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NBoC’s Principal Character Artist Retires

The National Ballet of Canada announced on August 20th that Victoria Bertram, principal character artist for twenty-four years, has decided to retire.

Vancouver Global Dance Project and Toronto's D2D Festival

From July 26th through August 13th, Vancouver hosted the city’s first contemporary dance festival for young and emerging artists: ...

 

TRIP dance company announces closure

After twelve seasons and nineteen original works, TRIP dance company is closing its doors.

 

SFU's School for Contemporary Arts moves downtown

On August 9th the entire School for Contemporary Arts (SCA) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) moved from Burnaby Mountain to its ne...

 

Nathalie Fave appointed executive director of CDA

The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) recently appointed Nathalie Fave as its new executive director. Parisian-born Fave brings a dive...

 

Victor Quijada wins 2010 Princess Grace Award

Victor Quijada, founder of RUBBERBANDance Group, has won a 2010 Princess Grace Award. As part of this award Quijada will create a …

 

Philip Szporer awarded Jacqueline Lemieux Prize

The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced Philip Szporer as the recipient of the 2010 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize. A Montré...

Compagnie Marie Chouinard receives Arts Achievement Award

La Compagnie Marie Chouinard is the 2010 recipient of The Imperial Tobacco Canada Foundation's Arts Achievement Award. The award r...

Chan Hon Goh new director of Goh Ballet Academy

Chan Hon Goh, former principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, has been appointed the new director of Vancouver’s Goh B…

Ontario Dance Platform 2010

Community Cultural Impresarios (CCI), Ontario’s Presenting Network, recently announced its Ontario Dance Platform project, a curat…

Blackfoot dance history returned to the community

On June 21st, coinciding with National Aboriginal Day, a large piece of traditional Blackfoot (Kainai) knowledge was handed back t...

Dance Umbrella of Ontario is moving

After almost twenty years at its current west-end location, the Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) will be moving to a new office spa…

31st Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards

The 31st Annual Dora Mav0r Moore Awards were held on June 28th by the Toronto Alliance of Performing Arts (TAPA). this time

Canadian dance film short wins awards

Slip (2008), a six-minute dance film that takes place inside a women’s change room, won two awards at the Canadian Film Cen…

 

Kevin O'Day creates new work as winner of Koerner Award

Kevin O'Day is The Banff Centre's first Koerner Foundation Distinguished Guest Artist in Choreography. He was collaboratively chos...

Culture Days Festival 2010

Culture Days, a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement that aims to raise the awareness and participation of Canadians in …

Recent Awards in Dance: Édouard Lock and Helen Husak

Édouard Lock, founder of Montréal’s La La La Human Steps, and Calgary-based dancer Helen Husak are recent recipients of Canadian a…

New production centre for National Ballet of Canada

The National Ballet of Canada recently acquired a new building for its production centre, where the sets and props for the company…

LGBCM announces its "Nutcracker Market"

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal is looking to new initiatives to increase revenues. Under the direction of Executive Dir...

 

Jeanne Robinson, 1948-2010

Jeanne Robinson, writer, dancer, choreographer, lay-ordained Buddhist monk and zero-gravity dance visionary, died at Lion’s Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC, on May 30th at the age of sixty-two.

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