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Performing Arts of our Era: Montreal's Festival TransAmériques

An intensive course organized around the programming of the Festival TransAmériques that will provoke encounters between the arts and its practitioners. The course will expose you to national and international contemporary choreographic and theatrical creations. 

About the program

An intensive field school organized around the biggest contemporary international dance and theatre festival in North America: Festival TransAmériques. As classes take place at the festival headquarters, you will get an intimate experience of the festival and hone your vision as a maker, spectator, thinker, or a member of the arts community. You will have opportunities to see national and international contemporary choreographic and theatrical creations, hear guest speakers, artist exchanges, attend films and public lectures, round tables, and after-show events. You will go to seven performances, keep a journal, write, discuss, and analyze. You will engage with theoretical and practical notions relevant to contemporary art production such as queer, feminist, decolonial, indigenous, ecological, and market economy perspectives. You will develop tools to observe, critically reflect and write on performance and performativity, the language of the body, dramaturgy, audience participation, and aesthetics in relation to the shows you attend and their sociopolitical context.

Dates & courses

Class dates: Wednesday May 22- Thursday June 6, 2024

Class times: 14:00-17:00 unless otherwise stated, plus all scheduled obligatory performances.

Class location: Quartier Général, Festival TransAmériques; Dance Dept. Studio MB 7.255.


Course: DANC 398/1 GA (3 credits) 

Estimated cost

Concordia will charge program participants for the 3 credits of undergraduate tuition for the host and $174 for the tickets to the 6 performances in the festival. Concordia International will purchase the tickets on behalf of the participants.


Preference will be given to students who have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA, are registered in Concordia degree programs (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD) and are first-time applicants. Students who have between a 2.70 and 3.00 GPA are eligible to apply.

Application process

  • All students are eligible.
  • No minimum GPA requirements.

All students interested in applying to this program must attend an information session given by Concordia International prior to submitting an application.

Date: Monday, February 12, 2024

Time:  1:30- 2:15 pm 

Zoom meeting

Concordia Students

  • Submit the Concordia Field School Abroad Application by the application deadline of February 16, 2024. The application can be accessed through the Concordia International CSEP Mobility Portal

Your application must also include:

  • A copy of your most recent transcript (whether from Concordia or another institution). An unofficial Concordia transcript.
  • A letter of intent of 500-750 words describing why you wish to participate in the program. You should mention what strengths or contributions you think you will bring to the group.



  • Admissions decisions will be communicated by e-mail after the application deadline.
  • The courses offered on this program are subject to change based on final enrolments.


All information on this website is subject to change without notice; the program is subject to a minimum enrollment of 16 students to take place; and it may be cancelled at any time and for any reason.

Application Inquiries

Maral Abajian

Academic Inquiries

Lilia Mestre
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