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New home for Dance Collection Danse

Dance Collection Danse (DCD) announces move to a new home this August.

 

Alberta Update

“Alberta Arts Rebuild” and the School of Alberta Ballet names new Artistic Director.

 

FeTNA 2013

Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America held conference in Canada for first time with discussion panels, networking events, performances, forums and youth workshops.

 

Kimberley Cooper new artistic director of DJD

After twenty-nine years as artistic director of Calgary-based Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD), Vicki Adams Willis is handing over the reins to longtime company member Kimberley Cooper.

 

And the Awards Go To...

Dora Mavor Moore Awards in Toronto and Drama Desk Awards in New York celebrate excellence in dance, theatre and opera.

 

Peggy Baker Honorary Doctor of Letters at York

Renowned Canadian modern dance artist Peggy Baker recently received an honorary doctor of letters degree from York University in Toronto.

 

Nadia Potts wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The Dance Ontario Awards Committee recently announced its decision to celebrate Nadia Potts with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Milestone Anniversaries for Dance Schools

The Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers and Vancouver’s Goh Ballet Academy celebrate anniversaries with gala performances.

 

Espace Danse Québec – a new home for dance in Montréal

On May 22nd Agora de la Danse, a fixture in the Montréal dance community, announced its involvement in a twenty-five-million-dollar project, the Espace Danse Québec.

 

Retirements of OAC’s Billyann Balay and MoMo’s Pamela Boyd

Billyann Balay of the Ontario Arts Council and Pamela Boyd, founder of MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre, retire.

 

Les Grands Ballets Launches Centre for Dance Therapy

On April 23, 2013 Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal announced the creation of a National Centre for Dance Therapy.

 

Ballet Kelowna budgets for another season

Ballet Kelowna has now announced that it will continue for at least another season.

 

Accolades in BC

Award-winners Wen Wei Wang, Su-Feh Lee (pictured) and Vanessa Goodman.

 

NBoC tours R&J in the UK

After a long hiatus from touring, The National Ballet of Canada once again took to the international stage this month.

 

DUO presents the Toronto Training Calendar

The Dance Umbrella of Ontario, in partnership with the Toronto Dance Community Love-In, has released an on-going training calendar for emerging and professional dance artists.

 

Menaka Thakkar to receive Governor General’s Award

Menaka Thakkar, dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company, is among the six artists chosen as the laureates of this year’s prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.

 

Eva von Gencsy (1924-2013)

Canada lost one of its great dames of dance on April 11th.

BC Touring Council Award Recipients

The BC Touring Council gave out its annual awards last week at the Pacific Contact Conference Annual Awards Dinner in Vancouver.

Toronto's arts and culture scene to get $6 million boost

Toronto’s City Council has voted unanimously in favour of increasing funding for the arts by $6 million.

Christine Moynihan named new GM of STDT

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (STDT) recently announced Christine Moynihan as its new general manager as of April 8th. Moynihan, in addition to her time as an actor and producer, enters her new role with a long history of experience in arts administration.

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