Workshop: Decolonizing 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 at the Rendez-vous annuel des membres, which takes place on the afternoon of October 26, 2019.
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.
«We must continue listening to one another, sharing and receiving these other perspectives on reality so that choreographic art can remain a living and organic art in society.»
Jamie Wright and Lük Fleury, Co-Presidents of the RQD
October 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.
Open to all dance professionals. Latecomers will not be admitted.