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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.

 

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.

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