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Marc Boivin elected as new RQD president

Members of the Regroupement québecois de la danse (RQD) elected Marc Boivin as their new president on October 23rd and 24th at the…

 

Ron Snippe receives Dance Ontario Award

Toronto Dance Theatre's (TDT) long-time lighting designer, Roloef Peter (Ron) Snippe, has been honoured with this year's Dance Ont...

Survey shows Ontarians think art is important

Most Ontarians believe that the arts are important to the quality of life in their communities and their own personal lives. These...

Original TDT member dies

Keith Urban was known to Canadian audiences for his striking performances and Adonis-like features. Urban grew up in Chicago but c…

Arts update from BC

After British Columbia's cabinet shuffle in October, BC's Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Arts is no longer. It has been replaced...

Merce Cunningham Studio faces possible closure

Almost 4,000 people signed a petition opposing the closure of New York’s Merce Cunningham Studio and requesting a new and expanded…

 

Denys Drozdyuk: Canada’s new favourite dancer

Denys Drozdyuk was voted Canada’s favourite dancer for the third season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada (SYTYCDC)….

 

Cirque du Soleil reaches 8,000th performance with Mystère

On October 18th, Cirque du Soleil celebrated the 8,000th performance of what has become one of the company’s hallmark shows, My...

Ontario announces $27 million Arts Investment Fund

Not-for-profit arts organizations receiving operating grants from the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) will soon also benefit from a new…

 

Peggy Baker wins Walter Carsen Prize

The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced Peggy Baker as the recipient of the 2010 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in …

 

New book on the life and work of Lola MacLaughlin

Lola Dance – Lola MacLaughlin: A Life in Dance was launched at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver on September 30th, ...

 

TUDS: Toronto Urban Dance Symposium

Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo, directors of urban dance company Gadfly, presented the first “TUDS: Toronto Urb…

Launch of DanceNL and Road Map Project

On September 20th, Newfoundland and Labrador's newest dance sectoral organization hosted a wine and cheese event to celebrate the ...

 

Jackie Burroughs 1939 - 2010

Jackie Burroughs, the stage and screen actress and member of the Toronto dance community, died on September 22nd at age seventy-on...

UPDATE: New university credit course for dancers

Ryerson University, in partnership with the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) and The National Ballet of Canada, is offerin...

 

Canada-wide master class with Rex Harrington

On September 25th The National Ballet of Canada broadcast a nation-wide master class taught by Rex Harrington as part of Culture D…

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada nominated for four Gemini awards

The 25th annual Gemini Award nominations have been announced and So You Think You Can Dance Canada is up for four awards. The show…

 

New tap centre opens in Ontario

September 9th marks the grand opening of the Tap Dance Centre, eastern Canada’s only studio devoted solely to tap dance.

 

New dance TV show in Canada

Geneviève Guérard, former ballerina with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, has launched a new dance television program on ...

Degree credit course for professional dancers

Over the past year, the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC), The National Ballet of Canada and Ryerson University have been w...

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