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York University celebrates Yvonne Rainer

On April 6th, York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts celebrated legendary dance and film artist Yvonne Rainer for her influential …

Censorship in Montréal: Les Ballets Africains

The March 2010 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an article on censorship in Montréal during the 1960’s touring of Les Ballets Africains.

Danny Grossman receives tribute and launches choreographic intensive

Dance Adelphi of Adelphi University's Dance Department, where former National Ballet dancer Frank Augustyn is chair, is performing...

Merce Cunningham Dance Company announces final tour

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company announced its final international Legacy Tour, which began in Columbus, Ohio, on February 12th,…

Social Dancing: Known World Dance Symposium VII

The Dec/Jan 09/10 issue of The Dance Current print magazine, features an article on social dancing by Kristin Harris Walsh, highlighting the various practices and reasons we Canadians are drawn to these fun community activities.

 

Father of Canadian ballet commemorated with historic plaque

Heritage Toronto commemorated Boris Volkoff, the Canadian ballet pioneer, on December 12th with the presentation of an historic pl…

 

ESBCM renames library to honour Vincent Warren

The École supérieure de ballet contemporain de Montréal (ESBCM) is renaming its library to Bibliolthèque de la danse Vincent-Warre...

University Celebrates 100 Years of Dance

In June 2009, the University of Michigan presented “Dancing at 100: Celebrating a Century of Dance.” The five-day event included a...

Patrick Swayze Dies at Age 57

Actor, dancer and singer songwriter Patrick Swayze died on September 14, 2009 at age fifty-seven. Swayze was best known for his r…

Le Groupe Dance Lab to close

After 43 years, one of Canada's oldest dance companies will close. The board of directors of Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa announc...

 

Merce Cunningham 1919 - 2009

Legendary dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham died July 26th at the age of 90. A definitive artist of the American avant-gar...

 

Anniversaries

Halifax’s YOung Company, which presents pre-professional dancers in modern dance concerts, celebrates its twentieth anniversar...

 

Lola MacLaughlin (1952-2009)

Vancouver-based dance artist Lola MacLaughlin died on March 6, 2009 of cancer. The well-loved choreographer was known for her gene...

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