The Rendez-vous annuel des membres, a fall event that should not be missed!
The RQD’s Rendez-vous annuel des membres is just around the corner. The event will provide an opportunity to reflect on an exceptional year marked by much thoughtful discussion. Participants will also learn about the wide-ranging actions – past, present and future – taken to ensure that Quebec’s professional dance community can continue to flourish. We encourage you to mark Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 on your calendars!
Back at Circuit-Est for another edition, the Annual General Meeting on Friday afternoon will give members of the RQD team a chance to report on the progress that has been made on key issues this year. You will learn about the tremendous amount of work done by the team and the RQD’s monitoring committee over the past year to develop the new strategic plan.
Several positions on the board of directors are currently vacant: This is a great opportunity to get involved and participate in the RQD’s ongoing activities, which allow it to fight to defend your interests across the entire community. Start preparing your pitch to support your candidacy!
This year, our Saturday workshops will focus on the questions, needs and issues raised by the digital shift in the dance community, as well as the decolonization of the term “choreographic art”. The day is a crucial occasion to promote group discussion, challenge perceptions, identify potential solutions and define the RQD’s mandate.
The Rendez-vous annuel is a fall event that should not be missed! Come gather together and share your ideas so that dance can continue to grow and thrive in your personal and professional lives. This collective effort is a cornerstone of the community. We are stronger together!
Jamie Wright and Lük Fleury
Co-presidents of the RQD
SCHEDULE OF THE RENDEZ-VOUS ANNUEL
Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique | 2022, Rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal
Friday, October 25
- 1:30 p.m. | Registration
- 2 p.m. | Annual General Meeting
- 5 p.m. | 5 à 7 – 35th anniversary of the RQD
Saturday, October 26
- 9 a.m. | Reception and registration
- 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Workshop on the Digital Shift in the Dance Community
Digital technologies have brought about major transformations in the dance community. In light of the issues and opportunities identified by the community, this workshop will give us the opportunity to identify courses of action for the years ahead. To help us prepare the workshop, we invite you to complete this short questionnaire.
- 12:30 p.m. | Lunch**
- 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Workshop on the Decolonization of the Term “Choreographic Art” *
How should choreographic art be defined in 2019? How can the “Western-centric” vision upon which it is based be broadened in order to bring down the systemic barriers that continue to prevent so many dance professionals from realizing their full potential? The RQD invites you to share your perspectives on these fundamental questions. Presented in the form of a talking circle, the workshop will offer equal sharing of speaking time based on the principle of “embodied talk” developed by researcher Camille Renarhd. It will allow dance professionals to express themselves verbally and to put their thoughts, comments and wishes down on cards that the RQD will collect and review in order to guide future actions in favour of a more inclusive dance community.
New: Also find them in your Member area (Espace membre)!
- Detailed schedule
- Notice of meeting and Agenda of the AGM
- List of positions up for election
- Minutes of the 2018 AGM (in French)
- 2018-2019 Annual Report of Activities (in French)
Attention: If you have not yet renewed your membership, please do so before you register for the RDV annuel des membres.
*Information about the workshop updated on October 17, 2019.
**Deadline to register and order a lunch: Monday, October 21
This event is undertaken with the support of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.