Thanks!

Thank you to the daring, unrestrained, extravagant artists who make Phénomena what it is today!

Thanks to our team of collaborators and designers, exceptional and devoted people who put heart and soul into their work.

Thanks to our graphic designer Luc Beauchemin, faithful collaborator of the past seven years, who spends weeks working intensively with D. Kimm to bring her crazy visions to life.

Thank you to everyone who worked on the festival trailer: Guido Del Fabbro for the music and Pascal Huynh for the animation, all under the direction of the despotic D. Kimm.

Thanks to the fabulous team at Rugicomm who knows how to spread the word about us.

Thanks to Michel Fordin for his technical direction, lighting, and great respect for the artists’ needs.

Thanks to Le Devoir, our loyal media partner of the past eighteen years.

Thanks to our partners at La Sala Rossa, whose independence and solidarity have allowed us to perform miracles.

Thanks to Bell Canada, an invaluable partner who continues to believe in our audacity and the quality of our work.

Thanks to our partners for the evening Deaf performances cabaret de performances sourdes for helping us make this show become a reality: Grant for inclusive practices by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Official Languages Support Programs by Canadian Heritage, the Fondation des Sourds du Québec, the Service d’interprétation visuelle et tactile (SIVET) and UQAM.

Thanks to La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines and its artistic director Olivier Betrand for his artistic alliance.

Thanks to the marvellous Mile End Fairy, Patsy Van Roost, for the contagious enthusiasm that has made Parade Phénoménale such a triumph.

A particular thanks to the artistic, community and citizen-based organizations that heeded the call for such colourful and costume-filled adventure as the Parade Phénoménale: housing co-ops Santisouk and La Collective; the Lao Women Association of Québec; Dans la Rue; Le Centre d’art parallèle d’apprentissage; the Mile End, Yéléma and le Milieu Art-Hives; la Petite Maison de la Miséricorde; primary school Lambert-Closse; Spectrum Productions; Singa; Oasis Bellechasse; and the Ouf! Festival Off Casteliers.

Thanks to the arrondissement du Plateau-Mont-Royal pour son soutien à la Parade Phénoménale.

Thanks to the Mile End neighbourhood merchants for hosting Lucie Bazzo’s light frames, to Mile End Memories for helping us create a walking tour, and to Café Les P’tits Enfants de Félice for their generous welcome.

Thanks to our partner OUF! Festival Off Casteliers.

Thanks to our indispensable volunteers, fellow enthusiasts who experience the festival… from the inside.

Thanks to Les Filles électriques’ Board of Directors, a group of visionaries who support the Artistic Director’s creativity.

Thanks to Éditions 10/18 and to Simone Chevalot of Buvette chez Simone.

Finally, a big thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canadian Heritage, and the Bureau des Festivals for their essential support in making the festival possible.