Beloved Toronto Dance Class Collective GMD Closes After 12 Years

Dance artists and teachers reflect on the collective’s impact

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CoMotion Festival Set to Be Biggest Disability Arts Festival in North America

The festival is an opportunity to promote a different way of looking at access

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New Professional-Level School Focused on Versatility Opens in Dorval, Que.

Sonia Clarke founded École nationale de danse du Canada to grow professional training in the province beyond contemporary and ballet

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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Hires a New Director of Dance Training Programming

Alejandro Ronceria wants to honour the centre’s roots and create a space for rich collaboration

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How Yukoner Nick Robinson Is Preparing Canada’s Breaking Team for the Sport’s First Olympic Appearance

As the team’s head strength and conditioning coach, Robinson is training the dancers for the first-ever Olympic breaking competition in 2024

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CanAsian Dance Festival Celebrates 25 Years With a Virtual Multi-Week Event

The works featured in this year’s festival dissect multiple layers of Asian identity

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Bageshree Vaze Announced as Inaugural Dance Collection Danse Artist Researcher-in-Residence

Vaze’s research will highlight the history of South Asian dance in St. John’s, N.L.

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(Mostly) Made in Quebec: International Festival of Films on Art Features an Unprecedented Number of Dancefilms

Out of the 33 dancefilms in this year’s festival, 60 per cent were made in Quebec

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Living Skies Irish Dance Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day With Performances at Pubs and Retirement Communities

The Regina-based company will have live performances for the Irish holiday for the first time since 2019

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How Alberta Ballet Brought New Audiences to Dance Through Portrait Ballets

Alberta Ballet closes out its portrait ballet series with PHI, with music by David Bowie

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Making Space for Post-Pandemic Grief Through Performance

With restrictions on funerals and public gatherings, can dance provide a space of collective mourning?

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Government of Canada Launches New Fund to Support Performing Arts Workers

The $60-million fund intends to help workers in a sector that has been hit hard by the pandemic

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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s No-Review Policy Questions the Role of Art Criticism

Clayton Lee, The Rhubarb Festival’s director, said the policy challenges the industry to rethink how to archive the arts for future generations

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What Do Professional BIPOC Contemporary Dance Artists Want to See Post-Pandemic?

Four Calgary-based BIPOC dancers reveal how they envision the future, given the current challenges of creating in their industry and city

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What Do Emerging BIPOC Contemporary Dance Artists Want to See Post-Pandemic?

The creators of NAPPY Dance Collective discuss some of the issues facing BIPOC artists in Calgary

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How Vancouver Chinese Lion Dancing Teams Prepared to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2022 – Year of the Tiger

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Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble Celebrates 60 Years

The company marks its anniversary with a long-awaited event

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International Virtual Symposium Seeks to Address Racialization in the Ballet Sector

“The act of looking at a Black dancer and seeing them for who they are and not using their external appearance to facilitate a narrative that we’ve all seen as stereotypes, that act can have a great ripple effect,” said Livona Ellis of Ballet BC

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As Manitoba Vouches for Its Omicron Hands-Off Approach, Dance Studios Are Left With Hard Choices

The responsibility placed on owners to make public health-related decisions without adequate guidance has been tough, said Maria Rawluk, co-owner of Drop in Dance Winnipeg

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New dance Immersion Documentary Highlights the Benefit of Centring History in Dance Education

“It's important for all dance forms to talk about the history and the whys and not just do it,” said Suzan Richards, owner of The Cultural Arts Studio in Ottawa

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Bringing Hip Hop to Marsoui, Que., Population 275

Sweet Technique’s workshops reached as far as Korea. The resulting documentary-performance streams until Jan. 31

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Two Saskatoon Dance Companies Embrace the Cold

The companies have taken their programming outdoors, even in winter

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Ephemeral Artifacts Brings its Travis Knights Installation to Whitehorse

ĀNANDAṀ Dancetheatre’s work will light up the Old Fire Hall during Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival

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A Vancouver Dancehall Company Proves There is Appetite for International Collaboration

Femme Gone Wild Dancehall has been taking students to Jamaica to learn dancehall from its place and community of origin

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