According to the Canadian Copyright Act, the copyright for a dance only exists once the dance is “fixed in writing otherwise or otherwise”. This is an understandable challenge for an ephemeral art form; moreover, who owns a copyright once it is established, and why does it matter?
Dance and social activism go hand-in-hand for Vancouver-based dance artist and producer Judith Marcuse. In June 2006, she premiered EARTH = home, the third in her series of socially conscious theatrical productions. Says Marcuse, “The first thing that has to happen if there is going to be any engagement in social change is that you feel connected to the issue or to another person. [EARTH] is about making that heart connection, or that intellectual connection, or hopefully both.”
Federal Budget increases funding to the Canada Council for the Arts; Robert Sirman appointed to head Canada Council; Recent awards in dance [Susanna Hood; Peter Chin; Katy Harris-McLeod; Kostyantyn Keshyshev; Lisa Hering; Joe Laughlin; Ron Stewart; Jai Govinda; Sandra Laronde; Menaka Thakkar]; New arts management awards announced; New director for Halifax Dance’s Young Company [Kym Butler]; Kimberley Timlock 1955-2006; Katherine Dunham 1909-2006
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?
July 3-14 juillet 2017
The pre-professional intensive is for aspiring professional dancers looking to develop their strength and artistry.