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Dance in the Federal Budget

After the 2016 federal budget was announced March 22, headlines across major arts organizations glowed with an absolute rarity. What will the long-term effects look like?

 

Dancemakers: Between Promise and Peril

Part I: Context By Michael Trent

In April, our former editor, Kathleen Smith, commissioned Michael Trent to write about the new creation/production model at Dancemakers. Here, Trent speaks about that model, but also about the context from which it was born and the personal effects it has had. This is a three-part series.

Nancy Kilgour receives Order of Canada

Nancy Kilgour, senior pedagogue at the School of Alberta Ballet, was invested into the Order of Canada in 2012 to recognize her ...

 

Canada's first Integrated Dance Theatre Conference

On November 16th, 2012, the first Canadian Integrated Dance Theatre Conference took place near Calgary.

 

Menaka Thakkar wins Walter Carsen Prize

Indian classical dancer, choreographer and teacher Menaka Thakkar is the 2012 winner of the prestigious Walter Carsen Prize for Ex...

David Y.H. Lui (1944-2011)

Vancouver-based impresario and producer David Y.H. Lui died on September 15th, 2011. Lui had an extensive forty-year career in the…

 

Yvonne Chartrand wins Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in dance

Contemporary choreographer, dancer and Métis jigger Yvonne Chartrand won the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for dance. Chartr…

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 …

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...

 

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.

 

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…

 

Philip Szporer awarded Jacqueline Lemieux Prize

The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced Philip Szporer as the recipient of the 2010 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize. A Montré...

Blackfoot dance history returned to the community

On June 21st, coinciding with National Aboriginal Day, a large piece of traditional Blackfoot (Kainai) knowledge was handed back t...

Recent Awards in Dance: Édouard Lock and Helen Husak

Édouard Lock, founder of Montréal’s La La La Human Steps, and Calgary-based dancer Helen Husak are recent recipients of Canadian a…

Canada Council for the Arts to oversee Canada Prizes

As proposed last year in Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2009, the Government of Canada has reiterated its commitment to create the ...

Nova Scotia arts organizations attend APAP

For the first time, Nova Scotia representatives were among fifteen Canadian delegates supported by the Canada Council for the Arts…

 

Tammy Forsythe receives 2009 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for dance

In November 2009, multi-media choreographer Tammy Forsythe received the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for dance. The award, w…

Contemporary circus artists eligible for Canada Council funding

Professional artists and arts organizations practicing contemporary circus arts are now eligible to apply for funding from the Can...

Judith Marcuse wins Jacqueline Lemieux Prize

Vancouver artistic director, producer and choreographer Judith Marcuse has been awarded the 2009 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize. The pri…

Canada Council welcomes back Bernard Sauvé

In July, Bernard Sauvé returned to the Dance Section at the Canada Council for the Arts as a programs officer; he was previously a…

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