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26th Prix RIDEAU announced

This year, event coordinators welcomed nearly 1400 people to the twenty-sixth Prix RIDEAU, held in Québec from February 17th through 21st.

 

Canadian awarded Prix de Lausanne 2013

Canadian Cesar Corrales has been awarded the Prix de Lausanne 2013, an international ballet competition for dancers ages fifteen through eighteen.

 

André Gingras, 1966-2013

After having battled colon cancer for several years, dance artist André Gingras died on February 17th at age forty-six, in Breda, The Netherlands.

 

Nancy Lima Dent, 1919-2013

Pioneering modern dance choreographer Nancy Lima Dent died on February 15th, age 93, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Born in Toronto to Italian immigrant parents, Lima Dent was not allowed to study dance as a child but did study piano at the Toronto Conservatory of Music.

Carol Anderson receives Jubilee Medal

Carol Anderson has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her outstanding contributions to the Canadian dance community in a career spanning over thirty-eight years.

 

Quanz Awarded State Medal in Literature and the Arts

On February 11th, Canadian choreographer Peter Quanz will receive the State Medal in Literature and the Arts from President Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia.

 

Bolshoi Director Filin attacked

The dance world reacted in shock when a masked assailant attacked Sergei Filin, artistic director of Russia’s revered Bolshoi Ballet, near his home last month.

Quanz Awarded State Medal in Literature and the Arts

On February 11, Canadian choreographer Peter Quanz will receive the State Medal in Literature and the Arts from President Vyachesl...

 

Cirque du Soleil lays off 400 employees

Cirque du Soleil recently announced it would lay off 400 employees due to a variety of economic factors putting pressure on the us...

Round dances used in Idle No More

The ongoing Idle No More (INM) protest movement has brought flash mob round dances to streets, shopping malls and public spaces ac...

Nancy Kilgour receives Order of Canada

Nancy Kilgour, senior pedagogue at the School of Alberta Ballet, was invested into the Order of Canada in 2012 to recognize her ...

 

The Healing Power of Art

Dancer, teacher, choreographer and expressive arts therapist Kathleen Rea has just published her first book, The Healing Dance:...

 

Jeni LeGon (1916-2012)

African-American dancer, teacher and actor Jeni LeGon died on Friday, December 7th, 2012, at age ninety-six in Vancouver. Accordin…

Les Grands Ballets makes history in Oman

On November 12th and 13th, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal was the first Canadian company to perform at Oman's Royal Oper...

 

Canada's first Integrated Dance Theatre Conference

On November 16th, 2012, the first Canadian Integrated Dance Theatre Conference took place near Calgary.

Aszure Barton honoured in New York

On November 16th, world-renowned choreographer Aszure Barton received the 2012 Arts and Letters Award from the Canadian Associatio…

"Together in Dance" forum hosted by Flato Markham Theatre

On October 14th, Flato Markham Theatre hosted its inaugural "Together in Dance" forum at the Markham Civic Centre, which brought t...

CINARS press launch

On October 23rd, CINARS announced the lineup for the 15th Biennale of the International Exchange of the Performing Arts during a press conference at the Monument-National theatre in Montréal.

Government cuts close the doors on the CCA

After sixty-seven years of service, the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) announced the end of its operations on October 30th,…

 

Fortier's 30 days of dancing in Paris

Montréal-based dance artist Paul-André Fortier recently wrapped up thirty days of performing his Solo 30x30 in Paris. Welco…

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