Monday, February 5 6-8 PM
CCOV (175 rue Saint Catherine West. 3rd basement.
Montreal, Quebec)


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Centre de Création O Vertigo and ELAN come together to bring you the CCOV & ELAN Bilingual Schmoozer. French-speaking and English-speaking dancers artists of ALL disciplines are welcome to meet, greet, learn more about CCOV, ELAN, and each other!

Centre de Création O Vertigo is proud to bring you DANCEOKÉ! The CCOV community is passionate about dance, so of course, we’re gonna get our groove on! Danceoké is similar to karaoke: music videos featuring easy-to-follow choreographed dances will be projected on a screen for all of us to follow and dance to!

Not confident about your dance moves? Don’t worry about it. This is a fun ice-breaking activity and no one is obligated to participate, however, participation is strongly encouraged!

CCOV and ELAN community! Be sure to sign up for Minute Market! The first 10 members to contact us at will be given a minute spot to market their latest projects and/or upcoming events! Additionally, don’t forget to bring a door prize! Ideas include: tickets to your next show; a CD of your performance; or something completely different!

Early in the event, Minute Market participants will be paired up (one English-speaker and one French-speaker per pair) to discuss their new projects with one another. During the Minute Market presentation, each person will present the project of the artist they were paired with. Remember, each participant has 1 minute to speak (2 minutes per pair).

ELAN has plans for other interdisciplinary bilingual schmoozers in Montreal and is always looking for partners in the regions to help organize local schmoozers. Feel free to contact us ( if you have ideas!

460 Sainte-Catherine West
Suites 706 & 708, 917 (Quebec Relations)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
Phone: (514)-935-3312

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ELAN is an official minority language organization within a country that recognizes two languages as official. ELAN is located in Tiohtiak:ke, the original name for Montreal in Kanien’kéha, the language of the Mohawk—also known as Mooniyang, which is the Anishinaabeg name given to the city by the Algonquin. While we are based in this city, our projects have also taken place in many regions across Quebec.

We acknowledge the colonial origin of English and French in Canada, and recognize that both languages benefit from official status throughout the land. The province that we know as Quebec is an amalgamation of the traditional territories of the Innu and Inuit nations, Algonquian nations, as well as the Mohawk nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Kanien’kéha and Anishinaabeg are but two of the original languages of this province; Atikamekw, Cree, Inuktitut, and Innu-aimun are also among the many Indigenous languages spoken across Quebec as majority languages, all well before French and English.

ELAN acknowledges the important work being done by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to revive the traditional languages of these territories, and their advocacy for the official status of Indigenous languages.