Centennial Theatre Director honored by her peers
Luce Couture receives Prix RIDEAU Reconnaissance 2013
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.
Luce Couture has been the director of Centennial Theatre for the last 25 years.