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Thesis studying CADA-ON's PSD now available

A thesis titled “The Evolution of Professional Standards for Dance in Ontario: CADA-ON and the PSD” was recently completed by danc...

Canadian artists protest BC culture cuts

In November, artists from Vancouver and across Canada continued with protests against the BC government’s decision to cut 90% of cultural funding, making it the only jurisdiction in Canada not to invest in culture.

Scotiabank Dance Centre news

Mirna Zagar, executive director of Vancouver's Scotiabank Dance Centre, was presented a medallion in recognition of her work in de...

Simcoe Contemporary Dancers finish up busy performance month

Simcoe Contemporary Dancers (SCD), which formed in June 2009, recently completed a busy performance month. On November 13th, the c...

NBS student to make Broadway debut

Liam Redhead of North Bay, Ontario, will soon make his Broadway debut as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical. Sharing t...

Contemporary circus artists eligible for Canada Council funding

Professional artists and arts organizations practicing contemporary circus arts are now eligible to apply for funding from the Can...

CDA seeks executive director

The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is currently looking for a full-time executive director. Since 2002, as a national service organ...

Dance NL founded

The creation of Dance NL, a sectoral dance association for Newfoundland and Labrador, was announced November 6th. The organization…

Ontario creates separate dance curriculum

The Ontario Ministry of Education has published a revised arts curriculum that acknowledges dance as a stand-alone subject in elem…

 

Concern with legacy inspires several remounts

Vancouver’s Andrea Gunnlaugson recently coordinated The Legacy Repertory Project to revive works not seen for at least ten years a...

Study groups and roundtables: they're talking about dance

This fall has seen a number of initiatives aimed at facilitating discussion about dance. The Toronto Dance Theatre is presenting a…

 

Recent awards in dance

From the Toronto Arts Foundation, Miriam Adams received the Rita Davies and Margo Bindhardt Cultural Leadership Award and Christopher House won...

Ukrainian dance companies collaborate on diverse show

The Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company of Edmonton, the Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Calgary and the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance …

Cas Public appoints assistant to the artistic director

Pierre Lecours has been appointed assistant to Hélène Blackburn, choreographer and artistic director of the Montréal company Cas P...

Peter Chin work travels to Southeast Asia

Following its successful cross-country Canadian tour, Tribal Crackling Wind took Peter Chin's Transmission of the Invisible

Goulish dancers deliver "Thriller-Grams" in St. John's

From October 26-30, 2009, St. John's contemporary dancers delivered live presentations of the famous Michael Jackson "Thriller" da...

Cirque du Soleil performer succumbs to injuries

On October 17, 2009 Cirque du Soleil performer Oleksandr Zhurov (Sacha) died of injuries suffered after a fall from the Russian sw...

DSW launches new initiatives to develop Alberta choreographers

Calgary's Dancers' Studio West (DSW) is gearing its 2009/10 season towards developing choreographers with three newly envisioned p...

Husky Energy donates $1-Million to the Banff Centre

Husky Energy Inc. made a $1-million donation to the Banff Centre for the Arts. The donation will be directed to continued support…

Fluid Movement Arts Festival celebrates physical performance

Calgary’s Fluid Movement Arts Festival wrapped up its fourth year on October 25th. The week-long festival presented by Springboar…

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