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New Programs for Dance Teacher Training

A collaborative effort between several professional dance schools in Montréal yields a new attestation of collegial studies in dance training in one of two specializations, classical or contemporary dance.

 

Reinventing the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault announced its upcoming transformation into the Institut de la danse and the reshaping of its mission.

 

New Decidedly Jazz Dance Centre to open in 2015

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD), a company known for putting its own spin on traditional jazz values, is moving to the new twelve-storey Kahanoff Tower, which will open in Calgary in 2015.

 

Ballet Kelowna’s founding artistic director, David LaHay, departs as the season closes

Ballet Kelowna bade farewell to its founding artistic director, David LaHay, at the final performance of the 2013-2014 season.

 

Guillaume Côté to Direct FASS

Big news for Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur (FASS) with the recent announcement that, in 2015, Artistic Director Anik Bissonnette will hand over the reins of the successful summer festival to none other than National Ballet of Canada (NBoC) star Guillaume Côté.

 

Québec Dances for April 29

In honour of International Dance Day, Québec Danse invited audiences and artists to celebrate the incredible variety of dance forms and practices across the province in a wide array of classes, shows, rehearsals and exhibitions.

 

News from the National Ballet of Canada

Paper Things, the Toronto gift and stationery store that has supported the National Ballet of Canada for more than fifty years will close its doors on June 30.

 

Canadian Dancers on TV

This spring, past So You Think You Can Dance Canada winners Nicolas (Nico) Archambault and Jordan Clark return to television.

 

The Kids Are All Right

The Show Choir Canada championships featured nearly thirty glee club teams from schools across North America over the April 12 - 13 weekend.

 

A Culture Factory Spreads Dance

The Regroupement québecois de la danse has become a partner of La Fabrique culturelle, a new arts media platform that collects and features videos and photographs representing all the arts.

 

PANAMANIA Announced

On April 1, programming for the arts and culture events surrounding the 2015 PanAm/ Parapan American Games in Toronto were announced at the El Catrin restaurant in the Distillery District.

 

Training Scholarships

The School of Alberta Ballet announce a boys’ scholarship program, Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage Music Theatre Conservatory announce free jazz classes for aspirants and professionals and others in the country making training available for emerging dance artists.

 

Motion Bank: a Catalogue of Movements

Since its launch in 2010, Motion Bank has been capturing choreographic movements and transforming them into computer data made available online.

 

Su-Feh Lee and Ziyian Kwan receive BC Dance Awards

Vancouver’s The Dance Centre has announced the recipients of two awards acknowledging British Columbia choreographers.

 

Meet New NBoC ED Barry Hughson

In January, The National Ballet of Canada (NBoC) welcomed new Executive Director Barry Hughson.

 

MamaDances Comes to Toronto

The hugely successfully Montréal parent and child dance program MamaDances is finally coming to Toronto.

 

iLL Skill Squad Receives First André Gingras Award

On February 8 in The Hague, the Dutch dance collective iLL Skill Squad received the very first André Gingras Award, named after the late Canadian choreographer.

 

FTA 2014 Highlights Revealed and New Director Announced

Festival TransAmériques Artistic Director Marie-Hélène Falcon reveals details of the upcoming eighth edition taking place May 22 – June 7 in Montréal. Martin Faucher was recently named as her successor.

 

Québec Dance Films Applauded in India

Filmmaker Marie Brodeur and her company, La Compagnie de la Marie, recently visited DanzLenz in India to present a retrospective of her work and an excerpt of her upcoming documentary about dancer and historian Vincent Warren.

 

Antonijevic to retire from stage

One of the National Ballet of Canada’s most admired performers – principal dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic – has announced his retirement from the stage.

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