Quebec City, January 30, 2019—Dance and technology as one, circus arts and close-up pyrotechnics reaching up to 35 feet (10.5 m) in the air—here are just a few of the marvels awaiting spectators at the 2019 Carnival Parade! This concentrated dose of energy will bring the party to the streets on February 9 and 16. Thanks to performances by 400 participants representing various artistic disciplines in five electric scenes, the Parade will leave no one wanting! The Carnival team is proud to reveal Carnaval Party, an original song by Dance Laury Dance which acts as the centerpiece for the Rock’N’Glace scene of the 2019 Parade. The organization is also unveiling the roving entertainment troupes that will perform alongside the five main scenes.
Hard Rock Reinforced with Infectious Energy!
“During writing, we approached the song as a one-off performance that would not be repeated, hence the in-your-face style of the result.
We stayed true to our style and added elements of the Carnival (musical theme, some lyrics), putting the pedal to the metal—no compromise and no looking back. All the way, all along, to put it in other words. Intensity turned up to 10, epic intro, exaggerated solo, gang vocals, explosion noises, and classic hard rock-style production, mixing and mastering.
Throughout creation and recording, our headspace was filled to the brim with Mad Max, Game of Thrones, fire, explosions, chainsaws, ice, snowstorms and of course, Bonhomme Carnaval” [Translated freely]
— Dance Laury Dance
The Fun Goes On at the Campwarming Party!
At 9 p.m., just after the Parade, visitors are welcome to keep partying at Jos’ Camp Presented by Videotron. On top of the site’s regular activities (Bar Le Coureur des bois, Log Driver Camp, Axe Throwing, etc.), all participants can enjoy shows by The Lost Fingers (February 9) and Les Deuxluxes (February 16). Activities continue until 11 p.m.
400 Artists from All Disciplines!
As a reminder, creative collaborators for the Parade scenes are FLIP Fabrique; Interférences, arts et technologies; Pur FX; the Carnival Workshops and a collective featuring Dance Laury Dance under the artistic direction of Marc Gourdeau. The following troupes will complete the scenes with roving performances:
1. The Omen
Spacetime ebbs and flows between reality and imagination in the wake of deer and owls, who are seen as messengers in myths. Dreams and mystery await.
2. The Storm, or Organized Chaos
A great party whose gradient of intensity reminds one of a storm. Subtle, nimble movements underline the impressive and imposing structure of the lynx, radiating life and energy.
A striking wolf pack slinks about, leaving all in awe. Feared predators, yet protectors for their own, wolves embody duality, a pervasive theme in the ever-present fire and ice of this performance.
Polar bears are a commanding and charismatic animal, symbolizing strength and power. A solitary being, this massive creature also represents voluntary isolation, calm and relaxation. This performance runs the gamut from repose to exuberance.
Machine de Cirque et Fred Lebrasseur — Juggling and drums
“We invite visitors to a completely renewed experience, and let me tell you, it’s going to be spectacular! Everyone will find something to enjoy. Our whole team has been working—and is still working—day and night to offer performances that spectators won’t forget and that will redefine the Parade,” said Anne-Julie Vallée, director of programming and innovation for the Quebec Winter Carnival.
Our Thanks to Our Partners
We thank our major partners: Loto-Québec, Christie, the SAQ, Hydro-Québec and Videotron. We also thank Sleeman Breweries, Laurier Québec, DuProprio, Discount, Alex Coulombe ltée, St‐Hubert, Ungava Spirits Co., Solotech and the Association des chefs d’entreprise du Québec.
The Carnival also enjoys the support of Ville de Québec, Québec City Tourism, the Government of Canada through Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions and Canadian Heritage, and the Government of Québec through the Secrétariat à la Capitale‑Nationale and the ministère du Tourisme.
We thank the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Ville de Québec and the Port of Québec for hosting us on their sites. We also thank the Société des traversiers du Québec, the Réseau de transport de la Capitale, our media partners, our collaborators, our service providers and our hotel partners including Delta Quebec Hotel, Hilton Quebec Hotel, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Hotel Le Concorde Quebec and Château Laurier. Finally, we thank our many volunteers, whose implication is critical to our success.
The 65th Quebec Winter Carnival takes place from February 8 to 17, 2019.
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