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Sarah Lochhead

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Sarah Lochhead (BFA, MA) is the founder, Artistic and Executive Director of Simcoe Contemporary Dancers (SCD) – a not-for-profit professional dance company established in 2009 in Barrie, ON. Prior to running SCD, Sarah worked at the City of Barrie Leisure Transit and Facilities department as Recreational Programmer for Dance at Barrie’s community centres. Sarah has worked independently as an arts administrator and as a performer including with HNM Dance Company, Dance Nonce, and Menaka Thakkar Dance Company. She has trained in the modern styles of Duncan, Humphrey/Weidman, completed teacher training in Limón with Donna Krasnow, and with the Limón Company in NYC. She holds intermediate ballet certificates in RAD and Cecchetti. Her work has been acknowledged through a Top Citation award from the National Dance Educators Organization (USA) and the receipt of grants from the City of Barrie, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 

Sarah Lochhead's Work

Short Waves

By Sarah Lochhead

Harper appoints new Minister of Canadian Heritage; Important notice for dance studios and teachers; Breakin’ at UQAM [K8 Asterlund; b-girl Lynx]; Business for the Arts recognizes contribution to DJD; RWB’s history premieres on film; Recent announcements from Ballet BC [Donald Sales; Simone Orlando]; Partnerships bring artists and students together; SYTYCDC rated number one new program for fall

Short Waves

By Sarah Lochhead

Canadians elect another Conservative minority; Kay Armstrong 1921-2008; Canadian Conference of the Arts hosts regional forums; Alberta celebrates provincial Arts Day; Landmark Toronto theatre celebrates twenty-five with a new name; Recent and ongoing dialogues in the arts [Choreographic Dialogues; York University; Dissolving Boundaries vs. Storming Barricades; Performance Creation Canada; Dance Medicine and Science Symposium; Journées de la culture; Naked Goals: Identifying & Developing Your Artistic Vision; CADA-ON; Art as Witness: Art, Art Therapy and Trauma Resolution; So you think you don’t folk dance; battery opera]

Short Waves

By Sarah Lochhead

Funding for Canadian art exports slashed; Increased funding for non-Western dance forms; Genée Awards make North American debut; Dance programming among Gemini nominations; Studio 303 to launch adapted services; So You Think You Can Dance Canada premieres on CTV

Short Waves

By Sarah Lochhead

Arts funders announce integrated reporting initiative; Recent awards in dance [Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story on Stage; Portal by Peggy Baker; Harbourfront Centre for Chapel/Chapter by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; Charles Hong, Joo Hyung Kim and Sosun Sh for Choonengmu by Soojung Kwon; VIDA! by Lizt Alfonso; The Actor’s Fund of Canada; Véronique MacKenzie; Menaka Thakkar; Natasha Bakht; Robert Glumbek; Catrina von Radecki, Amber Funk Barton and Shay Kuebler, Sylvain Poirier]; Canada Council suspends International Co-Production for Dance; Place des Arts displays set by Jean-Pierre Perreault; OAC announces pilot projects and strategic plan

Short Waves

By Sarah Lochhead, Amy Bowring

Rosemary Deveson: 1921-2008 & Charlotte Norcorp: 1933-2008; Brian Macdonald receives Governor General’s Award; Tennant and Pite paired in new mentorship program; RQD’s strategic plan in full swing; Increased arts funding for BC; Ontario dedicates weekend to celebrate artists; Recipients of new arts management award announced; Bellydance conference surpasses original vision; Recent dance publications; Quick Currents

6 Degrees of Separation

The Ausdruckstanz Connection By Sarah Lochhead

From its early roots in Germany, ausdruckstanz’s influence can be found throughout Canadian theatrical dance. Here, we have made a start in tracing the a usdruckstanz connection through a network built on teacher-student relationships.

Green room

By Sarah Lochhead

Axé Capoeira

Short Waves

By Sarah Lochhead

Vancouver artist perishes in plane crash [Larisa Fayad]; George Crum 1926-2007; Studio 303 runs fall programming; Wright retires from RWB [Johnny Wright]; New semi-annual dance publication [L’École supérieure de ballet contemporain de Montréal; accents danse; Toronto Fringe considers dance component; Quick Currents [Hummingbird Centre; Alberta Ballet; Series 8:08; Geraldine Manossa; Robyn Campbell; Joyce Rosario]

Green room

By Sarah Lochhead

Manohar Performing Arts of Canada Inc

Short Waves

By Sarah Lochhead

Richard Bradshaw 1944-2007; YOU Dance launched by National Ballet and School; New Minister of Canadian Heritage; Anne Le Beau and Bill James win Jacqueline Lemieux Prizes; Bluma Appell 1921-2007; Nova Scotia arts organizations receive funding boost; New web exhibition from Dance Collection Danse; New artist-run performance venue in Peterborough; Quick Currents [Danse Danse; Dancemakers; Alyssa Stevens; Megan Nadain; Michael Slobdian]

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