The Black & Blue Festival

Posted on September 11th, 2009 by .

Call it a circuit party. Call it a rave. Call it a festival. Call it a great reason to shake your booty and visit your fave French Canadian city.

Call it what you want, but Montreal’s Black & Blue is nothing short of a social, cultural, sports and party event that lasts for a big gay week (October 7-13, 2009).
Find out who will be spinning at this year’s main event…This year’s theme

Widely recognized for its original artistic concepts, this year’s Black & Blue Festival will showcase a concept dubbed “LITE Switch.” It’s an exploration of light, created in collaboration with lighting design expert François Roupinian of Lightemotion.

The main Black & Blue Festival event will be held at Montreal’s Palais des Congrès on Sunday, October 11th. Internationally renown DJs will be spinning: Sasha, John Digweed and Dave Seaman from the UK, and Montréalers Franco Fabi and Stéfane Lippé.

Employing a diversity of light technologies and featuring a colourful number of musical genres, the main show might just “wow” the shirt off your back. It will involve some thirty dancers in a tribute to “commedia del arte” and features an original mélange of opera, ballet and house music, exploring the theme of light through fancy-dancy choreographic variation and fluorescent titillation.

I’m thinking electro-80’s meets elegant opera house.

A History Lesson

In 1991, a group of friends decided that they wanted to create a party, a big party, and invite their friends and associates to join them. The reason: to celebrate, but also to raise money for a good cause. Now 18 years later, Montreal’s Black & Blue Festival has become an international event. Check out the BBCM history section for more information.

Charitable Thinking

To date, the BBCM has donated over one million dollars to Montreal’s AIDS support organizations. These organizations provide day-to-day financial, health and social resources for people living with AIDS. The foundation also supports gay and lesbian community groups.

The Details

Black & Blue Festival
October 7-13, 2009

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