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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…

Ballet BC appoints new executive director

Ballet BC recently announced the appointment of new Executive Director Branislav Henselmann. In a statement, Artistic Director Emi...

 

Menaka Thakkar wins Walter Carsen Prize

Indian classical dancer, choreographer and teacher Menaka Thakkar is the 2012 winner of the prestigious Walter Carsen Prize for Ex...

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…

Canadians help celebrate Jacob's Pillow anniversary

This summer marks the eightieth anniversary of Jacob’s Pillow international dance festival. Every year thousands of people visit W…

 

New exhibits celebrate dance and design

The Design Exchange in Toronto recently launched two exhibits in partnership with The National Ballet of Canada, which is currentl...

 

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…

Mocean Dance announces new leadership

Halifax’s Mocean Dance has announced that its 2012/13 season will begin under the new leadership of Susanne Chui as the company’s artistic director and Sara Coffin as artistic associate.

 

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…

 

Dance awards across the country

Toronto's Nova Bhattacharya is this year's winner in the dance division of the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton award, which celebrate...

 

Rachel Browne, 1934-2012

Canadian dance icon Rachel Browne died in Ottawa on Saturday, June 9th. Founder of Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers and its accompa...

 

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…

 

Canada celebrates its first National Dance Week

On April 22nd, Canada began a celebration of its first National Dance Week, an initiative made possible by the Canadian Dance Asse...

 

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…

 

Ballet Kelowna appoints new executive director

Ballet Kelowna has appointed Meaghan Williams as its new executive director. Williams brings a strong background in arts managemen…

 

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…

 

Ken Roy (1963-2012)

On January 28th, 2012, Canada lost one of its premier contemporary dancers, Ken Roy, after a year-long battle with cancer. The for...

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