International Rendezvous for Young Performing Arts Professionals and Critics

May 25to June 4, 2019

A program for some twenty professionals aged 25 to 35, the International Rendezvous takes the form of an 11-day seminar. A veritable laboratory for ideas, explorations and Festival experiences, it is a rich stimulus for fruitful artistic collaborations and longlasting friendships. During this French-language seminar, young professionals from different artistic disciplines will discuss and compare various approaches to contemporary art, confronting their own, often radically different, artistic realities.

The clash of ideas along with the shared experience of attending performances are the catalysts of the Rendezvous. The 2019 delegation will bring together artists and critics from Brasil, Burkina-Faso, Canada, France, Germany, Haiti, Italy, Mexico, Quebec, Spain, Switzerland, and also Wallonia-Brussels.

Bringing together some 20 young professionals aged 25 to 35, performing artists as well as critics, the Rencontres internationales de jeunes créateurs et critiques des arts de la scène takes place over an 11-day period. Participants will engage in exchange and dialogue, expanding their thinking and their approaches to contemporary theatre and dance, confronting artistic reality, developing a critical eye and sharing their experiences and expertise with their peers.

The FTA seeks to encourage the development of emerging art forms through the circulation of ideas, the commingling of disciplines and diversity of creative contexts. The gathering is an opportunity to enrich participants’ professional practice and artistic approaches as they meet with artists and attend performances of contemporary theatre and dance from Quebec and elsewhere.

The 2019 delegation includes artists and critics from the Francophonie (France, Belgium, Quebec, Haïti and Africa) and from Germany, Spain, Italy, Latin America, Switzerland and Canada.

More details

With the support of les offices jeunesses internationaux du Québec (LOGIQ) + Pro Helvetia, Fondation Suisse pour la culture + l’office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse (OFQJ) + Goethe-Institut Montréal + ambassade d’Espagne à Ottawa + Istituto Italiano di cultura Montreal + festival Quatre chemins


Objectives

+ Encourage the development of emerging artistic practices by circulating ideas and intermingling disciplines and diverse creative contexts;

+ Enrich the professional and artistic approach of participants by discovering the work of other artists, as well as contemporary dance and theatre performances from Canada and elsewhere;

+ Stimulate contact with other artists and critics, and the sharing of ideas.


Partners

Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) + L’Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse + Goethe-Institut Montréal + Istituto Italiano di Cultura Montréal + Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture + Festival Quatre Chemins (Port-au-Prince) + Embassy of Spain in Ottawa


Festival TransAmériques

Festival TransAmériques Driven by a taste for risk and bold approaches, the Festival TransAmériques presents striking dance, theatre and performance art shows. It incorporates a multitude of aesthetics and forms, always anchored in the contemporary world. The Festival gives voice to artists of all generations whose projects not only reflect a singular, unique vision but pose a sensitive, critical yet profoundly humane gaze at the world and our era, with often unclassifiable works that strike the imagination.


Eligibility Criteria

Have good spoken French

Be between 25 and 35

At least two years’ experience as a young dance, performance art or theatre professional

Special attention will be given to candidates who have demonstrated over the course of their short careers a desire to reflect in depth about their chosen art form and to further advance that particular discipline.


Program activities

From 9 :30 a.m. to 11 :00 p.m. during 11 days

See at least 8 FTA shows

Discuss FTA shows and related topics with an emphasis on critical analysis

In-depth discussions with FTA artists

Workshops and round tables with Montreal based critics and artists

A selection of optional shows outside of the FTA’s program

The Rencontres Internationales are designed as an intensive seminar, involving a busy daily schedule, high availability and a real commitment of the candidates during their stay at the FTA.

Participants from Quebec, French Canada

REGISTRATION FEES: $ 260 / participant

Including 8 FTA shows and 11 days of activities, with a professional mediator

Not covered by the Festival :

  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Lodging (A special rate is available at universitary residences)
  • Tickets for shows not included in the Festival’s programme

Every submission requires:

  • 1 page cover letter
  • Resume
  • Photocopy of your identity card (at the photo page)

The cover letter should focus on your professionnal experience and clearly state your objectives as a potential candidate.

