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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

 

New award for emerging dance artists in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) recently announced the creation of a new $1100 award. The award is for existing scholarship re…

 

Two books from Western Canadian dancers

Leap, a new novel by Jodi Lundgren, is a fictional story about a fifteen-year-old girl and her relationship with dance.

Red Sky's Sandra Laronde earns honorary degree

Sandra Laronde, founder and artistic director of Red Sky Performance, has been chosen to receive an honorary degree from Trent Uni…

Dance 2 Danse Festival cancelled

Toronto’s Dance 2 Danse (D2D) Festival has been cancelled for 2011, and possibly for good. Sion Irwin-Childs, artistic director an…

 

Permutations and Combinations 

By Brittany Duggan Project 3/2/1 Dancemakers

Dancemakers’ recent mixed bill, Project 3/2/1, showcased three new works by Canadian choreographers Ame Henderson, Martin Bélanger and Antonija Livingstone.

Performing arts medicine conference in Toronto

The Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music presented "Performan...

 

Toronto dance artist featured in transit poster series

Dance artist Keiko Kitano is one of nine contemporary artists in the latest series of First Impressions. Produced by Toront…

David Rimmer wins Governor General's award

Experimental filmmaker David Rimmer is among the recipients of the 2011 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Rimmer…

 

John Hobday Arts Management Awards announced

On January 24th, the Canada Council for the Arts announced Mary-Louise Albert and Eva Cairns as the 2011 recipients of the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management.

Master Plans

Charting Canadian Dance By Megan Andrews, Brittany Duggan, Philip Szporer

Three major policy and research projects around dance are currently being rolled out across the country. The Regroupement québécois de la danse’s Master Plan, the Canadian Dance Assembly’s I Love Dance/j’aime la danse campaign and the Canada Council for the Arts Dance Office’s Mapping Dance Project all seek to achieve a better understanding of Canadian dance culture in order to describe it, protect it and promote it.

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