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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.

 

Lucy Potts (1921-2010)

A cornerstone of Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), teacher Lucy Potts died on December 21st. Speaking four languages fluently…

 

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…

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