International Dance Day
Come one, come all on April 29!
Some 300 young people in movement, a documentary screening, a roundtable with five exciting participants, the launch of our brand-new report, Québec’s Dance Heritage: State of Affairs, Perspectives, and Practical Advice, and a celebratory cocktail featuring a showing of the Québec Message for International Dance Day. This is what the RQD has in store for you this upcoming Monday, April 29!
2 p.m. – 300 elementary students from École Lanaudière get their groove on with help from Tangente and choreographers Ian Yaworski and Philippe Meunier in Place des Festivals
Spotlight on dance heritage in the Wilder Building
1435 Rue De Bleury – Espace Paul-André Fortier
2:30 p.m. – Ces lieux où Montréal dansait – Les universités – Screening of a RQD video
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Five perspectives on dance heritage – Roundtable moderated by Sophie Michaud (in French)
Viewing artistic wills as creative endeavours
Paul-André Fortier, choreographer and performer
Archives: a stimulating learning tool
Valérie Lessard, teacher and archivist
Reviving the solos of Louise Bédard and Lucie Grégoire
Isabelle Poirier, performer and teacher
The pleasures and challenges of managing a fonds in the dance world
André Laprise, trustee and appointed rehearsal director of the Fonds choréographique Fernand Nault
Survival and transmission of Indigenous dances
Sylvain Rivard, multidisciplinary artist
5:15 p.m. – Québec’s Dance Heritage: State of affairs, Perspectives, and Practical Advice – Launch of the RQD report
- Presentation by Gabrielle Larocque, museologist and former project leader of the RQD Heritage initiative
5:45 p.m. – Screening of the Québec Message for International Dance Day
6 p.m. -7 p.m. – Closing cocktail at the Agora-Tangente café-bar
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