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

Artist Encounter: Brian, Elizabeth, Harmonie, Shay

An online connective meeting space for sharing of intersecting dance practises.

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Zab Maboungou receives the 2021 Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Zab Maboungou is the founding artistic director of Zab Maboungou / Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, a Montréal-based contemporary dance company. A pioneer of dance in Canada, she is known for intensely physical, dynamic works that explore the capacity of movement to express what she calls “our situation in the world”.

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Federal Elections: RQD and CDA campaign for dance

The Regroupement québécois de la danse and the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) have joined forces to raise awareness of the sector’s issues among the main political parties running in the federal election.

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Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts

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!

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Announcing: The National Arts and Culture Impact Survey (NACIS)

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.

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

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

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

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The Change You Want to See

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

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Participate in #LightUpLive

September 22nd marks #LightUpLive. See how you can take part and read more about the initiative HERE. Using the social media hashtag #LightUpLive and #EclaironsLesScenes, the Day of Visibility recognizes artists and live arts workers across the country who continue to be profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about how you can participate in Canada on CAPACOA’s website HERE.

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The Canada Dance Festival welcomes Joyce Rosario

In an initiative to create an innovative new model for showcasing dance nationally, the Canada Dance Festival (CDF) is pleased to announce Joyce Rosario as Project Manager for the upcoming year.

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