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Jeni LeGon (1916-2012)

African-American dancer, teacher and actor Jeni LeGon died on Friday, December 7th, 2012, at age ninety-six in Vancouver. Accordin…

CINARS press launch

On October 23rd, CINARS announced the lineup for the 15th Biennale of the International Exchange of the Performing Arts during a press conference at the Monument-National theatre in Montréal.

Government cuts close the doors on the CCA

After sixty-seven years of service, the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) announced the end of its operations on October 30th,…

Randolph Academy celebrates twentieth anniversary

On October 15th Randolph Academy celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a fundraising gala in Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Con…

Inaugural Dance Awards in Toronto

On October 14th, Toronto’s Young Centre for the Performing Arts celebrated the inaugural Young Centre Dance Awards. Curated by You…

Franca biography shortlisted for Governor General's Literary Award

Author Carol Bishop-Gwyn’s The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca has been shortlisted for a 2012 Governor Gener…

Dancefilm rising

A crowded fall festival season didn’t deter Cinédanse Montréal from muscling its way into the field with a four-day run in Septemb…

Leland Windreich (1926-2012)

Leland Windreich – a rare breed of writer who established himself as an important dance historian and critic – uncovered one of Ca…

 

Dance Ontario connecting dance in the province

Dance Ontario recently wrapped up its inaugural Connecting the Dots conference at the Young Centre in Toronto’s Distillery Distric…

 

Sylvain Emard's Le Grand Continental tours three US cities

This summer Sylvain Émard’s Le Grand Continental wil…

 

Sampradaya Dance Centre celebrates official opening

On June 20th, Sampradaya Dance Creations (SDC) celebrated the official opening of its new studio and theatre space, the Sampradaya…

 

Bolshoi Ballet’s Canadian comeback

The Bolshoi Ballet made its Canadian comeback last month after a thirty-three-year hiatus. The world-renowned Russian ballet compa…

 

Youth dance conference brings Ontario dancers together

With the goal of educating students and teachers alike about the value, scope and diversity of dance in Ontario, the Pulse Ontario…

Celebrating Canada as a dance nation

On April 19th the Canadian Dance Assembly launched the I love dance / J’aime la danse campaign. The event was held at Canada’s Nat…

Gohs receive lifetime achievement award

On February 25th, Choo Chiat Goh and Lin Yee Goh, co-founders of The Goh Ballet Academy, received a Lifetime Achievement Award fro…

 

Dance Communities Across Canada Celebrate Multiple Awards of Excellence

Montréal company Bouge de là received the Prix RIDEAU Touring Award for its work L’atelier/The Studio, during the…

 

Jacques Gorrissen (1945-2012)

Jacques Gorrissen, Belgian-born dancer and longtime National Ballet principal character artist died on January 20th, 2012, at the …

New Works invites you to #sharedance with the world

New Works, the Vancouver-based arts organization that presents dance and also provides mentorship and management to a roster of cl…

Jay Rankin appointed ED of Dance Umbrella of Ontario

Jay Rankin, former executive director of Ballet BC, was recently appointed as the new executive director of the Dance Umbrella of …

CLC to open newly renovated dance centre

On February 14th, 2012, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) officially opens the Citadel, a newly renovated centre for contemporary …

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