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Site-specific work, an open rehearsal, and a dinner performance all make up activities in Vancouver this International Dance Day.
Initiated in 1982 by UNESCO, International Dance Day happens every April 29 with events across Canada and around the world. The Canadian Dance Assembly publishes a national message, this year featuring Halifax-based dance artist Susanne Chui. One of Chui's Vancouver connections is that her company, Mocean Dance, premiered a new work by Vancouver choreographer Serge Bennathan last year.
Keep your eyes peeled for dance in unexpected locales on Friday. Here are a few to note.
Ce midi, le Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD), en duo avec l’École supérieure de ballet du Québec, donnait le coup d'envoi à la 5e édition de l’événement Québec Danse en dévoilant la Trace chorégraphique 2016. À l’image d’une révérence en grand format déployée aux abords de l’école sur la rue Rivard près de Gilford, cette Trace souligne le 50e anniversaire de cette institution fondée par Ludmilla Chiriaeff.
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The federal budget released today offers $40 million in new funding to the Canada Council (on top of its previous $180 million allotment) in the upcoming year.
“In the advocacy that the Canadian Arts Coalition has done over the last 11 years we have been repeatedly asking for the doubling of the investment in the Canada Council, and for an investment in international market access, but we haven’t specifically been asking for a cultural spaces investment, so that was nice to see,” said Kate Cornell, spokesperson for the Canadian Arts Coalition.
Read more on this article and what our Kate Cornell and other representatives have to say about the new funding.
Today, the 2016 Federal Budget was announced. There's great news for Art and Culture in Canada.
Read the Press Release HERE.
Le dévoilement du budget fédéral 2016 s’est fait aujourd’hui. D’excellentes nouvelles s’annoncent pour le domaine culturel canadien.
On March 14th, Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly, along with the Parliamentary Secretary for Heritage Randy Boissonnault, attended a roundtable with Toronto arts organizations and leaders hosted by MP Adam Vaughan. Minister Joly is an arts supporter with a detailed knowledge of the sector. Her priorities include a digital cultural strategy and international touring and promotion. Joly and Boissonnault listened attentively to all the stakeholders in the room, including Barry Hughson from the National Ballet of Canada and Kate Cornell from the Canadian Dance Assembly. Recently, Joly attended roundtables in Vancouver, Montreal, and Halifax with several members of CDA’s National Council.