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Toronto's arts and culture scene to get $6 million boost

Toronto’s City Council has voted unanimously in favour of increasing funding for the arts by $6 million.

Christine Moynihan named new GM of STDT

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (STDT) recently announced Christine Moynihan as its new general manager as of April 8th. Moynihan, in addition to her time as an actor and producer, enters her new role with a long history of experience in arts administration.

Meagan O'Shea receives K.M. Hunter Award

The K.M. Hunter Artist Award recipients were announced last week and Meagan O'Shea is this year's dance division honouree.

FTA wins Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal

The Festival TransAmériques (FTA) has won the twenty-eighth Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal for its work in increasing the visibility of contemporary theatre arts and dance worldwide.

Dance for Good

From March 12th through 28th, 2013, participants in hospitals, shelters and hospices in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia benefited from seeing and learning Bollywood jazz dance as part of the new initiative Dance for Good.

VIDF presents new Choreographic Award

The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) recently announced its inaugural Choreographic Award, which recognizes (biennially) outstanding artistic achievement in choreography.

Phase one of mapping study released

The dance section of the Canada Council for the Arts has released findings for Phase One of the Canada Dance Mapping Study.

 

Historic costume to be conserved

Dance Collection Danse (DCD) recently announced that Maud Allan’s historic Salomé costume will receive treatment from the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI).

Update in the story of Bolshoi director acid attack

The person responsible for last January’s acid attack on Bolshoi Director Sergei Filin has apparently been revealed.

BC Arts Council receives record-high budget

The BC government surprised the arts community last month when it announced a $24 million budget for the British Columbia Arts Council (BCAC) in 2013/14, a record high.

 

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...

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