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Celebrating Canada as a dance nation

On April 19th the Canadian Dance Assembly launched the I love dance / J’aime la danse campaign. The event was held at Canada’s Nat…

Gohs receive lifetime achievement award

On February 25th, Choo Chiat Goh and Lin Yee Goh, co-founders of The Goh Ballet Academy, received a Lifetime Achievement Award fro…

 

Ballet Kelowna appoints new executive director

Ballet Kelowna has appointed Meaghan Williams as its new executive director. Williams brings a strong background in arts managemen…

 

Dance Communities Across Canada Celebrate Multiple Awards of Excellence

Montréal company Bouge de là received the Prix RIDEAU Touring Award for its work L’atelier/The Studio, during the…

 

Ken Roy (1963-2012)

On January 28th, 2012, Canada lost one of its premier contemporary dancers, Ken Roy, after a year-long battle with cancer. The for...

 

Jacques Gorrissen (1945-2012)

Jacques Gorrissen, Belgian-born dancer and longtime National Ballet principal character artist died on January 20th, 2012, at the …

New Works invites you to #sharedance with the world

New Works, the Vancouver-based arts organization that presents dance and also provides mentorship and management to a roster of cl…

Jay Rankin appointed ED of Dance Umbrella of Ontario

Jay Rankin, former executive director of Ballet BC, was recently appointed as the new executive director of the Dance Umbrella of …

 

Canada loses two early RAD members

In recent months, Canada has lost two of its earliest Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) members: Dorothy Cox Scruton died on October 22nd at age 100 and Alison Sutcliffe Brigden died on December 30th at age 102.

CLC to open newly renovated dance centre

On February 14th, 2012, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) officially opens the Citadel, a newly renovated centre for contemporary …

Tune in Saturday afternoons for Evi-Dance

The Toronto-based Evi-Dance Sunday morning radio show is moving to a new spot on Saturday afternoons. As of Saturday, January 7th,…

 

Miriam Adams appointed to Order of Canada

Miriam Adams, Co-Founder/Director of Dance Collection Danse (DCD), was recently appointed to the Order of Canada for her contribut…

L.A.'s MOCA gala sparks controversy

Performance artist Marina Abramović's centre piece performance for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles' (MOCA) annual dono...

Canadian dance studies society adopts new name

The Canadian Society for Dance Studies/La Société canadienne d'études en danse (CSDS/SCDD) recently changed its name in order to b...

 

Jeanne Holmes appointed artistic producer of CDF

On December 1st, Jeanne Holmes will take her post as the new artistic producer of the Canada Dance Festival (CDF). With a backgrou...

Celebrating touring, birthdays and legacies

Ballet Jörgen Canada has been awarded the 2011 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring, ...

 

Candace Loubert (1947-2011)

Candace Loubert, co-founder of Les Ateliers de danse moderne de Montréal Inc. (LADMMI), died on October 28th, 2011. Loubert co-fou...

New book on contemporary Indian dance

Palgrave Macmillan recently published Contemporary Indian Dance: New Creative Choreography in India and the Diaspora, writt...

DCD launches new exhibit

On November 14th, Dance Collection Danse (DCD) unveiled its latest exhibit: Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970…

DTRC turns 25

Canada’s Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) is turning twenty-five years old, and the occasion is being commemorated with a ...

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