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La Voix De La Danse Au Canada

L’Assemblée canadienne de la danse (ACD) a pour raison d’être de porter la voix du secteur professionnel de la danse au Canada. Elle milite pour un environnement sain et pérenne dans lequel la danse professionnelle canadienne peut s’épanouir. L’ACD cultive une voix nationale forte pour la danse professionnelle canadienne et encourage le développement de ressources destinées à ce champ d’expression artistique. À l’occasion de conférences, d’ateliers et d’événements rassembleurs, nous réunissons la communauté de la danse d’un océan à l’autre, de façon à bâtir un milieu solide et dynamique.


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  • Annual General Meeting / Assemblée générale annuelle 17-Sep-2020

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 2:00 PM EDT This year's AGM will be conducted via Zoom. ..

    • The School of Toronto Dance Theatre announces the retirement of Artistic Director Patricia Fraser

      12-Feb-2021 Patricia Fraser has been the Artistic Director of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre for nearly 28 years, and will retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year. She has brought to her position an extensive teaching background, significant experience as a dancer and artistic director, and most importantly, a personal commitment to the life-long learning continuum of a dance artist.

      During her tenure as Artistic Director, she has led the School with a combination of long-range vision, integrity, and compassion. She continues to support students and graduates as they develop their careers, and she has built an outstanding roster of faculty, committed guest artists, and supporters. Through her connection with other schools across Canada, she has built a collaborative forum for shared experiences and collective problem-solving. She has been passionately committed to the training and education of young dancers in contemporary dance, and has dedicated herself to investing in the artistic potential of youth and for the development of the art form.

      “Notwithstanding the challenges of the pandemic, this transition has been in the planning stages for some time”, stated Fraser. “I have every confidence that the new leader will have a firm foundation upon which to build a fresh direction for the School. I extend my immense gratitude to the Board of Directors, as well as the administration, staff, faculty, and students of the School, both past and present, for their years of support and guidance.”

      “Pat has given several generations of emerging dance artists an inspiring and stimulating initiation into the challenging world of the contemporary dancer”, said Gail Lilley, President, Board of Directors. “She leaves the organization in a solid position and we will miss her wisdom, generosity, dedication, and commitment. We look forward to celebrating her contributions in person when it is safe to do so later in 2021.”

      The posting for the search for the new Artistic Director is available on our job board.

      For media/general inquiries about the School, please contact colin@schooloftdt.org.

      Photography by Cylla von Tiedemann
    • Government of Canada addresses CERB repayments for self-employed individuals / Le gouvernement du Canada résout la question des remboursements de la PCU pour les travailleurs autonomes

      09-Feb-2021 Today, the Government of Canada announced that self-employed individuals who applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and would have qualified based on their gross income will not be required to repay the benefit, provided they also met all other eligibility requirements. The same approach will apply whether the individual applied through the Canada Revenue Agency or Service Canada.

      This means that, self-employed individuals whose net self-employment income was less than $5,000 and who applied for the CERB will not be required to repay the CERB, as long as their gross self-employment income was at least $5,000 and they met all other eligibility criteria.

      In addition, today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced that the Government of Canada will provide targeted interest relief to Canadians who received COVID-related income support benefits. Once individuals have filed their 2020 income tax and benefit return, they will not be required to pay interest on any outstanding income tax debt for the 2020 tax year until April 30, 2022. This will give Canadians more time and flexibility to pay if they have an amount owing.

      Continue reading the full release HERE.

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      Aujourd’hui, le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé que les travailleurs autonomes qui ont présenté une demande de Prestation canadienne d’urgence (PCU) en fonction de leur revenu brut provenant d’un travail autonome ne seront pas tenus de rembourser la PCU, pourvu qu’ils répondent aussi à tous les autres critères d’admissibilité. La même approche s’appliquera, que la personne ait présenté sa demande par l’intermédiaire de l’Agence du revenu du Canada (ARC) ou de Service Canada.

