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Listen to our Kate Cornell and CDA's appointed ambassador Susanne Chui interviewed by Nicole Hamilton and Samara Thompson on the Turn Out show.
You can hear the podcast HERE!
Excerpts from the show:
"Today’s show is a celebration of International Day Day and we are asking, where do you dance?
Susanne Chui, the Artistic Director of Mocean Dance, dances in Halifax and she was chosen by the Canadian Dance Assembly to write this year’s Canadian message for International Dance Day. She joins Nicole Hamilton over the phone to talk about her message and its significance.
Kate Cornell, the Executive Director of the Canadian Dance Assembly, joins Samara Thompson in the studio tell fill us in on what’s going on across Canada on International Dance Day and to tell us where she find herself dancing."
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.