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West Coast Summer Dance 

By Kaija Pepper, Rob Kitsos Dancing on the Edge 2009  Dancing on the Edge

For dance artists in Vancouver, Dancing on the Edge is a destination.  

New Creation in the Arts Awards Announced

In May, the Imperial Tobacco Canada Foundation (ITCF) announced the winners of their inaugural New Creation in the Arts Awards. La…

 

Dancing in Solidarity, Alliance in Practice: Objectives Within Reach 

By Kevin A. Ormsby Canada Dance Festival 2009 Canada Dance Festival

The Canada Dance Festival (CDF) and the National Arts Centre were bustling once again between June 25th and 28th as the CDF hosted its annual festivities, focussing this year on “Dancing In, Through and Between Cultures towards a Space of Mutuality”.

Canada Council welcomes $25 million funding renewal

>> from Canada Council for the Arts press releaseCanada Council for the Arts welcomes today’s announcement that the Government…

 

Bodies: Concrete, Multiple and Diffuse - Part 1 

By Megan Andrews, Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté Festival TransAmériques 2009  Festival TransAmériques

For the 2009 edition of the Festival TransAmérique in Montréal, Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté and I each contributed impressions and reflections. Here’s Part 1. 

Dora Award Nominees in Dance announced

On June 3rd, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts announced this year’s nominees for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards acknowled…

TDT hosts German artists

From May 21st through 30th, Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) hosted a number of events and discussion…

Spring Forward! connects emerging arts professionals

In March, Elizabeth Chitty, Executive Director of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists’ Ontario Chapter (CADA-ON), presented the...

Reports on Canadian artists’ earnings and funding

“Artists’ earnings are well below the overall labour force average in every province.” Though this may come as no surprise, this s…

Community meetings for dance artists

Members of the dance community are finding ways to connect with one another through monthly or quarterly dance community meetings....

Silly walks to support CADA-ON

The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists Ontario Chapter (CADA-ON) is hosting The Ministry of Silly Walks Walk-A-Thon on Wednesday, …

 

A Month of Dance in Vancouver 

By Rob Kitsos, Kaija Pepper Vancouver International Dance Festival  Vancouver International Dance Festival 

“Looking back over the month-long Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF), produced by Kokoro Dance Artistic Directors Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi, my strongest memory is of having a lot of fun,” says Kaija Pepper. 

CDA reports to Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) Executive Director Shannon Litzenberger made a presentation to the all-party federal Standing Commit…

 

"From the Horse's Mouth" 

By Michael Crabb The Premiere Dance Theatre 25 years on  Tina Croll, Jamie Cunningham

Harbourfront Centre celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Premiere Dance Theatre with the first Canadian production of From the Horse’s Mouth, an adaptable, transportable, live performance documentary program concept, devised a decade ago by New York-based dance artists Tina Croll and Jamie Cunningham.

 

A New Era, Not Unlike the Old 

By Michael Crabb Banff Festival Dance  Banff Festival Dance 

Music by Jonny Greenwood might seem an unlikely candidate to accompany a dance but as it turns out the Radiohead guitarist/composer’s orchestral score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s much-acclaimed 2007 movie, “There Will Be Blood”, provided just the propulsive energy and suspenseful mood Toronto-based choreographer Robert Glumbek needed for his unsettling new work, “Prefigured Effect”.

Canada Dance Festival: The 2008 Collection 

By Bridget Cauthery Canada Dance Festival  Canada Dance Festival 

Red arrows fixed to the sidewalk led the audience from Elgin Street to the terraces atop the National Art Centre for the premiere of Ottawa-based performance artist Kenneth Emig’s site-specific work at the Canada Dance Festival 2008.

 

Remix, Mash-Up, Smash-Up, etc. 

By Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté Festival TransAmériques 2008  Festival TransAmériques

Philip Szporer and Marie Claire Forté in conversation throughout the Festival TransAmériques 2008. 

 

Ten Years On 

By Michael Crabb Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival  Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival 

The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (GCDF) celebrated its tenth birthday in style with a May 30th gala in the Ontario city’s River Run Centre.

 

A Scavenger Hunt for Dance 

By Samantha Mehra Nuit Blanche  Nuit Blanche 

The countdown has officially begun for Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s all-night contemporary art celebration beginning tonight (September 29th).  

 

Seduced by the Sound 

By Kaija Pepper “Chutzpah!” The Lisa Nemetz International Showcase of Jewish Performing Arts   Chutzpah! Festival

The Chutzpah! Festival is always a sprawling celebration of Jewish culture through dance, theatre and music that takes place annually at the Norman Rothstein Theatre in the Jewish Community Centre.  

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