The Marius-Barbeau Documentation Center is happy to be partners with The Canadian Museum of Civilisation in its project « Marius Barbeau, a Canadian hero and his period 1883-1969 ».
We wish to acknowledge the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through Canadian Culture Online.
On that site, Heritage Canada displays a sampling from a wealth of documents relating the history of the two dance companies.
(photographe : Martin Roy) The artistic direction had planned a winter performance inspired by three themes drawn from urban and rural culture : le Carnaval de Montréal (1883), Soirée québécoise and the Chasse-Galerie. The first picture shows the magic canoe taking off. In the second one, the Devil rides along with the travelers on the canoe.
(photographe : Martin Roy) Choreographers : Theodor Vasilescu and Jean Léger Stage direction : Jean Léger The Magic Canoe, presented at the Pierre-Mercure Hall of the Pierre-Péladeau Centre, December 14 to 23 1993.