Audience Engagement


Moving Others

The relationship between audience engagement and attendance By Emma Doran

Most dance artists and presenters must negotiate the tension between creating work that meets their artistic goals, that is accessible to their community and that provides the fiscal support required to live as an artist and to run a company. Emma Doran speaks with artists, organizations and presenters across the country to discuss how they envision their audience, how they are seeking to reach those individuals and what constitutes meaningful engagement with them.

Various Artists

What's Cooking?

Other | Autre

Edmonton AB
April 24 avril 2016
12:30 & 7:00 | 12:30 & 19:00


A Mix of Light and Shadows

Dusk Dances 2015 By Mark Mann Dusk Dances

Dance rarely draws big crowds, and when it does, people don’t usually sprint and scramble for front-row seats. But such was the case at the opening of the twenty-first annual Dusk Dances, where 600 people – and many fine dogs – rushed back and forth across Withrow Park in Toronto’s east end to catch the best possible view of all five performances in this year’s program.

Good Women Dance Collective

Good Tunes with Good Women

Fundraiser | Levée de fonds

Edmonton AB
May 22 mai 2015
8:00 | 20:00

360 Dance

CINARS: Convergence and Discovery

By Philip Szporer

The biennial CINARS (Conférence internationale des arts de la scène) is an intense meeting of minds and a don’t-miss event of magnitude. Numbers speak for themselves: this year, for its sixteenth edition, over 1500 participants (presenters, producers, agents, artists) from across the country and around the world converged on Montréal for what many consider one of the most stimulating and inspiring performing arts markets around, a place in which they could build their business.


Marvels Abound at 2014 Scotiabank BuskerFest

The streets of downtown Toronto come alive during the Scotiabank BuskerFest, August 21-24, with daredevil stunts, fire manipulations, acrobatics, aerial, magic, contortion, dance and mime, and some acts that simply defy categorization.

Dusk Dances 2014

Dusk Dances, the free outdoor festival that brings contemporary dance to public parks, is celebrating its twentieth season with six varied and illuminating events in southern Ontario and Vancouver. Fan favourite Inner City Sirens Part II by Julia Aplin will be performed at each of the six events.

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.

On the Ground

Is Toronto Ready for Hip Hop Theatre?

By Deanne Kearney

What happens when you ask a group of street dancers to dance like peanut butter? While Victoria “VicVersa” Mackenzie shouts “smooth or crunchy?”, Lee “Lethal” Pham lays down and starts munching on the most amazing imaginary sandwich he has eaten in his life. Deanne Kearney reports on Open Art Surgery by Breaking Conventions in Toronto.


The Dance Current Reader Survey Report

Shaping our Organizational Transition By Megan Andrews

A great big thank you to everyone who took our marathon survey in the fall.

"Together in Dance" forum hosted by Flato Markham Theatre

On October 14th, Flato Markham Theatre hosted its inaugural "Together in Dance" forum at the Markham Civic Centre, which brought t...

New Works invites you to #sharedance with the world

New Works, the Vancouver-based arts organization that presents dance and also provides mentorship and management to a roster of cl…

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...

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…


TUDS: Toronto Urban Dance Symposium

Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo, directors of urban dance company Gadfly, presented the first “TUDS: Toronto Urb…

School programs with the Dancers of Damelahamid

On February 1st and 2nd, the Dancers of Damelahamid, an Aboriginal dance collective from the northwest coast of British Columbia, …

Study groups and roundtables: they're talking about dance

This fall has seen a number of initiatives aimed at facilitating discussion about dance. The Toronto Dance Theatre is presenting a…

Silly walks to support CADA-ON

The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists Ontario Chapter (CADA-ON) is hosting The Ministry of Silly Walks Walk-A-Thon on Wednesday, …

Dance Ontario Community Dance Partnerships & Dance For Youth Forums

Dance Ontario has been building partnerships with communities from southern to northern Ontario. Since the fall, the provincial se…