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.
Be sure to check out the events calendar for the latest in conferences, festivals and professional development opportunities.
January 12-February 23, 2017, Scotiabank Dance Centre Deadline for applications: December 19, 20..
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Pr..
Learn about Canada Council’s work in the last year, and what lies ahead as we get set to l..
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Tracy Koga of Shaw TV interviews interdisciplinary artist Freya Olafson and dance advocate Stephanie Ballard from Winnipeg.
The City of Vancouver recognized Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar with the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award for Dance on October 3. Part of the honour is selecting an emerging artist to award, and Molnar selected contemporary dance artist Lexi Vajda.
Recent musical theatre graduates Jahlen Barnes and Arinea Hermans were awarded the 2016 Syd and Shirley Banks Prize for emerging artists in October. Funded by Acting Upstage, the prize includes $1000, a mentorship and a role in the UnCovered: Queen & Bowie concerts in Toronto.
Karen Kain, artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada (NBoC), won the Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award on November 16. According to Business for the Arts, the award recognizes an “arts leader for their lifelong commitment to fostering the arts in Canada by building partnerships with fellow arts executives, artists, media, business leaders and the public sector to ensure a vibrant cultural sector.” Kain has been at the helm of NBoC since 2005, and in her career has received many awards for her accomplishments as both an artist and an advocate for the arts.
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Ballet BC is losing the executive director who's helped rebuild the company and raise its international profile. But the City of Vancouver is gaining a new managing director of cultural services.
Today, the City announced Branislav Henselmann, who came to Ballet BC from London’s edgy Michael Clark Company in 2012, will now move to the post that leads the shaping of Vancouver's arts and culture and oversees a budget of $11.5 million for cultural groups in 2017.
“We are thrilled to welcome Branislav Henselmann to the City of Vancouver. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and creativity to the City having spent time as part of the arts community in New York, London and Munich,” Mayor Gregor Robertson said in a press statement today. Continue reading HERE
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