Marie-Josée Chartier awarded a K.M. Hunter Artists Award; Dame Ninette de Valois dies at age 102; International Dance Day April 29th; fFIDA announces 2001 line-up; Principal dancer Andrea Boardman leaves Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal; Baroque and First Nations dance share the stage in BC; Executive Director Greg Elton resigns from Alberta Ballet; Karen Kain named an Officier des arts et lettres; Max Wyman and Rex Harrington appointed to the Order of Canada; Website of the Month: The Dance Current: www.thedancecurrent.com
How can we improve the working and living conditions of independent dance artists in Canada? Thirty years ago three dance artists founded the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists to educate and advocate on behalf of dancers. How have working conditions of dancers changed since then? And what are the pressing issues that need to be addressed in the present?