Ausgang Plaza presents
the Mouvement Project
Ausgang Plaza and Nuit blanche unveil this second edition with a series of video capsules
February 18, 2022
Ausgang Plaza and Nuit blanche announce the second edition of Mouvement, a video series showcasing the best talent in dance and beatmaking. The free webcast will premiere on February 26 during Nuit Blanche and will then be available for viewing on the Ausgang Plaza YouTube channel on February 28. This second edition of Mouvement is produced by Ausgang Plaza in the form of ten videos featuring dancers and beatmakers.
These video capsules highlights the finest artists working in the Montreal dance and beatmaking scenes.
Filmed in the fall of 2021, produced by Ausgang Plaza and directed by Jonathan Brisebois, Mouvement is a series of ten videos bringing together a variety of renowned artists and emerging talents from the Quebec dance and beatmaking community, in all their diversity. The eight videos that were part of the project’s first edition, released in the summer of 2021, can be viewed here.
For each video in the Mouvement series, a dancer (or duo of dancers) was paired with a beatmaker. The artists created a choreography to the music composed by the beatmaker. Each video explores a different dance style: Latin reggaeton, trap, popping, dancehall, contemporary dance, house, afro-pop, baile funk, hip-hop fusion and soca.
The production team at Ausgang Plaza filmed and produced the videos, designing different creative worlds that reflected the style of each artist.
On February 26, Ausgang Plaza will launch the Mouvement project as part of Nuit Blanche. Night owls will have the opportunity to enjoy the videos for free through Le Point de Vente live stream from 8 pm. to 8 am. by purchasing tickets here. The videos will be officially released on the Ausgang Plaza YouTube channel on February 28. On the same day, the musical pieces will also be listened to and downloaded for free on Bandcamp.
Malick Touré, the project’s founder and artistic director of Ausgang Plaza, describes the second edition of Mouvement as follows: “For this second opus, we wanted to push our ideas a little further by working more on the staging. It was important to us to continue and amplify the “wow” effect of the first videos. The selection of dancers and beatmakers had to exceed expectations all the more. Their contribution and that of the whole technical team has been incredible.”
Dance and beatmaking
Brenda Fernandez and RealMind – Latin reggaeton
Jigsaw and Pabst – Is An Astronaut – Trap
Steve Senga and Étienne L Lavigueur (Blazino) – Popping
Crescendo, Cherylle Shyne and SIM – Dancehall
Gerard X Reyes and Gene Tellem – danse contemporaine, House
Nubian Néné and funkywhat – House
Citron Rose, Loïc Reyel, Koudjo Oni and Dfresh Sandé – Afropop
Jade Maya, Lykx and Omayela – baile funk
Aïcha and High Klassified – Hip-hop fusion
Phopho and Sarah Bergeron – Soca
Feature image: Steve Senga – photo David TsangMore articles on music and concerts
Ausgang Plaza is a non-profit organization that promotes and produces local cultural initiatives. It operates from 6524 Saint-Hubert Street, an inclusive, unifying space located in the heart of Plaza Saint-Hubert. The site features a 4,500 square-foot multidisciplinary venue and a pop-up shop. Ausgang Plaza