Staged Public Performance by Dominique Porte April 6, 7, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. La pièce sans titre (provisional title) For the spring production of the staged public performance of a new work, the Dance Department at UQAM has invited choreographer Dominique Porte, an artist renowned for her singular, audacious style. For the choreographer, the title of a piece has always been an indicator of its essence. It is one of the important keys for orienting the eye and the imagination. La pièce sans titre (provisional title) is a work that is constantly mutating. The sequences set to an intermittent rhythm reveal a piece in search of its identity, where the dancers spring to life by slipping into their own skin, or into someone else’s. Graduating Class Performance April 13, 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. The performance by the Dance Department graduating class marks the finishing touch to a three-year training program for aspiring choreographers and dancers. This annual production allows students to complete a dance project where they can demonstrate all the vivacity and fiery spirit of their generation. It promises to be a colourful evening of dance that conveys and reflects the personalities of these young dance artists. UQAM Dance Department A key element in the dance training offered by the Dance Department at UQAM is the Public Performance class of the B.A. program. It provides students with the opportunity to push beyond their limits and to mature as artists. Whether they are performing a piece designed expressly for them or a work from the repertoire of an established dance company, or are creating and producing their own dance projects, the students are guided throughout the process and encouraged to invest all their artistic potential in the work. These experiences expand their dance horizons, and the structured environment of the program helps ease their transition toward careers as dance professionals.