Gateway to Québec dance [Regroupment québécois de la danse]; Valerie Wilder leaves National Ballet of Canada; New network highlights technologies and the body [Performance Technologies Network]; Debut recording by the Orchestre des Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montréal [The Queen of Spades]; Alberta Ballet announces new artistic director [Jean Grand-Maître]; Jane Marsland wins Tulloch Award for innovation in the arts; fFIDA 2002 programming announced; McMaster University hosts urban dance competition; New Chalmers Program announced; Website of the Month: Regroupement québécois de la danse: www.québecdanse.org
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?
Principal dancer and resident choreographer with The National Ballet of Canada, composer, creator and, again this summer, artistic director of the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur – an inspired meeting point of Canadian and international dance and music – Guillaume Côté describes himself as neurotic about dance.
July 3-14 juillet 2017
The pre-professional intensive is for aspiring professional dancers looking to develop their strength and artistry.