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Friday, November 24, 2017

Dancers take control in Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ Velocity

In the new Decidedly Jazz Danceworks production Velocity, dancers will play giant bass strings that have been strewn across the stage.

Ballet Victoria cuts ties with choreographer after allegations he took nude photos of underage...

Bruce Monk was fired by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 2015 after several women reportedly were co-operating with a Winnipeg police investigation into photos he took of them as teenage dancers.

Fired ballet staffer Bruce Monk now at Ballet Victoria

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet fired Monk after allegations he took nude photos of underage dancers

DanceWorks 40th Anniversary Tickets Are Now On Sale

Mimi Beck, Dance Curator of acclaimed presenter DanceWorks, announces that subscriptions and single tickets are currently on sale for the 2017-18 season featuring eight Toronto-based artists/companies and one Indigenous company from Vancouver.

Vancouver International Tap Festival founder says goodbye in style

Sas Selfjord, who will also step down in June 2018 from running the Vancouver Tap Dance Society

Ontario Boosting Support for Thriving Arts and Culture Sector

Major Funding Increase Will Create Jobs and Strengthen Communities. Ontario is increasing funding to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) to support the continued success of the province's thriving arts sector. 

Dance-opera ‘Bearing’ explores the legacy of Canada’s residential school system

It's been more than two decades since the doors closed on Canada's last residential school, but a new indigenous-led production explores the enduring effects of its legacy on the country.

National Ballet of Canada’s most senior ballerinas on their dance evolution

A popular misconception finds that dancers, like athletes, peak in their 20s. But as the National Ballet of Canada’s most senior ballerinas prove, Martha Schabas writes, there are benefits that come with age

When darkness descends, Nunavut teens dance it out

Nunavut has the highest suicide rate of any province or territory in Canada. But in the town of Arviat, a yearly dance competition helps young people heal their emotional wounds.

Canadian Saddle Lake dancer lands prestigious role in one of world’s largest powwows

Teenager Tia Wood chosen as one of the head dancers at Gathering of Nations in New Mexico