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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…

National Ballet of Canada introduces summer intensive

For the first time, The National Ballet of Canada will host a summer dance intensive from July 4th through 15th, 2011, from 9:00am…

Ryerson offers new course for professional dancers

Continuing its efforts to help professional dancers earn university credit, Ryerson University is currently offering a new course ...

Canada Council appointments

The Canada Council for the Arts has made two appointments that will be important to the dance community. Anne Valois, former head …

 

Brian Webb announces his departure from CDF

Brian Webb, artistic director of the Canada Dance Festival (CDF), announced in January that he will be completing his tenure in Oc...

Performing arts medicine conference in Toronto

The Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music presented "Performan...

Creative Trust releases report on audience engagement

Creative Trust has released the results of its first Audience Engagement Survey Report, an initiative made possible by twenty Toro...

 

Toronto dance artist featured in transit poster series

Dance artist Keiko Kitano is one of nine contemporary artists in the latest series of First Impressions. Produced by Toront…

 

Margie Gillis receives Governor General's Award

Dancer, choreographer and teacher Margie Gillis is among six recipients of the 2011 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGP…

 

Clifford Collier (1929-2011)

Dancer and archivist Clifford Collier died in Toronto on February 21st of cancer. Collier started dancing in 1947 with B…

David Rimmer wins Governor General's award

Experimental filmmaker David Rimmer is among the recipients of the 2011 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Rimmer…

 

Shine Gala: A shining success

The Shine Fundraising Gala held by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) on February 5th, sought to shine the spotlight on NBS.

 

Glenn Gilmour (1938-2011)

Long-time National Ballet School (NBS) teacher Glenn Gilmour died on February 5th, 2011 in Toronto at the age of 72. A native of W…

 

Les Productions Figlio wins Rio Tinto Alcan Award

Les Productions Figlio is the winner of the twelfth annual Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, a $60,000 production fund. The c...

 

John Hobday Arts Management Awards announced

On January 24th, the Canada Council for the Arts announced Mary-Louise Albert and Eva Cairns as the 2011 recipients of the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management.

International choreography competition returns to Saint-Sauveur

After a six-year hiatus, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur announces the return of its international choreography competition...

 

Lois Smith (1929-2011)

Lois Smith, The National Ballet of Canada’s (NBoC) first prima ballerina, died at her home in Sechelt, BC, on January 22nd after a…

 

Ahmed Hassan (1955-2011)

Composer and musician Ahmed Hassan died on January 12th of urospesis after a lengthy struggle with multiple sclerosis. Born in Cai...

Flamenco declared World Heritage Treasure by UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized flamenco as a World Heritage Treasure. Th…

 

Susan McNaughton (1952-2010)

Dance artist and academic Susan McNaughton died on December 4th, 2010.

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