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The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is the voice of the professional dance sector in Canada and promotes a healthy, sustainable environment in which professional dance practice can grow and thrive.  CDA cultivates a strong national voice for Canadian professional dance and supports the development of resources for this field of artistic expression. Through conferences, workshops, and networking events we connect the dance community from coast to coast, building a cohesive and dynamic milieu.

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  • National Dance Week 22-Apr-2015

    All around Canada events are taking place to celebrate dance, Canada is going to be dancing out ..

  • International Dance Day / la Journée internationale de la danse 29-Apr-2015

    Since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) has issued a message on behalf of the dance commun..

  • 2015 CanAsian International Dance Festival 30-Apr-2015

    “A mix of Canadian and International artists treat the audience to a pan-Asian aesthetic. The ..

  • FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES 21-May-2015

    An international event celebrating new works in contemporary dance and theatre, the Festival TransAm..

    • Arts Sector Disappointed by Budget 2015 / Le secteur des arts déçu par le manque de soutien

      23-Apr-2015

      Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 – The Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) – a united national movement of artists, cultural workers, business leaders, and volunteers – was disappointed to learn that the Canada Council for the Arts was not considered one of the government’s priorities in Budget 2015. After participating in the pre-budget consultations, the CAC was hopeful that its recommendation to increase the operating budget of the Canada Council would be adopted. Unfortunately, the Canada Council’s funding was unchanged in the 2015 Budget.

      “This lack of investment in the Canada Council for the Arts reflects a short-sightedness on the part of the government.” commented CAC spokesperson, Kate Cornell of the Canadian Dance Assembly.

      Continue reading full release HERE.


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      Jeudi 23 avril 2015 – La Coalition canadienne des arts (CCA) – un regroupement national unissant des artistes, des travailleurs culturels, des dirigeants d’entreprises et des bénévoles – est déçue d’apprendre que le Conseil des arts du Canada ne fasse pas partie des priorités du Budget 2015 du gouvernement fédéral. Après sa participation aux consultations prébudgétaires, la CCA espérait que sa recommandation d’augmenter le budget de fonctionnement du Conseil des arts du Canada soit retenue. Malheureusement, le financement du Conseil des arts est demeuré inchangé dans le Budget 2015.

      « Ce manque d’investissement dans le Conseil des arts du Canada reflète bien la vision à court terme du gouvernement », souligne la porte-parole de la CCA, Carmen Gibbs, de l’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick.

      Pour lire le communiqué de presse complet, cliquez ICI.



    • Canadian Arts Coalition Dissapointed with Federal Budget

      23-Apr-2015

      The Canadian Arts Coalition is expressing disappointment with what it describes as a passing mention of the arts in the federal government’s budget.

      “We felt like our sector, over the years of austerity, has taken cut after cut, and we were hopeful that this year, we might have a different result,” said Kate Cornell, a spokesperson for the Canadian Arts Coalition and the executive director of the Canadian Dance Assembly.

      “So we’re just in general disappointed.”

      Cornell noted coalition members met with more than 100 MPs during Arts Day on the Hill in October to advocate for a $35-million increase to the operating budget of the Canada Council for the Arts to support professional artists and arts organizations.

      “We were hopeful that that would be in this budget,” said Cornell. “The arts are mentioned only in passing in this budget.”
      Continue reading full article HERE.


    • International Dance Day 2015 / Journée internationale de la danse 2015

      22-Apr-2015


      Since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) has issued a message on behalf of the dance community in Canada as part of International Dance Day, which takes place on April 29th every year. This year, CDA invited bboy Luca ‘Lazylegz’ Patuelli to deliver his message of dance as an inclusive, accessible and universal art form.

      "No matter what age, race, sex or ability one may have, everyone can dance. Dance is within all of us.  Some choose to share it with others and some choose to keep it to themselves. Life is a dance whether we know it or not. We are constantly dancing with every movement we make, with every breath we take, and with every beat our hearts make, a rhythm is being created. It’s the slightest movements that make the greatest difference in a performance, just like in life it’s the little things that matter. Dance is the connection between you and the universe; while we are dancing we are developing ourselves based on the energy, the emotions, and the challenges we experience. It is up to us to determine how we want to communicate our dance to the world. Dance is the ultimate form of self-expression and it is the escape that always reminds us that everything is going to be ok. Dance challenges us to surpass our limitations by discovering strength within. So, live your life to the fullest and dance beautifully!"  ~ Luca 'Lazylegz' Patuelli

      Click to view Luca's inspiring Video Message HERE.

      To read the full Press Release, click HERE.

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      Depuis 2005, l’Assemblée canadienne de la danse (ACD) produit au nom de la communauté de la danse le message soulignant la Journée internationale de la danse, se tenant chaque année le 29 avril. Cette année, l’ACD a invité le b-boy Luca « Lazylegz » Patuelli à livrer sa vision de la danse comme forme artistique universelle, accessible à toutes et tous sans exception.

      «Peu importe son âge, sa race, son sexe ou ses habiletés, chacun peut danser! La danse est ce secret enfoui en chacun. Certains décident de le partager avec les autres, d’autres préfèrent le préserver en eux-mêmes. Que nous en soyons conscients ou non, la vie est danse. Chacun de nos mouvements, de nos inspirations, de nos battements de cœur crée un rythme. Le moindre des gestes peut transformer une prestation; à l’image des effets du moindre acte dans nos vies. La danse est ce lien entre l’univers et nous; lorsque nous bougeons, nous nous déployons, portés par l’énergie, les émotions et les défis que nous affrontons. Il nous appartient de choisir la façon de transmettre notre danse dans le monde. La danse est la forme ultime de l’expression de soi. Elle nous donne l’assurance que tout ira pour le mieux. En nous faisant accéder à notre force intérieure, la danse nous invite à surmonter nos limites. Profitez donc pleinement de la vie en la dansant de la plus belle façon!»  ~ Luca «Lazylegz» Patuelli
        
      Cliquez pour voir la vidéo du message inspirant de Luca « Lazylegz » Patuelli 

      Pour lire le communiqué de presse complet, cliquez ICI.
    • Tax Working Group Shares Recommendations on R105 Withholding / Le groupe de travail sur le Règlement 105 émet des recommandations

      23-Mar-2015

      March 16, 2015 - On behalf of a collective of 17 performing arts organizations representing more than 1,000 stakeholders, CAPACOA sent a letter outlining a series of recommendations for improving the administration of Regulation 105, a required withholding tax on fees paid to foreign artists.

      The letter, adressed to the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, and the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, explains the practices of performing arts organizations with regard to foreign artists. It affirms: "Contracting non-resident artists is a lever that allows the performing arts industry to create more employment and growth opportunities, both on Canadian and international stages."

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      16 mars 2015 - Au nom d'un groupe de 17 organismes représentant plus de 1 000 intervenants du secteur du spectacle, CAPACOA a envoyé une lettre proposant des recommandations visant à améliorer l'administration du Règlement 105, qui porte sur la retenue d'impôt sur les cachets versés à des non-résidents.

      Cette lettre, adressée à l'honorable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, ministre du Revenu national, et à l'honorable Joe Oliver, ministre des Finances, fournit des éclaircissements quant au rôle des artistes étrangers dans la dynamique du secteur canadien du spectacle. Elle affirme : « L'engagement d'artistes non-résidents est un levier qui permet à l'industrie du spectacle de créer davantage d'emplois et d'occasions de développement, tant sur les scènes canadiennes que sur la scène mondiale. »

      Pour lire l'histoire complète s'il vous plaît cliquez ici.

      
      

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