Wilder Espace Danse visits the dragon’s den


Built in 1918, the Wilder building, on the western side of the Quartier des spectacles, is undergoing a huge renovation to become Wilder Espace Danse Québec. The new complex, which will include two glass-walled additions, is to welcome four dance organizations in September 2016: the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Tangente, l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and l’Agora de la danse. With rehearsal and choreography studios, a production studio, a costume workshop and a 240-seat auditorium, Wilder Espace Danse will be a grand meeting point that affirms the vitality of contemporary dance in Montréal and Québec.

To finance the last stages of the renovation, the future tenants asked Canadian business leader Danièle Henkel to organize and chair a major fundraising campaign. The founding president of Danièle Henkel Enterprises is known to a wider audience for her role as a Dragon on “Dans l’oeil du dragon,” a TV show that promotes entrepreneurship in Québec.

The involvement of business leaders in cultural projects is a solid guarantee that they will be achieved. With the support of such an ally, this campaign promises to be exceptional, in the image of the project it supports.