The Fringe – Closing the gap between THEN and NOW

The Fringe – Closing the Gap – Ctrllab


The Fringe Festival is all about people coming together in support of their friends, family, the performing arts and culture.

For our second exposition we hosted our first fundraising event in support of the arts and dance community and helped make Laberintos a reality.

Montreal Art House Ctrllab 2007 Fringe Fundraiser - Kiani Del Valle Sooyon Cho Carmen Ruiz

 Ctrllab opened it’s doors to three of Montreal’s contemporary dancers and choreographers – Sooyeon ChoCarman RuizKiani Del Valle

Supported by the super talented artist and copywriter Ed Janzen, abstract painter Philtre, and multimedia artists  Jean Sebastien Rousseau.

The event also hosted  with a special performance by Emma-Kate Guimond and Olivia Foulke 

Fringe Fundraiser at Ctrllab 2007 - Ed Janzen Emma Kate Guimond Olivia Foulke  Montreal Art House Ctrllab 2007 Fringe Fundraiser - Philtre Montreal Art House Ctrllab 2007 Fringe Fundraiser - Ed Janzen Montreal Art House Ctrllab 2007 Fringe Fundraiser - Emma Kate Guimond & Olivia Foulke Montreal Art House Ctrllab 2007 Fringe Fundraiser - Sooyen Cho


Carmen Ruiz: Part owner of Studio D 325 as well as  member of Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, which got a JUNO Nomination for best World Music album in 2016. Carmen is still choreographing and performing in Montreal and all over Canada.

Kiani Del Valle: Choreographing and performing in music videos with some of the most prominent bands such as Floating Points, Matthew Dear, and Brandt Brauer Frick. She has toured with EMIKA and CLARK round Europe, and has just performed with RY X  in Los Angeles as well as at The David Lynch Foundation for choreographer Ryan Heffington who is know for his work with SIA, Massive Attack, and Arcade Fire.

J.S. Rousseau: Still creating and researching, he is now part of one of Montreal’s leading Multimedia art companies of the PixMob.  J.S. is creating Wirelessly-controlles LED objects to transform people into pixels, crowds into display screens.

Emma Kate Guimond: A part of WIVES – a performance collective based in Montreal and Toronto, forming their own brand of outrageous feminist performances. This summer they presented their piece Feeled at OFF.T.A.

Ed Janzen – Has been writing and creating since before we even met him 🙂 He really hasn’t stopped doing what he loves.

We follow them. We support them, and hope to host them again on their journey’s to become the NOW AND THEN they always dreamed off.

Montreal Art House Ctrllab 2007 Fringe Fundraiser - Ed Janzen

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