The 2022 Europe Festival in Montreal is over!
On Sunday May 29, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the House of Europe in Montreal had the pleasure to gather about 400 persons at Parc Jeanne-Mance to celebrate Europe and its cultures together. Accompanied by representatives of European diplomatic delegations, we had the opportunity to travel and discover European cultures without leaving Montreal.
For this edition, the House of Europe in Montreal was also pleased to host artistic performances mixing rhythms, dances and songs.
Here is an overview of the program:
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The drum troupe of the Socrates-Demosthenes school will introduce you to the art of drums and Greek percussion. This show is offered by the Socrates-Demosthenes School, founded in 1909, which is an elementary school in Montreal providing education to members of the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal.
Young violinists from the McGill Conservatory of Music’s Suzuki program will introduce you to classical, traditional melodies and European national anthems.
The Greek Folklore Troupe Syrtaki will introduce you to Greek folk dance. Troupe Syrtaki is a Hellenic dance troupe whose goal is to preserve and promote Hellenic culture through dance, music and traditional song within the Montreal community.
The Celtic Tartan trio will introduce you to traditional pieces from Ireland and the Celtic countries.
The Ethereal Tribal gypsy dance group will introduce you to a type of dance from Eastern Europe. Founded in 2007, the Ethereal Tribal troupe brings together artists who aim to explore the passion and energy of Roma dances.
Rocio Vadillo Flamenco presents typical Flamenco dances from the South of Spain. Rocio Vadillo was interested in Flamenco from an early age and today gives Flamenco dance lessons at the Studios of the Grands Ballets Canadiens and in Le Club Espagnol du Québec.
Christine Tassan trio (gypsy jazz) presents jazz compositions with a mixture of gypsy influence. From Django Reinhardt’s standards to original compositions, these musical arrangements rejuvenate and leave room for total creativity.
Throughout the Europe Festival, European diplomatic representatives were present to celebrate with us:
- Ms. Sophie Lagoutte – Consul General of France in Montreal
- Ms. Silvia Costantini – Consul General of Italy in Montreal
- Mr Michalis Gavriilidis – Consul General of Greece in Montreal
- Ms. Helga Katalin Pritz – Consul General of Hungary in Montreal
- Ms. Susanne Aschi-Glesius – Consul General of Germany in Montreal
- Ms. Delphine Micheaux Naudet – Head of the European Union Office in Montreal