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Marc Boivin elected as new RQD president

By Brittany Duggan

Members of the Regroupement québecois de la danse (RQD) elected Marc Boivin as their new president on October 23rd and 24th at the association’s annual general meeting in Montréal. Boivin will replace Anik Bissonnette, RQD president since 2004, by continuing her work on the Master Plan for Professional Dance in Quebec (2011-2021), a project scheduled to be released on April 29th, 2011 – International Dance Day. A teacher, choreographer and performer, Boivin sat on the Dance Committee of the Conseil des arts de Montréal between 2005 and 2010 and is currently the chair of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault. “Now’s the time for us to come together; this is a turning point for our community. It is both an honour and a stimulating challenge to make the vision for dance in the Master Plan a reality”, remarked Boivin at a reception thanking Bissonnette for her six years of work with the RQD. Founded in 1984, the RQD’s mandate is to represent and defend the interests of dance professionals in Québec.

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