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A selection of news, press releases and events posted regularly:

  • Watch "Fluent - A Fluid Conversation" LIVE!

    20-Oct-2011

    Can't make it to Calgary this weekend, but don't want to miss out? No problem.

    As part of the Fluid Movement Arts Festival, "Fluent - A Fluid Conversation" will be broadcast LIVE online all weekend! Watch Canada's dance community engage in open and creative conversation from the comfort of your home right here or click HERE.

    For a full schedule of panels, presentations and more, click HERE.

    Don't miss it! The live stream starts tomorrow morning, Fri. Oct. 21 @ 9 am MDT (Mountain Daylight Time).

  • Calgary named Culture Capital of Canada for 2012

    17-Oct-2011

    Calgary will share the 2012 Cultural Capital of Canada title with the Niagara region in southern Ontario.

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  • Ontario Arts Engagement Study

    17-Oct-2011

    Toronto, October 13, 2011 – The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has released the findings of its commissioned report, the Ontario Arts Engagement Study, by research firm WolfBrown.

    These findings reveal signficant implications for arts organizations seeking to build audience development and engagement. The study looks at the full spectrum of arts activities from traditional audience-based activities (such as attending performing arts events or visiting an art gallery) to personal practice activities (such as playing a musical instrument, painting, or taking dance lessons) and includes arts participation via electronic, print and digital media (such as radio, television or the Internet). Read more/ en savoir plus

  • Adieu David Y.H. Lui

    20-Sep-2011

    Message du président du conseil d’administration de l’Assemblée canadienne de la danse et directeur général du Ballet BC

    Le décès de l’imprésario David Y.H. Lui sera cruellement ressenti par toute la communauté des arts et de la culture du Canada, tout particulièrement à Vancouver. Membre de l’ordre du Canada, David fut l’un des fondateurs du Ballet BC, le directeur du pendant culturel du festival des bateaux dragons de Vancouver et un des membres fondateurs du BC Arts Council.

    Sa carrière s’est déployée sur quatre décennies. Il fut, entre autres, un des grands responsables du boom que la danse a connu dans les années 70, en présentant au public de Vancouver des compagnies de danse parmi les plus prestigieuses du monde, une source d’inspiration pour toute une génération d’artistes et de spectateurs. Vancouver a pu aussi se vanter du David Y.H. Lui Theatre situé sur Richards Street. C’était l’homme derrière le populaire Dance Spectacular, dont les séries Dance Alive ont pris le relais. Il aimait le ballet, la musique et la danse avec une passion et une connaissance qui ont fait de lui un grand diffuseur, ou comme il le préférerait lui-même, un grand imprésario.

    David était une présence flamboyante à Vancouver, mais également un conseiller avisé et sage. David Y. H. était sans pareil. Il nous manquera.

    Jay Rankin

  • Farewell David Y.H. Lui

    16-Sep-2011


    Message from the Chair of the Board of the Canadian dance assembly and Excecutive director of Ballet BC

    The passing of impresario David Y.H. Lui will be sorely felt by the arts and culture community in Canada, and particularly in Vancouver. A recipient of the Order of Canada, David was a founder of Ballet BC, the director of the cultural component of Vancouver’s Dragon Boat Festival, and a founding member of the BC Arts Council.

    His 40-year career in the arts and was largely responsible for ushering in the dance boom of the 1970s, when he introduced Vancouver audiences to some of the world’s great dance companies, and inspired a generation of artists and viewers. Vancouver once boasted of the exciting David Y.H. Lui Theatre on Richards Street. He was the man behind the popular Dance Spectacular, later replaced by the Dance Alive series. He loved ballet, music and dance with a passion and knowledge that made him a great presenter, or as David would have rightly preferred, an impresario.

    David was a flamboyant force in Vancouver, but also a thoughtful and wise counselor.  There was no one else like David Y.H. Lui.  He will be missed.

    Jay Rankin




 

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