After more than a year of social distancing required to combat the spread of COVID-19, we had no choice but to adapt in drastic ways. There is little doubt that the pandemic has had, and will continue to have, a lasting and transformative impact on us; exactly how, is still to be determined. This is why we will delve into the theme of transformation this season and explore its many facets through an artistic lens. Be it gradual or sudden, superficial or profound, once transformed – like a caterpillar to a butterfly – something new emerges and there is no going back to exactly what was before.
Each year, our students, artists, teachers and visitors reinforce how the arts can be a powerful catalyst for transformation and creative expression. In 2021/2022 we anticipate the exciting transition to a re-connected world and there is no better time to engage (or re-engage) with the arts at Place des Arts!