The art of ballet has propelled the world of dance in a variety of ways, and even though it has evolved, much of the classical training prevails. With a mesmerized public, it’s easy to understand why many young children dream of becoming professional ballet dancers. The choreographer’s vision, the costumes, the stage set, and of course, the quality of the dancers, all have an impact on the overall spectacle. It takes talent and extreme physical and mental discipline to become a recognized dancer. In this fourth episode, we discuss the hardship and beauty of ballet with professional dancer Maude Sabourin. We also have the pleasure to meet with Anik Bissonnette, one of the most accomplished ballet dancers in Québec, now Artistic Director of L’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec. Finally, we interview Marc Lalonde, General Director of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the very first professional ballet company in Québec.
Guest(s) : Anik Bissonnette, Artistic Director, École supérieure de ballet du Québec Maude Sabourin, Dancer, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and former Dancer at Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo Raphaël Bouchard, dancer Marc Lalonde, General Director, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
Proposed and hosted by Anne Janody, this is the second edition of ART Impact. Each of the six episodes features a topic relevant to the art world and includes a related specialist, artist, and organization. Showcasing our society’s evolving culture in an easy-to-follow format, the show examines the interrelated impact that each entity can have in a captivating way. Genuine, unique, and inspiring, ART Impact presents a 360° perspective on essential topics with a host who is engaging and approachable. For its second series, you can expect to see single episodes on the following themes – art fairs, opera, theatre, ballet, orchestra, and art & technology. Organizations featured include the AGAC, Opéra de Montréal, Centaur Theatre, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, l’OSM, and the SAT.
Anne is an ardent Montrealer, lover of the arts and well-travelled curious individual. Growing up in a vibrant cultural environment, she practiced dancing, drawing, and piano. Studying business at HEC, graduating with a BBA and MSc, she did a significant project on cultural nonprofits. Anne volunteers in various arts organizations including the YPC of the MMFA. To engage her creative side, she established a brand/blog (Jano Lapin) where she reveals her enthusiasm for the art world she frequents.