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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…

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…

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