Cen­ten­nial The­atre Di­rec­tor hon­ored by her peers

Luce Cou­ture re­ceives Prix RIDEAU Re­con­nais­sance 2013

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The name of the lau­re­ate for the Prix RIDEAU Re­con­nais­sance 2013 was re­vealed last evening at the Théâtre Capi­tole in Que­bec City. RIDEAU, the net­work of per­form­ing arts pre­sen­ters (Réseau in­dépen­dant des dif­fuseurs d’événe­ments artis­tiques unis) an­nounced that this year’s re­cip­i­ent is Luce Cou­ture, Di­rec­tor of Cen­ten­nial The­atre at Bishop’s Univer­sity in Sher­brooke. The an­nounce­ment was made be­fore some 300 per­form­ing arts pro­fes­sion­als gath­ered for the launch of the 26th edi­tion of Bourse RIDEAU. Luce Cou­ture will re­ceive her award on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 21 at the Capi­tole de Québec dur­ing the Soirée des prix RIDEAU, the clos­ing cer­e­monies for the 26th Bourse RIDEAU.

The RIDEAU board of direc­tors awards the “prix RIDEAU Re­con­nais­sance 2013” to Luce Cou­ture for her ex­tra­or­di­nary con­tri­bu­tion to the ad­vance­ment and ex­pan­sion in the field of per­form­ing arts pre­sen­ta­tion. Ms. Cou­ture has lead the team at Cen­ten­nial The­atre for the past 25 years. Op­er­at­ing a venue where both lin­guis­tic com­mu­ni­ties evolve, un­der her lead­er­ship, Cen­ten­nial The­atre of­fers a mul­tidis­ci­plinary pro­gram of shows specif­i­cally fo­cused on dance and mu­sic. Pro­gram­ming at the lead­ing edge in the dis­cov­ery of new mu­si­cal tal­ents, her work is also at the avant­garde in show­cas­ing new artists in the field of dance.

Con­sid­ered by her peers to be among the best pre­sen­ters in the in­dus­try, with a keen eye for rec­og­niz­ing new tal­ent, her artis­tic cu­rios­ity, her open­ness to the world and her ca­pac­ity to build bridges be­tween Que­bec and the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket, specif­i­cally Asia, Luce Cou­ture is a most de­serv­ing lau­re­ate of this recog­ni­tion by the na­tional net­work of show pre­sen­ters.

In Fe­bru­ary 2012, Ms. Cou­ture and the Cen­tre cul­turel de l’Univer­sité de Sher­brooke jointly re­ceived the “prix RIDEAU/ XMCanada Parte­nar­iat” for the Sher­brooke Danse Se­ries ( On danse à Sher­brooke). In 2011, she was rec­og­nized for her con­tri­bu­tion to the cul­tural en­rich­ment of the pop­u­la­tion of the Bor­ough of Lennnoxville with the Award for Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment in Cul­ture. In 2006, in recog­ni­tion of her ex­cel­lent and au­da­cious 2004-2005 pro­gram, she was awarded an Opus Prize by the Que­bec Coun­cil of Mu­sic.

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Luce Cou­ture has been the di­rec­tor of Cen­ten­nial The­atre for the last 25 years.

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