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ELIA Welcomes New Member: Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montréal
ELIA's newest member, the École de dance contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM), specializes in contemporary dance training.
EDCM is a creative and innovative school that offers the highest standards of training for emerging dancers. It has a reputation on the international scene as a centre of excellence for professional contemporary dance training. The School’s faculty, which is made up of 40 instructors, choreographers, musicians and guest teachers, has distinguished itself for its quality and expertise.
Since EDCM was founded in 1981, over 350 professional dancers have been trained, many of whom have gone on to earn national and international recognition. In tune with the evolution of the dance profession, the School includes choreographic creation and research in its education in all areas that influence dance practice. It aims to remain a laboratory that encourages experimentation with new aesthetics and artistic approaches and the integration of performing arts technologies.
As an institution, positioned as a centre of excellence in the Canadian performing arts community and recognized for their leading-edge, rigorous training, ELIA is glad to have them as part of our network.