      Cela veut dire que les travailleurs autonomes dont le revenu net de travail autonome était inférieur à 5 000 $ et qui ont présenté une demande de PCU ne seront pas tenus de rembourser la PCU, pourvu que leur revenu brut de travail autonome était d’au moins 5 000 $ et qu’ils répondent à tous les autres critères d’admissibilité.

      De plus, l’honorable Diane Lebouthillier, ministre du Revenu national, a annoncé aujourd’hui que le gouvernement du Canada accordera un allègement des intérêts ciblé aux Canadiens qui ont reçu des prestations de soutien financier liées à la COVID-19. Une fois que les particuliers auront produit leur déclaration de revenus et de prestations de 2020, ils n’auront pas à payer d’intérêts sur toute dette fiscale impayée de l’année d’imposition 2020 avant le 30 avril 2022. Cela donnera aux Canadiens plus de temps et de souplesse pour rembourser les sommes dues si ils doivent des montants.

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

      02-Feb-2021
      Results from the National Arts and Culture Impact Survey (NACIS), conducted in November 2020, are now available. In total, 2,001 individuals and organizations from across Canada completed the survey.

      Findings from the NACIS pointed to the following insights:

      - One in two organizations had positive experiences with digital programming, but many respondents indicated that going digital is not right for them.
      - Organizations are fairly optimistic, given the circumstances, while individual artists and arts workers are uncertain about their future in the arts
      - Government support is generally positively perceived
      - Very high stress and anxiety levels suggest that the impact of the pandemic isn’t just economic

      To find out more about the NACIS and read the reports, click here

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      Les résultats de l’Enquête nationale sur les répercussions dans le secteur culturel (ENRSC), menée en novembre 2020, sont désormais disponibles. Au total, 2 001 répondants de tout le Canada ont répondu à l’enquête.

      Les résultats de l’ENRSC font ressortir les points clés suivants :

      - La moitié des organismes ont eu des expériences positives relatives à la programmation numérique, mais de nombreux répondants ont indiqué que le passage au numérique ne leur convient pas.
      - Les organismes sont relativement optimistes, compte tenu des circonstances, tandis que les artistes et les travailleurs culturels sont incertains quant à leur avenir dans les arts.

      - La perception du soutien gouvernemental tout au long de la pandémie est généralement positive
      - Les niveaux de stress et d'anxiété très élevés suggèrent que l’impact de la pandémie n’est pas seulement économique.

      Pour en apprendre plus sur l’ENRSC et consulter les rapports, veuillez visiter.




    • Self-employed income and CERB Eligibility / Revenu de travailleur autonome et admissibilité à la PCU

      06-Jan-2021 Canadian Dance Assembly, alongside Arts and Culture Worker Associations, wrote to the government on December 11, 2020 to seek clarification on letters that some have received (the "Eligibility Letter").

      A meeting then took place between associations representing over 75,000 artists and cultural workers across Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Department of National Revenue begins to address CERB Eligibility confusion for the self-employed.

      The associations had requested clarity and a change of policy regarding CERB eligibility expressed in the Eligibility Letter. While the meeting did not result in a commitment from the government to change policy or a clarifying public statement, there were a number of clarifications that the government was able to provide during the meeting. Continue reading the full release HERE.

      We are asking artists to share their stories using this form below if they have been in receipt of this letter. Complete Form Here

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      Le 11 décembre 2020, l’Assemblée canadienne de la danse et d’autres associations de travailleurs des arts et de la culture se sont adressées au gouvernement pour demander des précisions sur des lettres que certains ont reçues (lettre d’admissibilité).

      Une réunion a ensuite eu lieu entre ces associations, qui représentent plus de 75 000 artistes et travailleurs culturels de partout au pays, le ministère du Patrimoine canadien et l’Agence du revenu du Canada pour tenter de dissiper une certaine confusion au sujet de l’admissibilité à la PCU des travailleurs autonomes.

