About the project
Intended for choreographers, dancers, dance companies and broadcasters, the web series seeks first and foremost to be an accessible resource, rich in shared experiences and advice. Straddling the line between personalized coaching and informal discussion, these conversations between choreographers and experts offer a relaxed and friendly learning format. To complete the experience, resources, written by our content partners and experts, are also accessible on the microsite. These resources delve deeper into certain themes explored in the capsule to which it is linked.
A word from Regroupement québécois de la danse
The RQD strongly supports and encourages the return of the public and dancers to performance halls. However, through this project, the RQD also wishes to enable stakeholders in the dance community to seize the opportunities offered by digital technology. This web series is an invitation to consider webcasting as a complementary outreach opportunity for artists. It does not pretend to answer all the questions surrounding an online broadcasting project. The web series aims to promote the understanding and acquisition of knowledge and know-how and to participate in the popularization of theoretical concepts surrounding this type of project. Through this web series, the RQD aims to contribute to the sharing and use of a common vocabulary in the field of online dance performance.
A need from the community
During the pandemic, artists, choreographers and broadcasters were able to adapt and react quickly to maintain the link with their audiences. Some opted for live streaming. However, these initiatives are still few and far between in dance, due to technical, logistical and legal challenges. Elsewhere, these challenges were clearly highlighted during the RQD’s spring 2020 to winter 2021 consultation sessions with several dance stakeholders. One of the main recommendations made during these consultations was to equip the dance community with the tools to develop webcasting. This webseries project responds to the desire to develop the knowledge of dance professionals in connection with webcasting, to share expertise and experiences in order to facilitate the webcasting of choreographic works.
A word from Emmalie Ruest and Stéphanie Fromentin
Video is an art form that Dans son salon has been interested in since its debut. So, it was only natural that we were excited to talk about it with all these experts. Filming this Web series was a welcome opportunity to open a dialogue with the community and explore the possibilities that arose around the issues of the work It’s Fine.
Special collaboration with
SIT Scènes Interactives Technologiques
Collaboration spéciale avec SIT
Scènes Interactives Technologiques
The conceptualization and creation of this web series were made possible thanks to the unique collaboration of SIT Studio (Scènes interactives technologiques). Throughout the scripting and production of the web series, the SIT co-founders brought their expertise and support in the structuring, writing and collection of content used in the scripting of the video vignettes as well as in the drafting of the written resources. Their important contribution to the drafting of a lexicon defining the technical terms specific to the production of webcasts is particularly noteworthy.
Thanks to partners
The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
The RQD warmly thanks its partners for their invaluable contributions.
Thanks to the choreographer-performers
Emmalie Ruest and Stéphanie Fromentin
Thanks to experts and stakeholders (in order of appearance)
Guillermo Escobar a.k.a Black fly
Thanks to the École supérieure de ballet du Québec
to have welcomed us in its premises for the shooting
Le Regroupement québécois de la danse
Romain Rabasa et Xavier Bossé
Stakeholder and content search
Armando Menicacci & Nicolas Berzi (SIT STUDIO)
William Audet (Bereskin & Parr LLP)
Eric LeBlanc (Agence Mickaël Spinnhirny)