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Tammy Forsythe receives 2009 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for dance

By Cindy Brett
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In November 2009, multi-media choreographer Tammy Forsythe received the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for dance. The award, worth $15,000, is one of seven bestowed annually by the Canada Council for the Arts to outstanding mid-career artists in each of the seven disciplines that the Canada Council funds. Forsythe founded her company, Tusketdance, in 1996 and in 2003 her piece, The Backtrack, won the third Prix du public at the Festival international de nouvelle danse. She is currently working on a new group work, Golpe, a co-production with Festival TransAmeriques and L’Agora de la danse, which will premiere in Montréal in May 2010. www.tusketdance.com

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