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Karen Kain receives Distinguished Artist Award from ISPA

Karen Kain, artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada, was awarded the Distinguished Artist Award from the International …

CCCO visits Thunder Bay and Guelph

Cultural Careers Council Ontario (CCCO) visited Thunder Bay on June 17th and 18th to present its latest conference: \Creating a Li...

 

Trillium Foundation awards funding to micro-finance for artists research project

The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists-Ontario Chapter (CADA-ON), has been awarded a $27,800 grant from the Ontario Trillium Found...

 

Crystal Pite wins Jacob's Pillow Dance Award

Acclaimed choreographer and performer Crystal Pite, artistic director of Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM, has been awarded the fifth annua...

 

Moze Mossanen's The Dancemakers coming on DVD

Moze Mossanen’s 1988 film series The Dancemakers will be released on DVD on June 24th. Dance Collection Danse (DCD) …

Leica Hardy receives honorary doctorate

Dance educator and choreographer Leica Hardy received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Saint Mary's University last month d...

 

CADA-ON publishes professional standards for dance, version 3

The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists-Ontario Chapter (CADA-ON) has published Version 3 of its Professional Standards for Dance (…

 

Joel Klein new Made in BC Program Director

Made in BC recently announced the appointment of Joel Klein as its new program director. The move comes at a time when the organiz…

Margie Gillis object of on-air bullying

Montréal-based dance icon Margie Gillis was the object of on-air bullying when she appeared as a guest on SunTV's "Canada Live" on...

 

Shivani Thakkar joins cast of Bombay Bollywood

Calgary-based dance artist Shivani Thakkar is joining the cast of Bellydance Superstars’ new show as a soloist and lead dancer.

NBoC’s Sonia Rodriguez honoured by Spain

Sonia Rodriguez, principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Civil Merit on May 25…

 

National Ballet of Canada update

Dancers at The National Ballet of Canada (NBoC) have been making headlines both at home and internationally this spring.

 

SCDS/SECD director Amy Bowring stepping down

Amy Bowring, founder/director of the Society of Canadian Dance Studies/La Société des études canadiennes en danse (SCDS/SECD), rec…

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada winner takes on charitable work

Since winning So You Think You Can Dance Canada (SYTYCDC) Season Two, Tara-Jean Popowich has been busy with charity work. She rec…

Ballet Jörgen's Tara Butler retires

Tara Butler, principal dancer at Ballet Jörgen Canada, has retired after sixteen years with the Toronto-based touring ballet comp…

 

New award for emerging dance artists in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) recently announced the creation of a new $1100 award. The award is for existing scholarship re…

 

Good Women hosts second "What's Cooking?" event

To celebrate International Dance Day on April 29th, Good Women Dance Collective hosted its second annual "What's Cooking?" event a...

 

Two books from Western Canadian dancers

Leap, a new novel by Jodi Lundgren, is a fictional story about a fifteen-year-old girl and her relationship with dance.

Red Sky's Sandra Laronde earns honorary degree

Sandra Laronde, founder and artistic director of Red Sky Performance, has been chosen to receive an honorary degree from Trent Uni…

Dance 2 Danse Festival cancelled

Toronto’s Dance 2 Danse (D2D) Festival has been cancelled for 2011, and possibly for good. Sion Irwin-Childs, artistic director an…

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