November 27 to December 1st, 2023 is PARCOURS DANSE!
Introducing Eruoma Awashish, Visual Arts Creator for Parcours Danse 2023!
With Matisiwin nimiwin, the Dance of Life, a work created in the Atikamekw language, this edition of Parcours Danse “is centered around continuity, cycles, movement and evolution. As in a powwow, heartbeats bring us together”.
Eruoma Awashish is a member of the Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Nation. She grew up in the Opitciwan community. She is a mother and an artist with a deep commitment to her nation. She now lives in Pekuakami (Lac-Saint-Jean) and her studio is located in the Ilnu community of Mashteuiatsh.
Eruoma holds an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Her areas of focus include painting, art installations, performance, video, silk-screening and traditional dance.
Her artistic approach is marked by spirituality and aims to create spaces for dialogue to promote a better understanding of First Nations cultures. Decolonization of the sacred is at the heart of her practice.
Thank you Eruoma for being part of this edition of Parcours Danse!
AMAZING NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS!
The Call for Projects for inclusion in the official selection of Parcours Danse ended on February 1st. La DSR would like to thank all the artists, collectives and companies who submitted their applications. We will be assessing the numerous applications throughout the upcoming month, with the goal of announcing the recipients at the beginning of April!
SAVE THE DATE : November 27 to December 1st, 2023 is PARCOURS DANSE!
Despite the many challenges we still face, artists are back on stage and agents, companies and presenters are in discussions to plan what’s next, which we will fortunately be witnessing in person. We hope to live this next chapter in front of a large audience, at the height of Quebec talent and the means given to us to create works with strong character, in order to generate encounters between dance and communities. Above all, it is the humanity of our environment, the richness of our ecology and our teamwork that gives me the inspiration to set up our next biennial event.
Just like our diverse identities, I dream of a colorful edition, happy reunions, productive discussion forums and quality time with our family. I imagine people from here and abroad, committed, attentive and receptive to new ideas. I strongly encourage respect for oneself and one’s schedule, impromptu naps, coffee and parties, but above all, I am confident that Quebec dance will be more visible than ever in our territories, in synergy at home and around the world, for the years to come.
Already in the midst of preparations, my extraordinary colleagues, our loyal partners and I are already doing our best to make sure you experience unforgettable moments. It will not be easy, as you are a demanding bunch … but that is exactly why we always manage to create such a successful event together!
Annie-Claude Coutu Geoffroy
Director of Parcours Danse, Territorial and International Development