The program for Montreal's annual Nuit Blanche festival promises colorful and expressive resistance to the season's cold dreariness. This is the 11th 'all-nighter' of its sort. Multimedia art installations and performances are presented, for free, in all corners of the city, reachable by free shuttles...and the metro is open all night. With events spread out from Mile End to Old Port, and the Olympic Stadium to the Latin Quarter, it has as much potential to delight as it does to overwhelm, so don't try to do it all! Do get out there, though. Pick 3 things you want to do (including the one below). Events begin in the early evening and go until the wee hours of the morning.
Local 'alternative tourist bureau' the SensoriuM will be presenting Substance P + Atomic #15, "a dance that tells a story about phosphorous, through live interaction between dancers and the public." The story of phosphorus is our own story, as it moves around and through us in the form of food and compost. You can find out why Geneviève Metson (scientist, director, co-choreographer) studies it with this 15 second video. The performance will take place in Zone 6 at Place Bonaventure at 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm, and 11:30pm. Check out the facebook event and the listing on the Nuit Blanche site.
Here's a teaser video- click it and it will open and play in a new window or tab: