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A selection of news, press releases and events posted regularly:

  • Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts / Prix Walter-Carsen d’excellence en arts de la scène

    12-Nov-2020

    We would like to send a big congratulations to our former CDA National Council Co-President, Margaret Grenier at Dancers of Damelahamid for being awarded the prestigious Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts announced by the Canada Council of the Arts!

    As Executive and Artistic Director of the Dancers of Damelahamid and Producer of the Coastal Dance Festival, Margaret’s multimedia choreographic works bridge Gitxsan and Cree dance forms with current expressions and have contributed to a redefining of contemporary Indigenous dance. Join us in congratulating her! For more information, click here

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    Conseil des arts du Canada ravis d’annoncer que Margaret Grenier est la gagnante du prix Walter-Carsen d’excellence en arts de la scène!

    En tant que directrice générale et artistique de Dancers of Damelahamid et productrice du Coastal Dance Festival, les œuvres chorégraphiques multimédias de Margaret allient des formes de danse gitxsanes et cries avec des expressions actuelles, contribuant ainsi à redéfinir la danse contemporaine autochtone. Joignez-vous à nous pour la féliciter! Lire la suite.
















    Photo by: Chris Randle

  • Announcing: The National Arts and Culture Impact Survey (NACIS) / Lancement de l’Enquête nationale sur les répercussions dans le secteur culturel (ENRSC)

    05-Nov-2020

    The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) has joined forces with 30 national and provincial arts service organizations across a range of artistic disciplines to develop the National Arts and Culture Impact Survey (NACIS). All arts organizations, artists, and arts workers across Canada are encouraged to participate in the survey by Monday, November 23, 2020. The more responses we receive, the better the data will be.

    The NACIS was designed to capture a snapshot in time. Contributions to this survey will help paint a clearer picture of the current state of the arts and culture sector in Canada and shape arts advocacy efforts across our sector in the months to come. Questions revolve around the impact COVID-19 has had and will have on your work, finances, and plans. You will not be asked for any identifying information other than the first three digits of your postal code and the arts service organization(s) with which you or your organization are affiliated.

    To submit your response, click here: https://survey.pra.ca/SE/1/NACIS/
    Click HERE to learn more. 

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    L’Assemblée canadienne de la danse (ACD) s’est associé(e) à une trentaine d’organismes nationaux et provinciaux de services aux arts représentant diverses disciplines artistiques afin de commander l’Enquête nationale sur les répercussions dans le secteur culturel (ENRSC). Tous les organismes culturels, les artistes et les travailleurs culturels du Canada sont encouragés à participer à l’enquête d'ici le lundi 23 novembre 2020. Plus nous recevrons de réponses, meilleures seront les données.

    L'enquête a pour but de dresser un portrait de la situation actuelle. Votre participation à cette enquête nous aidera à mieux saisir le contexte actuel du secteur des arts et de la culture et à orienter les activités de représentation du secteur à l’échelle du pays dans les mois à venir. Les questions tournent autour de l'impact que la COVID-19 a eu et aura sur votre travail, vos finances et vos projets. Il ne vous sera demandé aucune information identifiante autre que les trois premiers chiffres de votre code postal et le ou les organismes de services aux arts auxquels vous ou votre organisation êtes affiliés.

    Voici le lien pour participer à l’enquête : https://survey.pra.ca/SE/1/NACIS/
    Cliquez ICI pour obtenir des renseignements supplémentaires. 













  • Atlantic Ballet Innovation category Winner from the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards!

    27-Oct-2020

    Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada is humbled to have been awarded a 2020 Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton Business Excellence Awards Gala in the Innovation category for their pivot during the pandemic.

    This includes the project CoLABenDirect, a partnership with Zwebra, 3Sixtylive, Hemmings House, Kaeja D'dance and the Canadian Dance Assembly
    in addition to the outdoor performance series Ballet by the Ocean.

    They would like to thank leadership Susan Chalmers-Gauvin, CEO and Co-Founder, and Igor Dobrovolskiy, Artistic Director and Co-founder; to the dancers, and incredible staff and Board. 

    Congratulations to the other finalists as well in this category Tire Shack and Greystone Energy Systems.

















  • dance Immersion welcomes Timea Wharton-Suri as New Program Director!

    13-Oct-2020

    The dance Immersion Team is thrilled to announce our newly appointed Program Director, Timea Wharton Suri.

    Timea is an arts executive, curator, and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from York University, and a Master of Business Administration and Arts and Media Management Graduate Diploma from Schulich School of Business.

    Timea performed for several years with dance companies such as Ballet Creole and Ronald Taylor Dance before opening a dance/fitness studio – one of the first that now proliferate in urban centres.

    She has produced events for TO Live, Holla Jazz, Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto Dance Theatre, the Remarkable Women Awards, and others. Timea worked for the Dancer Transition Resource Centre, TVOntario, and Toronto Arts Council (TAC), where she managed the dance and literary arts portfolios. At TAC, she worked with Canada’s largest communities of dancers and writers to administer a $2.5 million grants budget, was the architect of the What’s Your Story? And Toronto Lit Up programs, and co-developed the Long-Term Dance Projects, Cultural Leaders Lab, Performing Arts Facilities, and Animating Toronto Parks programs.

    Connect with Timea at: timea@danceimmersion.ca.

    For more about Timea and dance Immersion, visit us online at www.danceimmersion.ca.























  • The Change You Want to See / Les changements que vous désirez voir

    23-Sep-2020

    Be Part of Changing the Performing Arts Industry 
    Take the Rosa Survey: The Change You Want to See

    Aftermetoo, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and Hill Strategies have released the first-ever national bilingual survey on workplace sexual harassment in the Canadian performing arts, film, and television industry. We want to hear your story. Safer workplaces in the performing arts industry are possible. The results of the Rosa Survey will be used to advocate for change. Take the Rosa Survey between September 21st and October 23rd.

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    Participez à l'évolution de l'industrie des arts de la scène ..
    Répondez à l'enquête Rosa, Les changements que vous désirez voir

    Aftermetoo, la Fondation canadienne des femmes et Hill Stratégies ont publié la toute première enquête pancanadienne sur le harcèlement sexuel au travail dans les domaines des arts de la scène, du cinéma et de la télévision. Nous voulons entendre votre histoire. Des lieux de travail plus sécuritaires dans l'industrie du spectacle sont possibles. Les résultats de l'enquête Rosa serviront à plaider en faveur du changement. La participation à l'enquête Rosa vous est ouverte entre le 21 septembre et le 23 octobre.




 

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