News Centre

A selection of news articles are posted here regularly, click on the links to view the full article.

  • Let's Dance our way to April 29! / Se rendre au 29 avril en dansant!


    Leading up to International Dance Day on April 29 we will release one video per day of famous Canadians dancing. Check for updates regularly HERE.

    l’ACD mettra en ligne chaque jour une nouvelle vidéo, à compter du 1er avril, et ce, jusqu’au 29. À surveiller ICI, ces vidéos mettant en vedette des figures de la danse canadienne.


    Today’s April 16th video

    Kathleen the Dancing Crossing Guard

  • The Toronto Fringe launches Fund What You Can (FWYC) crowdfunding platform


    The Toronto Fringe has launched a crowdfunding platform called Fund What You Can (FWYC) for any independent artist in Canada, including indie dance companies/artists/choreographers. Thanks to a generous contribution from the Metcalf Foundation, the site will operate with no platform fees until September 2014, so dancers can fundraise without losing anything off the top.

    Check out the site here

  • A Thousand and One Dance Stories to be Shared / Mille et une histoires de danse à partager


    Initiated by the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD), the Québec Danse event will once again be the place to be for a spectrum of experiences and emotions: a thousand and one dance stories to be shared! On eight consecutive days, from April 22 to 29, 2014, this 3rd edition will feature 150 activities offered by professional artists, free of charge. Centred in Montreal, Québec Danse will also unfurl its banner in over ten cities across Quebec, in particular in the regions of Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches, as well as in the Eastern Townships, where the two Conseils de la culture will play a collaborative role. Quebec will be dancing, just about everywhere… madly, passionately! Complete program details are here.


    À l’initiative du Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD), l'événement Québec Danse sera de nouveau le lieu de toutes les expériences, de toutes les émotions : de mille et une autres histoires de danse à partager! Du 22 au 29 avril 2014, pendant huit jours consécutifs, le grand public est invité à prendre part à cette 3e édition et à profiter des 150 activités offertes gratuitement par autant d'artistes professionnels. Depuis Montréal, l’épicentre de l’événement, Québec Danse déploie sa bannière dans plus d’une dizaine de villes du Québec et s’active, plus particulièrement, dans les régions de Québec et de Chaudière-Appalaches ainsi que de l’Estrie avec le soutien de ses deux Conseils de la culture. Le Québec danse un peu, beaucoup, passionnément… À la folie! En studio, sur scène, à l’école, à l’hôpital, en centre d'hébergement, en bibliothèque, au musée, dans la rue, le métro, en plein air, à l’écran, sur le Web et dans les médias sociaux. Découvrez tous les détails de la programmation ici.

  • 29th Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Awards recognize CDA Board Member Candice Pike as one of CBC's Emerging Artists


    CBC Emerging Artist 2013 recognizes new and undisputed talent. It is awarded to an emerging artist, group or arts organization that has earned significant recognition for a piece of work or a generally out-sized impact on the scene. NLAC Executive Director Reg Winsor announced that the Arts Awards Show and Gala will take place on Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m. at the Clarenville Event Centre Theatre in Clarenville, NL. “We’re looking forward to taking the show on the road this year, as we do every second year,” said Winsor. “Clarenville is sure to be a great host for this year’s gala which will celebrate the creative work of professional artists and arts organizations throughout the province. We will also collectively acknowledge long term contributions and support of the arts and culture industry through the Hall of Honour inductions and Patron of the Arts award. We’re looking forward to putting on a great show that applauds our strong provincial arts and cultural community.”

    See the full announcement here

  • Society of Dance History Scholars Call for Proposals


    Good News for Spring!

    The sun came out, and the snow began to melt.  FINALLY.  So now that the thaw is on, let’s get moving. 

    The 2014 SDHS conference isn’t until November, but the time to propose your original research is NOW.  We’ve moved our annual event to collaborate and align with our many joint members who are in CORD, and we will jointly produce a terrific event in the fall of 2014.  So please do see Rebekah Kowal’s note below, and be sure to submit your proposal today.

    Read the full April E-News Bulletin here 


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