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2012 - The 11th Taishin Arts AwardIMG

Final Selection

In order to select works that can complete in a world arena, the Taishin Foundation invites international professionals to join local jurors in the final selection. Jury of the perfoming and visual arts each select one winner from the finalists of each category. The entire procedure is documented by video to reveal different points of view, and the compilation is released after the announcement of the winners.

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Michel Vaïs
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Dr. Michel Vaïs is Senior Editor of the Montreal-based theatre journal Jeu, as well as a writer and translator. He is the Secretary General of the International Association of Theatre Critics since 1998. He holds degrees from Université de Montréal, McGill, and Paris 8 University, where he earned a Doctorate in Theatre Studies.

Dr. Vaïs has served as a theatre critic for a Montreal daily newspaper and as a broadcaster for CBC/Radio-Canada for 22 years. For 12 years, he has taught at McGill, Université de Montréal, and Université du Québec à Montréal.

He is the author of L’écrivain scénique and L’accompagnateur. Parcours d’un critique de théâtre, as well as the director of Dictionnaire des artistes du théâtre québécois. He is currently at work on Le théâtre au Québec: d’où il vient et ce qu’il est. (“Theatre in Quebec: Where It Comes From and What It Is”)