      Les associations avaient demandé des précisions et un changement de politique quant à l’admissibilité à la PCU évoquée dans la lettre d’admissibilité. Si la réunion n’a donné lieu à aucun engagement de la part du gouvernement pour changer la politique ni à aucune déclaration publique pour préciser ce qu’il en est au juste, le gouvernement a tout de même fourni quelques explications pendant cette réunion. Poursuivez votre lecture ICI (en anglais)

      Nous demandons aux artistes de nous communiquer le détail de leur situation s’ils ont reçu la lettre et, pour ce faire, de se servir du formulaire ci-après. Remplissez le formulaire ici
    • CDA Executive Director Search | À la recherche d'un directeur général / d'une directrice générale – l’ACD

      26-Nov-2020

      Reporting to the National Council, the Executive Director is charged with leading the Canadian Dance Assembly into the next phase of its journey, with its mission, vision, and community values as a guide. Equity is a central principle for the CDA. The scope of responsibility will include oversight of government, advocacy, right relations with Indigenous peoples, and community relations; membership services; fund development; strategic planning; and the overall internal operational, financial, and administrative responsibility for the organization.

      Continue reading HERE 

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      Le ou la titulaire du poste relève du Conseil national et est responsable de la direction de l’Assemblée canadienne de la danse s’agissant de la phase suivante de son existence et, pour ce faire, se laisse guider par la mission, la vision et les valeurs du secteur. L’équité est un principe essentiel pour l’ACD. Au nombre des responsabilités du poste, citons les affaires gouvernementales, la représentation, de justes relations avec les peuples autochtones, les relations avec le secteur, les services aux membres, la diversification des revenus, la planification stratégique, et la responsabilité générale des opérations, des finances et de l’administration de l’organisme.

      Poursuivez votre lecture ICI















    • Remembering Patricia Beatty

      23-Nov-2020 PATRICIA BEATTY (1936-2020) - Staff and faculty of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre are sad to announce the passing on November 20, 2020 of Patricia Beatty, one of the founders of the School and company. Trish, as she liked to be called, was one of Canada’s most esteemed dance artists. She taught and inspired generations of dancers and young choreographers throughout her 40 year career. After graduating from Bennington College in 1959 she began more intensive study with Martha Graham and José Limón in New York City. During her six years in New York she performed extensively with Pearl Lang as well as Sophie Maslow, Mary Anthony, and Donald McKayle. Her most significant work was as a pioneer, founding the New Dance Group of Canada in 1966, one of the first modern dance companies in the Toronto area. In 1968 she joined forces with David Earle and Peter Randazzo to found Toronto Dance Theatre. During her 25 years as co-director and resident choreographer, she created 24 original works for the company. Her dancing and most of her works have been seen across Canada many times. Her presence on stage and her dances themselves were always highly regarded when the company toured internationally from 1972 to 1993. She was also well-known as an inspiring and effective teacher of both dance technique and composition.

      Trish was known for her special theatre presentations which she produced, curated, and created for. They included Painters and the Dance, a highly successful collaboration with three Toronto visual artists, presented at the St Lawrence Centre; two seasons of a production entitled Dancing the Goddess, an exploration of the sacred feminine in music and dance; and a downtown event entitled Esperanza, an evening of affirmation in dance following the 9/11 attacks in the United States. A film of Dancing the Goddess has been shown on Vision and Bravo television many times over the past ten years.

      Trish was the author of a book on the art of making dances, now considered a classic on the subject. It is entitled Form Without Formula, and is in its sixth printing.

      She was the recipient of many awards over the years, including the Victor Martyn-Lynch Staunton Award, The Toronto Arts Award, and The Dance Ontario Award, the last two of which she shared with David Earle and Peter Randazzo. In June of 2005, she was awarded the Order of Canada for her lifetime contribution to modern dance. In March 2019, Beatty, Earle, and Randazzo were inducted into Dance Collection Danse’s Encore! Dance Hall of Fame.

      Read more about Trish's life legacy at School of Toronto Dance Theatre

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    Carte de la danse au Canada

    La Carte de la danse au Canada est interactive et la plus vaste qui soit dans le monde. Les donnée qu'elle contient représentent l’activité du secteur de la danse d'un océan à l’autre. On y retrouve les troupes de danse, les salles de spectacle, les formations et plus encore !

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