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Goulish dancers deliver "Thriller-Grams" in St. John's

From October 26-30, 2009, St. John's contemporary dancers delivered live presentations of the famous Michael Jackson "Thriller" da...

Cirque du Soleil performer succumbs to injuries

On October 17, 2009 Cirque du Soleil performer Oleksandr Zhurov (Sacha) died of injuries suffered after a fall from the Russian sw...

DSW launches new initiatives to develop Alberta choreographers

Calgary's Dancers' Studio West (DSW) is gearing its 2009/10 season towards developing choreographers with three newly envisioned p...

Husky Energy donates $1-Million to the Banff Centre

Husky Energy Inc. made a $1-million donation to the Banff Centre for the Arts. The donation will be directed to continued support…

Fluid Movement Arts Festival celebrates physical performance

Calgary’s Fluid Movement Arts Festival wrapped up its fourth year on October 25th. The week-long festival presented by Springboar…

Zata Omm Dance Projects seeks tech specialists

William Yong’s Zata Omm Dance Projects in Toronto is currently seeking up to three technological specialists for its one- to two-w…

IMPACT 09: Waterloo Region's theatre festival

The Waterloo Region of Ontario hosted a ten-day festival featuring theatre, physical theatre and dance from September 24th through…

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for newly restored The Cultch

October 15th marked the official opening of the newly restored Historic Theatre and Vancity Culture Lab studio theatre at The Cult…

New "Healthy Dancer" organization may be on horizon

Canada may soon be home to a new healthy dancer organization. Medical professionals, dance instructors and dancers came together t…

Dance Centre announces Isadora Awards recipients

Isadora Awards for Excellence in Choreography, Excellence in Performance and Excellence in Teaching were awarded to Rosario Ancer,…

La danse sur les routes du Québec announces Objectif Danse

La danse sur les routes du Québec, a network dedicated to the development of dance through the support of fourteen presenters in t…

Jay Rankin appointed Executive Director of Ballet BC

After nine seasons as managing director of Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT), Jay Rankin is resigning to join Ballet British Columbia as…

New school premises for LADMMI

Les Ateliers de danse moderne de Montréal inc. (LADMMI) is now on the path to receiving a brand new home. Montreal city council de…

Judith Marcuse wins Jacqueline Lemieux Prize

Vancouver artistic director, producer and choreographer Judith Marcuse has been awarded the 2009 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize. The pri…

Senior Artists' Research Project looking for input

The Senior Artists’ Research Project is looking for input from artists 60 years old and over from all disciplines. The research pr...

University Celebrates 100 Years of Dance

In June 2009, the University of Michigan presented “Dancing at 100: Celebrating a Century of Dance.” The five-day event included a...

Patrick Swayze Dies at Age 57

Actor, dancer and singer songwriter Patrick Swayze died on September 14, 2009 at age fifty-seven. Swayze was best known for his r…

Community-minded movement school opens in Toronto

Professional dance educator and scholar Ann-Marie Williams opened a new community-minded movement school in the Leslieville neigh…

BC artists set to rally

The dance community of Vancouver will join artists of other disciplines for a rally in protest of recent funding cuts announced by…

BC artists facing unprecedented funding cuts

When the BC provincial budget update was announced on September 1st, artists discovered that they were facing another round of cut…

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