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Quanz Awarded State Medal in Literature and the Arts

On February 11th, Canadian choreographer Peter Quanz will receive the State Medal in Literature and the Arts from President Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia.

 

Bolshoi Director Filin attacked

The dance world reacted in shock when a masked assailant attacked Sergei Filin, artistic director of Russia’s revered Bolshoi Ballet, near his home last month.

Quanz Awarded State Medal in Literature and the Arts

On February 11, Canadian choreographer Peter Quanz will receive the State Medal in Literature and the Arts from President Vyachesl...

 

Cirque du Soleil lays off 400 employees

Cirque du Soleil recently announced it would lay off 400 employees due to a variety of economic factors putting pressure on the us...

Round dances used in Idle No More

The ongoing Idle No More (INM) protest movement has brought flash mob round dances to streets, shopping malls and public spaces ac...

Nancy Kilgour receives Order of Canada

Nancy Kilgour, senior pedagogue at the School of Alberta Ballet, was invested into the Order of Canada in 2012 to recognize her ...

 

The Healing Power of Art

Dancer, teacher, choreographer and expressive arts therapist Kathleen Rea has just published her first book, The Healing Dance:...

 

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…

Les Grands Ballets makes history in Oman

On November 12th and 13th, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal was the first Canadian company to perform at Oman's Royal Oper...

 

Canada's first Integrated Dance Theatre Conference

On November 16th, 2012, the first Canadian Integrated Dance Theatre Conference took place near Calgary.

Aszure Barton honoured in New York

On November 16th, world-renowned choreographer Aszure Barton received the 2012 Arts and Letters Award from the Canadian Associatio…

"Together in Dance" forum hosted by Flato Markham Theatre

On October 14th, Flato Markham Theatre hosted its inaugural "Together in Dance" forum at the Markham Civic Centre, which brought t...

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,…

 

Fortier's 30 days of dancing in Paris

Montréal-based dance artist Paul-André Fortier recently wrapped up thirty days of performing his Solo 30x30 in Paris. Welco…

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…

 

I Love Dance Awards

On Sunday, October 21st, as part of the Canadian Dance Assembly’s Step in Time Conference in Ottawa, twelve awards were given out ...

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…

 

Arts patron Walter Carsen dies at 100

Described by The National Ballet of Canada as its \greatest patron\, businessman and philanthropist Walter Carsen died on October ...

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…

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