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Brittany Duggan

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Brittany Duggan made the connection between dance and journalism during her first year at York University in 2005. She volunteered as The Dance Current’s first intern and soaked up years of mentorship from the many brilliant women who have graced this magazine’s masthead. Her involvement in Canada’s professional dance community drove her desire to expand her storytelling skills and she completed the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism last year. Duggan is currently a Vancouver-based freelance journalist and podcast producer.

She was The Dance Current’s Online Editor from June 2015 through December 2016, Managing Editor from 2014 through 2015, Production and Office Manager 2011 through 2013 and has been involved with the organization through various internships and as a writer since 2005.

Duggan graduated from York University’s BFA Program in Dance in 2009 and has since collaborated with a number of independent dance artists including Kate Hilliard, Susan Cash, Tracey Norman, Susan Kendal, Krista Posyniak, Jenny-Anne McCowan and Aviva Fleising. Choreographic credits include she.d (2014), a solo with cellist Kailyn Winick, works for the McMaster University Dance Company, Scienceography (2011) for Toronto’s Fringe Festival, Mayfly (2011) for The Creative Republic and mountain girl (2010). 

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Brittany Duggan's Work

 

Choreographers in the Making at RWBS

On February 14, the Professional Division of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School (RWBS) hosted the twenty-fifth anniversary of their First Steps Choreographic Competition.

Sensing the Common Good

Learning from the Toronto Country Dancers By Brittany Duggan, Kate Morris

Contra and country dancing have been practiced for centuries. We joined one group in Toronto to investigate why the social dance persists. It turns out that it is a strong community and by joining in, one immediately feels a part of it. And it’s really fun!

 

Youth Dance Awards in Ontario

Dance Ontario honours Isabella Rapino with the Jacque Foesier Youth Dance Award and seven students from Canada’s National Ballet School receive the 2015 Peter Dwyer Scholarships.

Studio Now

Extension Room By Brittany Duggan

Emerging Views

Kira Hofmann By Brittany Duggan

 

Les Prix de la danse de Montréal 2014

Carol Prieur, Benoît Lachambre and Meg Stuart awarded Les Prix de la danse de Montréal.

 

Tedd Robinson Celebrated

On November 5, the Canada Council for the Arts announced that dancer, choreographer and educator Tedd Robinson had won the 2014 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts.

 

Igor Dobrovolskiy Receives Lieutenant-Governor’s Award

In early November, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada (ABTC) announced that Artistic Director Igor Dobrovolskiy was awarded the 2014 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for High Achievement in Performing Arts, New Brunswick’s highest artistic honour.

 

Two Toronto Dance Students Receive Hnatyshyn Foundation Grants

Justin de Luna, a student in dance at the Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto and Andrew Swan Greer, a student at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre each received $10,000 grants from The Hnatyshyn Foundation to complete their studies in the 2014/2015 academic year.

Inspired!

David Nixon By Brittany Duggan

Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître invited Canadian choreographer David Nixon to remount his work The Three Musketeers on Alberta Ballet. Nixon, who was born in Chatham, Ontario, trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and danced with The National Ballet of Canada before moving abroad.

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