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Lawrence Gradus (1936-2014)

On January 7, 2014 the dance community lost revered dance artist, choreographer and educator Lawrence Gradus.

 

Mourning a pioneer

Florence Munger-Fourcaudot, founder of the École de Danse Florence Fourcaudot dance school in Saguenay, Québec has died.

 

Continuing Without a Company

A change in direction for the Trey McIntyre Project highlights the potential of a new model for dance companies in Canada and the US.

 

Saving Montréal’s Breakdancing Culture

A petition to allow bboys and girls to continue practising their urban hip hop vibes at Montréal’s Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas is now in the works.

 

Kinesiology and Dance Degree at the University of Calgary

A long-standing relationship between dance and physical education at the University of Calgary is evolving: the school is launching a new degree that combines a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Kinesiology.

 

Dancers’ Studio West to leave theatre space

Calgary’s Dancers’ Studio West (DSW) has announced that they will be moving out of their studio theatre space in the new year.

 

Dance on Camera in New York

Canadian filmmakers at this years Dance on Camera Film Festival produced by Dance Films Association and the Lincoln Centre Film Society in New York.

 

Prix de la Danse de Montréal Awards

Québec choreographers honoured at this year’s Prix de la Danse de Montréal.

 

Karen Jamieson receives 2013 Mayor’s Arts Award

On November 19th the City of Vancouver announced Karen Jamieson as one of the recipients of the prestigious 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards.

 

I Love Dance Awards

On November 19 at the Canadian Dance Assembly’s Moving Strategies conference in Vancouver, six I Love Dance Awards were handed out.

 

Crystal Pite joins Sadler's Wells

Crystal Pite named Sadler’s Wells’ sixteenth Associate Artist.

 

Farewell Louise Quick

Good-bye to Fosse dancer Louise Quick.

 

China Partnerships

Goh Ballet Academy creates partnership with Chinese dance companies.

 

RQD’s annual general assembly

Members of the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) gathered in great numbers at this year’s twenty-ninth annual general assembly on October 26 and 27.

 

Montréal Studio Seeks Choreographers

Circuit-Est inaugurates a fifth studio in Montréal to meet growing demand and accommodate new projects for the coming year.

 

Browning and Rodriguez Honoured

Figure skater Kurt Browning and his wife, National Ballet of Canada star Sonia Rodriguez were honoured by Ice Theatre of New York at their annual benefit gala and performance in New York City on October 25.

 

Claire Denis' Vers Mathilde

As part of an extensive celebration of French filmmaker Claire Denis’ work, TIFF Bell Lightbox is presenting the documentary Vers Mathilde, Denis’ idiosyncratic exploration of the creative process of acclaimed French choreographer Mathilde Monnier.

 

Dance at the movies

The ballet comes to a movie theatre near you.

 

A Celebration of Canadian Street Dance

Gadfly Awards announced.

 

Good News at Ballet BC

Ballet BC Reveals 2013 Fiscal Surplus, Renews Artistic Director’s Contract

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