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Ballet Folklórico Puro México / Photo by Gerardo Rico
 

#CanadaDances on International Dance Day 2017

A roundup of images and videos from the Canadian dance community on International Dance Day.

Roger Sinha / Photo by Michael Slobodian
 

Canada's International Dance Day Message 2017

Since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) has issued a message on behalf of the dance community in Canada as part of International Dance Day (IDD) on April 29. This year’s IDD Ambassador is Montréal-based dance artist and Sinha Danse Artistic Director Roger Sinha. He was invited to share his message about dance’s integral place in the lives of Canadians.

 

Moving Others

The relationship between audience engagement and attendance By Emma Doran

Most dance artists and presenters must negotiate the tension between creating work that meets their artistic goals, that is accessible to their community and that provides the fiscal support required to live as an artist and to run a company. Emma Doran speaks with artists, organizations and presenters across the country to discuss who they envision their audience, how they are seeking to reach those individuals and what constitutes meaningful engagement with them.

 

The Invisible Injury

Two dancers discuss concussions in dance and the recognition, treatment, prevention and significance of this often misunderstood brain injury By Justine Comfort

Two dancers discuss the implications of concussions and the recognition, treatment, prevention and significance of this often misunderstood brain injury.

Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava in their own work Mouthpiece / Photo by Brooke Wedlock
 

Memorable Moments, Methods and Mediums

Celebrating Canadian Dance in 2016 By Emma Kerson

Is there a work or a collection of Canadian dance works that stand out as highlights to you from 2016? Are there any themes or ways of working that stand out to you as interesting or unique? We asked this question to dancers and dance enthusiasts from around the country and this was their reply.

 

Final Accolades of 2016

Musical theatre graduates Jahlen Barnes and Arinea Hermans were awarded the 2016 Syd and Shirley Banks Prize, Vicki Adams Willis of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks was named an influential Alberta artist, Yvonne Ng received the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts and Mocean Dance won the 2016 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award for Canvas 5 x 5 by Tedd Robinson.

 

Canadian Dance Recognized At Home and Abroad

A list of Canadian artists recently recognized for their dance work.

 
Bolshoi Ballet

A Hero of Our Time

Screening | Visionnement

National
April 9 avril 2017
Ballet

 
Bolshoi Ballet

A Contemporary Evening

Screening | Visionnement

National
March 19 mars 2017
Ballet, Contemporary

 
Bolshoi Ballet

Swan Lake

Screening | Visionnement

National
February 12 février 2017
Ballet

 
Bolshoi Ballet

Sleeping Beauty

Screening | Visionnement

National
January 22 janvier 2017
Ballet

 
Bolshoi Ballet

The Nutcracker

Screening | Visionnement

National
December 11 décembre 2016
Ballet

 
Bolshoi Ballet

The Bright Stream

Screening | Visionnement

National
November 27 novembre 2016
Ballet

 
Bolshoi Ballet

The Golden Age

Screening | Visionnement

National
October 16 octobre 2016
Ballet

 

End of Season Awards

As the dance season wrapped, a range of artists were recognized for their work, performance and contribution to the community.

Taking Root with Fin de Fiesta Flamenco

Canadian company Fin de Fiesta Flamenco have made an international reputation for themselves with their energetic performances and skillful improvisations, and from July 29 through September 11 they will make twenty-two tour stops in Ontario and British Columbia.

 

Canadian Dance Goes Audio

Radio and Podcasts Take the Stage By Rachel Silver

Did you know that Canada produces a number of rich listening resources for dancers? Here are some Canadian dance audio highlights for you to tune into.

 

Lindsay Zier-Vogel Appointed Director of the Canadian Society for Dance Studies

The Canadian Society for Dance Studies announced on June 3 in an email to its members that Lindsay Zier-Vogel will replace Samantha Mehra Donaldson as director.

 

Announcing Awards

A round-up of recent Canadian dance awards.

Ottawa GreekFest Flash Mob

Get to the Greek! Summertime festivals all boast food and fun but no one hosts a dance party like this happy group of Mediterraneans at Ottawa GreekFest.

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