The Ballet Society of Quebec

Vision & mission

STRUCTURE

The Ballet Society of Quebec is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the international opening of classical classical ballet in the province of Quebec. Composed of volunteers involved in the classical dance community in Quebec City, the Ballet Society of Quebec was founded by Madame Christiane Bélanger in . A dance artist, Madame Bélanger also founded the Ballet de Québec, the École du Ballet de Québec and the Centre Uriel, a broadcaster in classical ballet.

A strictly charitable organization, the Ballet Society of Quebec has made it its mission to promote the development of classical ballet in the province of Quebec and to promote it both nationally and internationally, through the pursuit of excellence. Donations cannot be used for any other cause than the development of our young talents and their promotion around the world. (According to Quebec province law on private education L.R.Q., C.E-9.1 )

The Ballet Society of Quebec also proposes to bring together all those interested to contribute to the development of classical classical ballet in Quebec as well as to the international advancement of Canadian classical ballet training institutions.

FUNDING

It may receive and administer donations, bequests or any other contributions in money, securities or real estate. It may also launch subscription campaigns to raise funds for its charitable causes.

In addition, the Company may, according to the provisions of the Civil Code of Quebec, grant a mortgage, even if open, on a universality of personal property or real estate, present or future, tangible or intangible, in accordance with section 34 of the special powers of corporations.

In the event of liquidation of the corporation, or distribution of its assets, these will be devolved to

ACTIVITIES

In addition, the Ballet Society of Quebec is also committed to promoting education and encouraging academic excellence by awarding scholarships to promote access to internationally renowned ballet schools. These measures will enable young talents who want an international career to realize their dreams.

The education of the average audience, as to its ability to appreciate classical ballet, will not be left out since the Society intends to offer presentations of works of repertoire or a high quality artistic choice.

The Ballet Society of Quebec also aims to promote classical and contemporary classical ballet education by offering master classes to the public, ballet students and dance professionals.

It also plans to promote excellence in classical and contemporary ballet classical ballet by organising competitions in which participants can be awarded prizes or scholarships according to established criteria.

HISTORY AND AIM OF THE COMPETITION

Born from the creative inspiration of Madame Christiane Bélanger, following the Ballet de Québec, École du Ballet de Québec and the Uriel Centre, the Ballet Society of Quebec, at first a directory for the Canadian dance community, at the service of dancers, quickly became an organization promoting ballet internationally. And it is precisely with this in mind that, in 2020, it will lead an international competition as well as the development of an international training program through the International Ballet Competition of Canada (CIB-IBC Canada).

Projects will also include the production of international musical works for ballet. It should be noted that these competitions will bring together young dancers who study this art as a hobby as those who wish to make it their profession.

The course of competitions will allow the public to learn more about ballet and the different teaching bodies to enrich their own methods in contact with their peers. The young dancers, for their part, will have the advantage of being placed in conditions similar to those they will encounter in the exercise of their profession and which will not fail to lead them to an overtaking and a real achievement in this beautiful profession of dancer of classical or contemporary ballet. As for the host cities, it goes without saying that such an event will not fail to allow them a high visibility both in the field of dance and in that of culture in general.

This international ballet competition, conducted in partnership with the Ballet Society of Quebec, the Ottawa Ballet Society and the Montreal Metropolitan Ballet Academy, would be held at the Théâtre de la Cité Universitaire de L’Université Laval on April 3 to 5, 2020. Several companies, schools and ballet dancers would converge there for a large gathering of followers of this art.

Although unfolding in Quebec City this event would be paired with the Montreal Metropolitan Ballet Academy and the Ottawa Ballet Society.

In addition, distinguished guests such as Les Grands ballets Canadiens, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Liliane Bimont School in Guadeloupe, Ballet Jorgen from Russia, Boston Ballet and Washington Ballet, as well as the organizers of the Danxica de Cancun competition in Mexico, are sure to ensure an incomparable international visibility for all. A gala evening will highlight the merits of the winners and the importance of everyone’s participation.

It should also be noted that this extraordinary opportunity for the city of Quebec to increase the international visibility, not only its beauty and its sports facilities, but also its commitment to the arts, with interesting outcomes for tourism and culture.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE COMPETITION

The organizers of this great competition want the competitions to take place in a spirit of participation where everyone will have the opportunity to give their best. There will, of course, be the awarding of a first prize according to well-established criteria, but the other participants will not be left behind.

In fact, a participation medal will be awarded to each participant as well as a certificate attesting not only to his participation but above all his talent and the efforts devoted to his development. This certificate will be signed by all members of the jury.

In addition, all winners will take part in a collective presentation that will close the gala on an inclusive and participatory note.