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Merce Cunningham Dance Company announces final tour

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company announced its final international Legacy Tour, which began in Columbus, Ohio, on February 12th,…

Tap Dance Centre to open in Mississauga, ON

Talks of a new facility has tappers on their toes! Mississauga, Ontario, will welcome its new Tap Dance Centre in the summer of 2010.

Funding cuts for Alberta's artists

On February 9th, the Alberta government released its annual budget with considerable funding cuts to arts groups for the coming ye…

New contemporary dance class initiative in Calgary

The Calgary Contemporary Dance Collective, initiated by Helen Husak, Naomi Brand and Kelly McCann, is now offering drop-in contemp…

New non-partisan arts caucus forms

A newly formed non-partisan Arts Caucus met on Parliament Hill for the first time in October 2009. Its goal is to harmonize the cu…

CADA-ON and Dance Ontario announce new partnership

The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (CADA-ON) and Dance Ontario have announced their intentions to launc…

Self-employed to receive EI benefits

The Canadian government has introduced legislation that will allow self-employed individuals to opt into the federal employment into the federal employment insurance (EI) plan, a benefit that was previously only available to wage-earners and salaried workers.

 

Town hall on equity and diversity in the performing arts

Cultural Pluralism in Performing Arts Movement Ontario (CPPAMO) recently presented the town hall “Equity and Diversity in the Performing Arts.”

 

SOCAN accepts Dance Ontario's offer

The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has recently agreed to Dance Ontario’s proposed Individu...

BC Arts Council releases strategic plan

The BC Arts Council released its 2009-2013 Strategic Plan in December 2009, three months after the provincial government announced...

Nova Scotia arts organizations attend APAP

For the first time, Nova Scotia representatives were among fifteen Canadian delegates supported by the Canada Council for the Arts…

Tantoo Cardinal receives the Order of Canada

Vancouver actress Tantoo Cardinal was recently made a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours...

Older & Reckless Halifax

Halifax will soon present its own version of “Older and Reckless”, an informal performance series showcasing some of Canada’s most…

 

Father of Canadian ballet commemorated with historic plaque

Heritage Toronto commemorated Boris Volkoff, the Canadian ballet pioneer, on December 12th with the presentation of an historic pl…

Canadian dance film wins international video award

The Greater the Weight, a dance film produced and directed by Mouvement Perpétuel's Marlene Millar and Phillip Szporer and ...

 

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

In November 2009, multi-media choreographer Tammy Forsythe received the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for dance. The award, w…

 

ESBCM renames library to honour Vincent Warren

The École supérieure de ballet contemporain de Montréal (ESBCM) is renaming its library to Bibliolthèque de la danse Vincent-Warre...

 

New producing director at Dancemakers

Jeanne Holmes, former dance programmer at Harbourfront Centre, is the new producing director for Toronto’s Dancemakers and the Cen...

National Compensation Study released

A National Compensation Study conducted by the Cultural Human Resource Council (CHRC) concludes that Not-for-Profit arts organizat...

Toronto City Council approves billboard tax

A seven-year campaign to pass a tax on billboard advertisers, which would raise money for arts initiatives across the city, was su…

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