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Paula Citron FRESH BLOOD award winners

The Paula Citron FRESH BLOOD award for 2010 has been given to Paul Charbonneau for his work A Duet For Merideth. Cha...

 

Donald Himes (1930–2011)

Donald Himes, pianist, composer, dancer, choreographer, teacher and somatic practitioner, died suddenly on January 3rd.

 

Ann Southam (1937–2010)

Composer Ann Southam died of cancer on November 25th. A summer music camp at the Banff School inspired the Winnipeg-born Southam t...

ArtsSmarts funding awarded

In September 2010, The Dance Current took a look at dance in Canadian public schools. Newfoundland and Labrador, whic...

 

Genée International Ballet Competition 2010

November 21st in London marked an annual event for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) called the Genée International Ballet Competit…

Patricia Fraser honoured with inaugural arts award

On November 18th, Patricia Fraser was named the recipient of the Robert Johnston Award for exemplary human resources practices in …

SARP releases final report

The Senior Artists Research Project (SARP) released its final report and recommendations for action, which found that senior artis…

 

New dance instruction resources from Human Kinetics

Teaching dance just got easier with two new releases from Human Kinetics, international publishers of...

New facility and scholarship for Dance Victoria

Dance Victoria recently announced the creation of The Chrystal Dance Award, a new scholarship worth $11,500 aimed at helping emerg…

DSR is honoured with National Arts Centre award

La danse sur les routes du Québec’s (DSR) mission is to share dance, and on November 7th, 2010 it was recognized for its outstandi…

Corynne Barron becomes new Mondor model

Corynne Barron, top 12 contestant in the second season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada (SYTYCDC), is the most recent face of ...

509 Collective classes to come to an end

Come December 17th Toronto’s 509 Collective will no longer be running morning technique classes.

 

Randy Joynt wins Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award

Dancer Randy Joynt is one of seven artists who received a $15,000 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award from the Canada Council for t…

 

Stacey Tookey's "Joy"

When choreographer and dancer Stacey Tookey was approached by the clothing company Sugar and Bruno to design clothes for dancers, …

Marc Boivin elected as new RQD president

Members of the Regroupement québecois de la danse (RQD) elected Marc Boivin as their new president on October 23rd and 24th at the…

 

Ron Snippe receives Dance Ontario Award

Toronto Dance Theatre's (TDT) long-time lighting designer, Roloef Peter (Ron) Snippe, has been honoured with this year's Dance Ont...

Survey shows Ontarians think art is important

Most Ontarians believe that the arts are important to the quality of life in their communities and their own personal lives. These...

Original TDT member dies

Keith Urban was known to Canadian audiences for his striking performances and Adonis-like features. Urban grew up in Chicago but c…

Arts update from BC

After British Columbia's cabinet shuffle in October, BC's Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Arts is no longer. It has been replaced...

Merce Cunningham Studio faces possible closure

Almost 4,000 people signed a petition opposing the closure of New York’s Merce Cunningham Studio and requesting a new and expanded…

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