.

Festival TransAmériques is a festival of contemporary dance and theatre that presents an average of 25 shows in performance venues and in outdoor public spaces over a two-week period. The 16th edition of the FTA will be held from May 25 to June 9, 2022 in Montreal.


Student Outreach programs are possible thanks to


FTA 2022 Student Excursions

All programs offered during the FTA 2022 require the presentation of the vaccination passport for all participants (teachers and students).


FTA Excursion

A 4-day long cultural immersion into performing arts

From Thursday to Sunday, join some 100 students from several high schools across the province and immerse yourself in the heart of contemporary creation. This cultural outing is supervised by 2 specialized mediators in dance and theatre. Through practical and interactive workshops, the training focuses on the analysis, understanding and interpretation of works. Logistics and supervision of participants are provided by the Festival.

Reserve your spot from October 12, 2021
For questions and reservations: [email protected]

+ 4 to 5 shows
+ Theatre and dance workshops + meeting with artists
+ Cultural institutions visit
+ 3-night stay in university residencies

2 Exercusions:
+ May 26 to 29, 2022
+ June 2 to 5, 2022

Rate: TBD (as an indication, the rate was $265 per student in 2019)
Meals and transportation to Montreal and during the stay are not included.

Designed for: Grades 11 and 12


Maximum of 1 group per school and 25 students per group.
Cancellation free of charge for any complications related to COVID-19 or following the announcement of the 2022 rate.
Vaccination passport required for all participants (teachers and students)
The organization will respect government standards for inter-school activities.

FTA Excursion Partner


Customized FTA Excursion

Dance or theatre custom program

Design your ideal excursion: dates, shows, workshops, meetings with artists or free activities of your choice. Take advantage of the Festival’s suggestions and receive our complete documentation.

Interested in this program? Contact us now: [email protected]

+ 3 shows or more
+ Accommodation available 
+ Schedule and price depend on selected activities

Designed for: Grades 11 and 12, college and university students


Vaccination passport required for all participants (teachers and students)


FTA à la carte

School group discounts

Benefit from the support of the Festival, a special rate, all the information available on must-see shows and additional activities.

Interested in this program? Contact us now: [email protected]

+ 10 students or more
+ Schedule and price depend on selected activities

Designed for: Grades 11 and 12, college and university students


Vaccination passport required for all participants (teachers and students)



FTA at school

Experienced cultural mediators, accompanied by inspiring artists, are available to present workshops online or in school, with activities linked to performances included in the FTA program. These workshops are available until December 2021 all across Quebec, and are presented in a safe, secure environment that meets the standards of public health guidelines.

FTA at school will be back in the fall of 2022. Have any questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Cost: $50 per class for a 1-hour workshop

Available from: Fall 2022

Designed for: Grades 11 to 12, college and university students


Workshops offered in 2021

Demolish and Rebuild: Creating Something New

From a selection of texts, poems and playscripts, participants choose an excerpt they find inspiring. After breaking the material down into smaller fragments, they then blend them together as they see fit, creating a collage that will serve as the stimulus for creating a work of art from diverse materials.

With Jean-Daniel Rohrer (visual artist) and Geneviève Bélisle (cultural mediator)

In French

Available starting October 18

From Words to the Body: Imaginary Reality

This workshop is a celebration of dance as an act of imagination, in order to experiment with our physical realities in new ways. An invitation to open up to new connections and thus explore ways bodies want to move when influenced by the imagination.

With Katie Ward (artist)

Classroom based or online
In French and/or English

Introduction to Krump and its History

Melika DezCreated in the early 2000s, krump is noted for a technique that requires strength, power, control and self-expression that is both raw and pure. Often categorized as a dance form that appeals to so-called typically masculine characteristics, krump is a style still dominated by men. This workshop is an introduction to the history of the form and the place that women have within it.

With Valérie Chartier, alias Taminator (artist)

Classroom based workshop – online version possible under certain conditions
In French and/or English

See in New Ways, Dance in New Ways

Participants create a choreography that relies on the precision of images, states of mind and intentions, rather than on the precision of movement. The dance piece is then revised a few times in order to discover the unsuspected nooks and crannies of creativity that emerge when we take the time to look at things differently, to allow ourselves to be continually surprised.

With Georges-Nicolas Tremblay (cultural mediator)

Classroom based or online
In French and/or English

Yaliyat Cocahq: Travelling Spirit

In this encounter, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, a Quebecois and Wolastoqey (Maliseet) artist, shares her journey to reconnect with land, ancestors and spiritual sources that run through her body. Connection, community, heart and resilience nourish a physical workshop that helps awaken wandering spirits buried deep within, and to discover ways of taking care of them through dance.

With Ivanie Aubin-Malo (artist)

Dance and sharing of Native Cultures
Classroom based or online
In French and/or English



Jeanne-Renée D. Lorrain
Mediation and Audience Outreach Coordinator
514 842 0704 + 26
[email protected]