A Look Back at International Dance Day 2022
On April 29th, the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) and the dance community gathered at the Atrium of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens to celebrate International Dance Day 2022. After two years of online-only gatherings, the atmosphere was filled with joy and hope, especially after the Québec message was relayed.
This year, the RQD invited Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli to share the Québec message, which was unveiled that evening during a video projection and shared on the RQD’s social networks. In this video directed by Kayla Jeanson, Luca delivers a unifying speech paying tribute to dance, “this art that resides in each of us, from the simplest expression of movement to more complex choreography”. He celebrates its many facets: “dance as a universal activity, dance as self-expression, and dance as a vehicle for change”.
For the first time, the RQD held a Facebook Live to allow guests to meet with the artist, who was in Norway at the time. Luca was on hand to answer questions and participate in the festivities.
The RQD also recognized its long-standing members with a gift basket full of treats to thank them for their continued involvement.