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The World’s First Indigenous Fringe Festival Opens This Summer

Joeann Argue, creator of Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival, talks about why there usually isn’t a lot of Indigenous participation in fringe festivals

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Dena Davida Inducted as a Member of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

Davida, co-founder of Tangente in Montreal, is one of this year’s 18 recipients honoured for their contribution to the arts and letters of Quebec

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Andrea Vagianos Wins Dora Ancillary Award for Outstanding Leadership in Administration

This award highlights the critical work of operational managers and directors that kept their organizations afloat during the pandemic

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Vivine Scarlett, Founder of dance Immersion, Receives the 2021 Muriel Sherrin Award

The award recognizes Scarlett’s decades contributing to the cultural life of Toronto

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An Unprecedented Win for Dance Criticism In Canada

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Canadian Teenager Wins New Prize at Prestigious Prix de Lausanne

Maya Smallwood wasn’t just the youngest choreographer among the five finalists; she was also the only North American and the only female

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Remembering Pierre-Paul Savoie, Founding Artistic Director of PPS Danse

A look back at an electric, bright and graceful career

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Dorotea Saykaly Receives the First Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award at Ballet BC

The term “emerging” is worth thinking about: Saykaly has been choreographing dancefilms and smaller works for nearly a decade.

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Made in BC Celebrates 15 Years With an Interactive Virtual History

Dancing Stories from BC is an online project preserving the ephemera of live performances

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Margaret Grenier Wins Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts

Grenier is the first Indigenous artist to be awarded the prize

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Patricia Beatty, Co-Founder of Toronto Dance Theatre, Remembered as a ‘Warrior Queen’

Collaborators and friends remember the Canadian modern dance icon

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Dancemakers, One of Toronto’s Oldest Dance Companies, Is Closing After 46 Years

Natasha Powell is the incoming artistic producer for the final season

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Rhodnie Désir Becomes the First Black Person to Win Top Prize at Les Prix de la Danse de Montréal

In addition to the $25,000 prize, her company also won the Envol award, for cultural diversity and inclusive practices in dance

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Dance Studios Are Allowed to Open, Now What?

Epidemiologist Colin Furness offers advice

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Sandra Laronde Receives the 2020 Celebration of Cultural Life Award

The award comes with a $10,000 cash prize

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Which Election Issues Are Top of Mind for BC Artists?

With the British Columbia election around the corner, artists wonder how the three political parties will address the future of the arts sector

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Dancefilms created during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Video of Tene Ward of The National Ballet of Canada trying on pointe shoes that match her skin tone goes viral

The video has been shared by Misty Copeland and Lauren Anderson

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Fall For Dance North Offers a Netflix-Style Festival

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival created a new website and has made most of the content free

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York University Students Write Open Letter to Dance Department About Issues of Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion

The letter has garnered nearly 200 signatures in less than a week

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ScotDance Canada raises $50,000 for Food Banks Canada and Kids Help Phone Canada

The Highland dance organization hosted a competitive fundraiser, shifting the focus from winning a trophy to helping a cause

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Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur to Produce Ten Dancefilms Over Two Weeks

The hefty undertaking will replace the live summer festival, in response to COVID-19

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Canada’s Drag Race Premieres During an Important Time

Brooke Lynn Hytes and Hollywood Jade weigh in on the significance of the inaugural season

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Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award Winners Announced

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held online

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