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Toronto Show Choir Does Moulin Rouge

Show Choir Canada 2014 Nationals - ESA "Splash"

Toronto’s Etobicoke School of the Arts shine big as grand champions at last year’s Show Choir Canada 2014 Nationals.


Reading Writing Dancing: Emerging Dance Critics Programme

The ballet is not a biography of Nijinsky’s life per se, nor does it unfold in chronological order. It begins with Nijinsky’s last performance on January 19, 1919, when Nijinsky danced publicly for the last time and called his performance a “Wedding with God.” By Deanne Kearney


The Three Musketeers

Alberta Ballet has never been one to shy away from new ways of “doing” ballet and this season that means sword fighting, swashbuckling and high jumps. Their production of The Three Musketeers is a Canadian premiere, created by David Nixon, artistic director of Northern Ballet in Leeds, England. By Kate Stashko


RQD Elects New President

On October 27, the dance advocacy association Regroupement Québécois de la danse (RQD) announced Harold Rhéaume, choreographer and artistic director of Le Fils d’Adrien danse, as their new president.


Writers & Readers

When little girls and boys dream about a life as a dancer they think about the costumes and the lights, the thrill and the applause, the joy of movement, the storytelling, the fantasy. What children don’t imagine are the pressures of a career on stage. By Jillian Vanstone


Canada's National Ballet School: The Creative Challenge

Canada's National Ballet School: The Creative Challenge

Mavis Staines of Canada’s National Ballet School invites students to create work outside of traditional venues in a Creative Challenge.


Dream Interpretation

With all the improbabilities of a Haruki Murakami novel, 6,3 Évanouissements leads us on a playful chase through the back door of the theatre before we arrive in our seats. Once sedentary, our perspective on the stage is reconfigured from moment to moment. By Lucy M. May


Gift Guide Picks

Enter to win a package of featured items from our 2014 Gift Guide.


Four Major Arts Awards Announced

Four significant arts organizations celebrated the accomplishments of Canadian artists by announcing major awards and prizes. The Prix Culturel Samuel de Champlain was awarded to choreographer Marie Chouinard, while Aszure Barton was awarded the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation Prize. Vancouver bestowed its Mayor’s Art Awards for 2014, with Jai Govinda winning the performance award, while Alejandro De Leon received $45,000 from the funding body CALQ (Le conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec) to create a new dance web series.