Parcours Danse / 2010 Edition / Welcome Message from the Director

This time of year is always fun for us. In fact, planning Parcours Danse is like preparing for a party. The ambience must be warm, welcoming, and ideal for fostering artistic discoveries, making new professional friendships and inspiring new collaborations.

That’s why over the years we’ve watched the small group of attendees at the first editions slowly grow to almost 200 participants today. We’ve pursued this success year after year by making every effort to find new ways to present dance. In 2008, we introduced Les belles échappées to spotlight emerging choreographers, then in 2009, we highlighted Les actions culturelles. And in 2010? Videodance and creation for young audiences!

Our professional network is also growing as we establish more relationships with our colleagues across Canada. We are extremely proud to be so well connected today! For this, we would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for supporting this desire to make dance more of an influence from coast to coast. But we have another reason to celebrate this year as well! At Parcours Danse 2010, we will finally share the results of a project to completely re-evaluate the structure, mandate and activities of La danse sur les routes. We have reformulated our mission and redefined our values. La DSR has also established member categories in order to better welcome and serve the groups of people that we’ve worked with over the last 15 plus years. This work was incredibly inspiring for us and my dearest wish is that the results will help to inspire your projects in turn.

Enjoy Parcours Danse!

Paule Beaudry, General Director

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December 2010
Studios de la Place des Arts