Submit your files at the latest on January 21 to jeanne-renee@ fta.ca.

The selection process should be done prior to February 15, 2019. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Contact
Jeanne-Renée D. Lorrain | Project Manager
514 842 0704 poste 26
jeanne-renee@ fta.ca

Québec applicants residing in the province of Québec, outside the following administrative regions: Montréal, Laval, Lanaudière, Laurentides and Montérégie, are eligible for financial support offered by Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ). They must apply through LOJIQ’ s website.

Participants from Germany
 

For all details concerning registration fees and submissions, please consult the following website www.goethe.de/montreal 

Contact
Caroline Gagnon
Coordinator of the Cultural program
514 499 0159  ext 107 / 514-499-0919
kultur@montreal.goethe.org

Participants from Belgium

Please submit your application at the latest on January 21 to jeanne-renee@ fta.ca.
I
f selected, a potential participant will have to ensure the necessary financial supports for its commitment.

We suggest you the Tremplin + program offered by the Bureau International Jeunesse in order to support international transportation: www.lebij.be
Deadline: April 1, 2019

Participants from Canadian First Nations

REGISTRATION FEES:  $ 260 / participant

Including 8 FTA shows and 11 days of activities, with a professional mediator

Not covered by the Festival :

  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Lodging (A special rate is available at universitary residences)
  • Tickets for shows not included in the Festival’s programme

Every submission requires:

  • 1 page cover letter
  • Resume
  • Photocopy of your identity card (at the photo page)

The cover letter should focus on your professionnal experience and clearly state your objectives as a potential candidate.

Submit your files at the latest on January 21 to jeanne-renee@ fta.ca.

The selection process should be done prior to February 15. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

The FTA could suggest different sources of funding available.

Contact
Jeanne-Renée D. Lorrain | Project Manager
514 842 0704 poste 26
jeanne-renee@ fta.ca

Participants from France

For all details concerning registration fees and submissions, please consult the dedicated website.

Participants from Italy
 

For all details concerning registration fees and submission for financial support, please contact the Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal.

Contact
Laura Molé
Program Coordinator
514 849 3473
laura.mole@esteri.it

Participants from Switzerland

For all details concerning registration fees and submissions, please consult the following website: www.prohelvetia.ch

Contact
Anne Maurer
French theatre Manager
+ 41 44 267 71 90
amaurer@prohelvetia.ch

Participants from South America

For all details concerning registration fees and submission for financial support, please contact:

Fetra Andri
Project Manager
418 644-2750, poste 311
fandri@lojiq.org

Testimonials from participants

“For me it was a very unique experience, learning all sorts of new things and realizing that beyond cultural differences, art takes place in a forum that challenges common references… Moreover, the city of Montreal, already recognized ’internationally for its music festivals, is certainly the most representative theatre and dance showcase in North America, and is slowly taking its place alongside the major festivals in Avignon and Edinburgh. This project will have a long-term impact in terms of my artistic development.” Cynthia Becker, Curitiba

“This project brought together a group of artists from around the world. It allowed me to establish new contacts with others in my chosen field, and also with other theatre disciplines. I was able to discuss local working conditions with young artists of my generation, to discover the shows in the FTA program, talk with both up-and-coming and veteran theatre professionals and discover the Montreal theatre milieu. I made fantastic new contacts, met interesting young artists and had incredible group experiences.” Nils Haarmann, Berlin

“The meetings with participants were incredible! I was in a state of intellectual stimulation just seeing so many shows. The Montreal theatre people that we met were very open. They really conveyed great energy and belief in their projects.” Eve-Chems De Brouwer, Paris

“Meeting so many interesting, passionate and talented people (both critics and artists) was unquestionably a positive element. And of course, the shows, even though not all of them impressed me, reflected the openness, curiosity and daring that are indicative of the FTA program.” Gilles Abel, Namur

 “This project exposed me to other approaches to theatre criticism, plunging me for one week into a provocative, stimulating context where it was possible to reflect on the performances and open up to new horizons.” Rodolfo Sacchettini, Florence