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Alan Lund

Canada's Pre-eminent Showman: The Artistry of Alan Lund

Exhibit | Exposition

Toronto National
January 17-1 juillet 2015
Mon-Fri @ 11:00-4:00 | lundi-vendredi @ 11:00-16:00 or by appointment
Musical Theatre

 

Four Major Arts Awards Announced

Four significant arts organizations celebrated the accomplishments of Canadian artists by announcing major awards and prizes. The Prix Culturel Samuel de Champlain was awarded to choreographer Marie Chouinard, while Aszure Barton was awarded the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation Prize. Vancouver bestowed its Mayor’s Art Awards for 2014, with Jai Govinda winning the performance award, while Alejandro De Leon received $45,000 from the funding body CALQ (Le conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec) to create a new dance web series.

 
Writers & Readers

Grant Strate: Generous, Spirited, Inspiring

In preparation for her profile of Canadian dance legend Grant Strate, Carol Anderson asked friends and colleagues about their memories and recollections of working with the man himself.

 
Healthy Dancer

High-Protein Snack

By Sarah Maughan

Dance and circus performance require a good balance between fuelling carbohydrates and strengthening proteins.

 

New Appointments at Ballet Kelowna and Canadian Society for Dance Studies

July marks a time of new beginnings for two prominent Canadian dance groups, with Ballet Kelowna and the Canadian Society for Dance Studies (CSDS) each announcing changes in direction.

 
Healthy Dancer

Easy-To-Digest Meal

By Sarah Maughan

To avoid experiencing gas and bloating while preparing for dancing nude, or nearly nude, eat foods that easily pass through the digestive tract.

 
Motion Studio

Out of the Audience and into the Fray

By Sarah Todd

International Dance Day was April 29. To be honest, I had never heard of it before – and that is a shame because dance (of all kinds) deserves a day of celebration.

 

Canadian Dancers on TV

This spring, past So You Think You Can Dance Canada winners Nicolas (Nico) Archambault and Jordan Clark return to television.

 
On the Ground

A Flamenco of One’s Own

By Rosanna Terracciano

A Flamenco of One’s Own: on watching Israel Galván re-invent flamenco.

 
Healthy Dancer

Apple Walnut Muffins

By Dr. Blessyl Buan, Sarah Maughan

This healthy recipe for delicious apple walnut muffins requires absolutely no butter.

What would a presenter do?

Compiled by Brittany Duggan and Kathleen Smith

We asked the question to artists and presenters across the country “How could dance presenters or curators better contribute to growing/enriching the Canadian dance milieu?” Collected here is what an articulate and brave few had to say.

 
Healthy Dancer

Conquering Jet Lag

By Dr. Millie Lytle

Melatonin is a natural hormone produced in the pineal gland of mammalian brains as part of the endocrine system. Production of melatonin is hampered by travel, irregular sleep patterns and more.

 
Healthy Dancer

Food Combining for Performance

By Dr. Millie Lytle

When and what to eat are tricky questions for many people – magnified if you’re a dancer. Rather than blindly grabbing a banana whenever you can fit it in, strategically focus on combining foods that enhance performance and recovery.

2013 Canadian Pole Fitness Championships

This video highlights third place winner in the “Pro” category, Polina.

 
Healthy Dancer

The Pros and Cons of Milk

By Dr. Millie Lytle

Though dairy cow products contain good nutrition, they are also potentially problematic.

Robson Street, Vancouver

Produced by Ottawa based Aba Atlas (Project Atlas), this video features Boom Beast and PopNTod on the streets of Vancouver.

2013 UNITY Festival

The 2013 UNITY Festival and National UNITY Day.

 
Healthy Dancer

Strength in Tradition

By Dr. Millie Lytle

Traditional medicine has a long and heterogeneous track record for legitimacy.

 

Milestone Anniversaries for Dance Schools

The Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers and Vancouver’s Goh Ballet Academy celebrate anniversaries with gala performances.

 

Retirements of OAC’s Billyann Balay and MoMo’s Pamela Boyd

Billyann Balay of the Ontario Arts Council and Pamela Boyd, founder of MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre, retire.

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