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  • Qaggiavuut - Making Nunavut's First Cultural Hub a Reality


    After 10 years of working to build a space for Inuit performing artists to create and present, Qaggiavuut commences a third-party feasibility study next week in Iqaluit. Consultants Savira Cultural Capital, based in Toronto, will work with Inuk Project Manager Kathleen Merritt over the next six months to determine the most feasible means to create space in Iqaluit for Inuit performing and visual arts, language and culture to flourish.

    The most important objective is the space to train and build performance skills," says Rhoda Ungalaq, Qaggiavuut's chairperson. "Our youth need a beacon of hope."

    Qaggiavuut is a non-profit charitable society with a mission to strengthen, promote, advocate and create space for Inuit performing artists. Nunavut is the only territory/province in Canada without a performing arts space.

    Qaggiavuut is spearheading a project to build Qaggiq: An Inuit Performing Arts & Cultural Learning Hub, a multi-purpose community gathering space and a campus for artists to build the skills they need to thrive on the world stage. This space is key to strengthening and preserving Inuit language culture and creating a stronger sense of community throughout Canada's north.

    For more information:
    Ellen Hamilton, Executive Director, Qaggiavuut

  • Christopher House stepping down after 2019/20 Season


    (Toronto) June 4, 2019 – With the 2018.2019 season now concluded with the remount of Christopher House and Jordan Tannahill’s acclaimed Marienbad, it is with a mixture of great enthusiasm, appreciation, and sadness that Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) today unveils programming for the 2019.2020 season while announcing that after 25 incredible years, 2019. 2020 will be Christopher House’s last season as Artistic Director.

    “It has been a privilege to lead this company for twenty-six seasons and to have danced and choreographed here for more than forty years,” says House. I have had the good fortune of being surrounded by generous and hugely talented individuals both on and off the stage throughout my tenure; their support for my vision has been a constant source of energy and inspiration and I am proud of what we have accomplished together. As I move on to new challenges and adventures, I am deeply grateful for the opportunities and unforgettable experiences that my time here has provided, and excited to see what new paths Toronto Dance Theatre will travel in the future as one of Canada’s leading arts organizations." Read the full press release here

  • Dance Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award: Allen & Karen Kaeja


    The Dance Ontario Awards Committee (Lola Ryan, Jennifer Watkins, Sashar Zarif, Ofilio Sinbadinho) is delighted to announce that Allen & Karen Kaeja have been selected as the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Given to those who have contributed substantially to the development of dance in this province over a significant period of time, committee members were delighted to recognize Toronto's "coolest couple" (NOW Magazine).

    Lori Endes, President of the Board of Directors of Kaeja d'Dance said of the couple in her submission "In nominating Allen and Karen for this lifetime achievement award, I am nominating two individually fierce artists who together have pioneered new dance techniques and festivals, created far-reaching programming and found new ways of captivating and expanding dance audiences. With 39 years of award-winning professional stage and dance film works, they are recognized leaders locally, nationally and internationally for breaking barriers between audience and performance through multi-cultural, multi-generational and economically inclusive performances, collaborations and workshops. I have personally participated in the first iteration of their award-winning Porch View Dances (PVD) with my family, in my neighborhood and have witnessed the impact that this program has on a community, and the city at large, annually. Karen has envisioned a collaboration between professional choreographers and local residents that celebrates life through dance and demonstrates a high level of artistic integrity and consideration toward inclusivity of our diverse population. Each summer, as huge audiences are led down streets to witness professional vignettes by professional dancers mixed with beautiful performances by community members, ending with an audience inclusive movement experience of Flock Landing, the overall impression is that contemporary dance has the power to reach everyone and reflect our collective human experience. Lauded across the country with performances throughout other Ontario neighbourhoods, PVD has been a catalyst for similar events and new ideas for several organizations/artists." Read More

    Photo Credit: Nahanni Mckay, Banff Centre residency

  • Emily Molnar appointed new Artistic Director NDT

    12-Jul-2019 Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is very pleased to announce that per August 2020 Canadian Emily Molnar (1973) will commence her tenure as the new Artistic Director of the company. She succeeds Paul Lightfoot who in the summer of 2020 will resign as Artistic Director after nine successful and artistically blossoming years.

    With Molnar, NDT brings in another visionary and creative dance professional with a proven talent for innovating an artistic house in which she continuously focuses on collaboration, education, talent development and diversity.

    "The foundation for NDT's success has been laid by big names in the world of modern dance. The arrival of Emily Molnar as Artistic Director enables NDT to continue this special tradition and also to explore a new horizon for modern dance." Pauline van der Meer Mohr, Chair Supervisory Board. Read More.

    Photo by: Michael Slobodian

  • Wikipedia Dance Project - Toronto


    Dance+Words’ Wikipedia Dance Project addresses the limited profile of Canadian dance entries on this international encyclopedia platform by deploying the dance community itself to write new entries and augment existing stubs with new information.

    The Toronto session of the Wikipedia Dance Project will take place on Sunday June 2, 11am-3pm, in the Resource Centre at Canada’s National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis Street.

    Organized by Dance+Words (writer/filmmakers Kathleen Smith and Philip Szporer) and facilitated by Zeesy Powers, Canadian ambassador for the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Project, this event consists of a tutorial on editing Wikipedia for Canadian dance content, followed by a supported edit-a-thon. This is a free event and light refreshments will be provided. But be sure to register in order to reserve a spot.

    Care to join us on a collective writing adventure to improve the profile of Canadian dance artists on Wikipedia?

    Drop us a line at to register for the event. Or make a suggestion on who needs an entry or what needs improvement. Follow us on social media: @dancepluswords

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