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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.

Meagan O'Shea receives K.M. Hunter Award

The K.M. Hunter Artist Award recipients were announced last week and Meagan O'Shea is this year's dance division honouree.

FTA wins Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal

The Festival TransAmériques (FTA) has won the twenty-eighth Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal for its work in increasing the visibility of contemporary theatre arts and dance worldwide.

Dance for Good

From March 12th through 28th, 2013, participants in hospitals, shelters and hospices in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia benefited from seeing and learning Bollywood jazz dance as part of the new initiative Dance for Good.

VIDF presents new Choreographic Award

The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) recently announced its inaugural Choreographic Award, which recognizes (biennially) outstanding artistic achievement in choreography.

Phase one of mapping study released

The dance section of the Canada Council for the Arts has released findings for Phase One of the Canada Dance Mapping Study.

 

Historic costume to be conserved

Dance Collection Danse (DCD) recently announced that Maud Allan’s historic Salomé costume will receive treatment from the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI).

Update in the story of Bolshoi director acid attack

The person responsible for last January’s acid attack on Bolshoi Director Sergei Filin has apparently been revealed.

BC Arts Council receives record-high budget

The BC government surprised the arts community last month when it announced a $24 million budget for the British Columbia Arts Council (BCAC) in 2013/14, a record high.

 

26th Prix RIDEAU announced

This year, event coordinators welcomed nearly 1400 people to the twenty-sixth Prix RIDEAU, held in Québec from February 17th through 21st.

 

Canadian awarded Prix de Lausanne 2013

Canadian Cesar Corrales has been awarded the Prix de Lausanne 2013, an international ballet competition for dancers ages fifteen through eighteen.

 

André Gingras, 1966-2013

After having battled colon cancer for several years, dance artist André Gingras died on February 17th at age forty-six, in Breda, The Netherlands.

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