Valorisation de la discipline | Le 9 avril 2019

International Dance Day

Margie Gillis © Damian Siqueiros

French version 

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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