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JOAT Festival

Jack Of All Trades was created in 2014 to inspire broader artistic articulation within Montreal's popping dance community. The organization then set up JOAT Battle, inviting freedom of expression and highlighting the multidisciplinarity that this practice contains. The influence of this dance platform has quickly been felt in the local and international community. 


In 2016, JOAT lent its name to its first multidisciplinary local, national and international street dance festival, the main activities of which now take place at Place des Arts for a period of nine days every year. Through its varied programming, the festival promotes street dance and hip-hop artists as well as local diversity, while creating gatherings and exhilarating meet-ups with the international community. It offers an experience to everyone who wants to discover the different facets of street dance and complementary art forms: music, visual arts, cinema, multidisciplinary creations. The festival stands out for the fired-up battles it presents on the Esplanade de la Place des Arts and at Club Soda. We see street dancers coming together in a supercharged atmosphere of friendly confrontations and adrenaline. Hosted by an MC, propelled by a DJ and arbitrated by a jury, this battle offers a series of dance solo competitions, improvised according to strict instructions. In 2024, JOAT brings together the electrifying ingredients of these energetic evenings to create a show intended to reach audiences across the province: JOAT on tour.

Handy Yacinthe & Elie-Anne Ross

Handy “HYA” Yacinthe is an artist who plays an important role in the Canadian and international streetdance circuit. Creator, innovator and experimenter, he is above all a multidisciplinary artist who explores multiple areas of creation. Experimenter for 25 years, his career extends from creator to dancer, including work as a choreographer, short films, productions, pedagogy, mentoring, musical production, cyphers, battles, curation and the world of showbiz. Founder of the innovative and acclaimed international street dance festival Jack of All Trades; JOAT has been produced in Singapore, Taiwan, India, Vancouver, Los Angeles, United Kingdom and Japan.


Front woman of popping in Montreal, Elie-Anne Ross was introduced to the street dance community in 2006. Mentored and then self-taught, she positions herself as one of the rare women in Canada specializing in this form of dance. She has performed for several companies including Ebnflōh for whom she still dances today. Performances and battles have taken her all over the world. She continues to grow through various artistic projects, including the co-direction of the JOAT festival. She is currently preparing a solo entitled FLOW. Her goal is to expand her artistic vision through theater and cinema, as well as by getting involved in the community.

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JOAT on tour

27 novembre 2024

Rivières-du-Loup

Centre culturel Berger

JOAT on tour

26 novembre 2024

Rimouski

Salle Desjardins-Telus

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JOAT on tour

24 novembre 2024

Montmagny

Les Arts de la scène

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JOAT on tour

21 novembre 2024

Saint-Hyacinthe

Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde

19:00

JOAT on tour

21 novembre 2024

Saint-Hyacinthe

Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde

10:00

JOAT on tour

20 novembre 2024

Saint-Hyacinthe

Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde

13:15

JOAT on tour

20 novembre 2024

Saint-Hyacinthe

Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde

10:00

JOAT on tour

15 novembre 2024

Montreal

Espace le Vrai Monde

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JOAT on tour

8 novembre 2024

Montreal

Salle Pauline-Julien

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JOAT on tour

29 octobre 2024

Thetford Mines

Salle Dusseault

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JOAT on tour

26 octobre 2024

Dolbeau-Mistassini

Salle Desjardins

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JOAT on tour

24 octobre 2024

Saguenay

Diffusion Saguenay

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JOAT on tour

19 octobre 2024

Rouyn-Noranda

Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda

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JOAT on tour

16 octobre 2024

Val-d’Or

Théâtre Télébec

JOAT on tour

10 octobre 2024

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Salle Albert-Dumouchel

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JOAT on tour

27 septembre 2024

Quebec

Grand Théâtre de Québec

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JOAT on tour

25 septembre 2024

Victoriaville

Le Carré 150

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