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Dancers to compete for 13th Erik Bruhn Prize

Posted on: 2/22/2019 12:19PM

Erik Bruhn Prize CompetitorThe 13th International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize will be Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. The companies participating in this year’s competition are American Ballet Theatre, The Hamburg Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada.

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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen tours 'Anastasia'

Posted on: 2/1/2018 7:10AM

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen on TourCanada’s Ballet Jörgen has revived its original full-length ballet Anastasia for a special 30th Anniversary National Tour. Choreographed by Artistic Director and CEO Bengt Jörgen, Anastasia originally premiered on October 23, 2007 and is being restaged to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Anastasia’s disappearance.

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Dance Mosaic celebrates Canada's 150th

Posted on: 11/21/2017 7:00AM

Canada's 150th anniversary celebrationThe National Ballet of Canada’s Artistic Director Karen Kain recently announced Dance Mosaic: Canada 150. To celebrate Toronto’s vibrant and diverse dance community, several organizations have been invited to attend a special, free performance of The Nutcracker on Friday, December 8 in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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‘The Dancer’ film to open in U.S. and Canada

Posted on: 10/30/2017 12:01PM

French feature film by Stéphanie Di GiustoThe Dancer, a French feature film by Stéphanie Di Giusto, will be released in the U.S. and Canada in select theaters beginning December 1, 2017. Inspired by the lives of dance legends Loïe Fuller and Isadora Duncan, the film captures two seminal figures in the history of modern dance and theatrical performance.

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Ballet Kelowna launches 15th Season

Posted on: 9/24/2017 2:30PM

Ballet Kelowna 2017-18 Season LaunchBallet Kelowna in the south of Canada’s British Columbia is once again offering a preview of the season’s dancers and upcoming performances. It will present its 4th Annual Launch event on Thursday, October 5 from 7–8 p.m. Hosted by Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando, this event is open to the public and provides a unique opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with Ballet Kelowna.

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Canada's Danse Danse unveils 20th Season

Posted on: 8/23/2017 8:15AM

Alisia Pobega and Brett Andrew Taylor in Rose of JerichoThe 2017–18 Season marks Danse Danse’s 20th Anniversary—20 years of discoveries, enjoyment and continuous evolution. This year’s program features 15 shows and 14 companies, including six from Quebec, one from Norway, one from Finland, and special guests from New York, Vancouver, Barcelona, London and Taiwan, presented at Place des Arts.

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Living Ritual to gather Indigenous artists

Posted on: 7/11/2017 5:00PM

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre to present International Indigenous Performing Arts FestivalKaha:wi Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading performing arts companies based in Toronto, will soon host Living Ritual, an international Indigenous performing arts festival. The special event will see artists from across Turtle Island (Canada, United States), Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Australia gather to network, perform, celebrate, promote and dialogue about Indigenous artistic practice.

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Miles Faber works on dance-heavy Disney film

Posted on: 6/15/2017 7:30AM

Canadian dancer Miles FaberThe Disney Channel recently began production on a new TV movie musical named Zombies. Featuring choreography by Christopher Scott, it will follow the story of teen zombies from “Zombietown.” So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 1 Runner-up Miles Faber joined the cast.

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Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg tours for 40th

Posted on: 4/12/2017 7:00AM

Eifman Ballet of St. PetersburgEifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia is set to launch a North American Tour on May 11-13 in Toronto, ON, Canada. The company will present Boris Eifman’s Red Giselle, which the San Francisco Chronicle previously called “one of the great dramatic ballets of the 20th century.”

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Gauthier Dance touring to Canada and NYC

Posted on: 3/1/2017 7:00AM

NIJINSKI by Marco GoeckeJust a few days after Gauthier Dance in Germany celebrates its first decade with the anniversary production BIG FAT TEN, the company will leave to tour North America. The tour starts in the Canadian capital Ottawa before taking to New York City. The company hopes to conquer the Big Apple with seven shows of Marco Goecke's award-winning NIJINSKI at The Joyce Theater in Manhattan.

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Ballet BC announces 2017 auditions

Posted on: 1/11/2017 7:00AM

Ballet auditions NYC MontréalFor the 2017-18 Season, Ballet BC is looking for full-time artists and apprentices, as well as young dancers to participate in the company’s Summer Dance Intensive. To fill these spots, the 30-year-old ballet company based in Vancouver, Canada, will hold auditions in New York City and Montréal, QC.

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KDT premieres ‘Re-Quickening’ in Toronto

Posted on: 3/16/2016 8:05AM

Re-QuickeningKaha:wi Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, led by multi award-winning Artistic Director Santee Smith, presents a bold, timely, sonically and visually arresting interdisciplinary performance entitled Re-Quickening for its 2016 dance season in April/May.

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Canadian study to assess dance’s effects on mental health

Posted on: 3/11/2016 11:00AM

Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio gives grant for Canadian studyBody Wrappers/Angelo Luzio recently announced that it would fund a Canadian study on dance and its effects on mental health. The groundbreaking study includes the National Centre for Dance Therapy in partnership with Les Grand Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, McGill University and York University of Canada.

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National Ballet of Canada unveils 65th Season

Posted on: 3/1/2016 10:00AM

National Ballet of Canada 2016-2017 SeasonThe National Ballet of Canada recently announced it’s 2016-17 Season. The programming for the 65th Anniversary Season includes the world premiere of Pinocchio by Will Tuckett, the Canadian premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire by John Neumeier, the North American premiere of Genus by Wayne McGregor, plus tours to New York City and Ottawa.

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Ballet Kelowna presents 'Boundless'

Posted on: 2/3/2016 9:00AM

Ballet Kelowna presents BoundlessBallet Kelowna is a 14-year-old company bringing dance to British Columbia and the Canadian west. It is celebrating the New Year with a mixed repertory program entitled Boundless, which will be presented at three venues in February and March. Showcasing the artistry of four distinct choreographers—including former National Ballet of Canada dancer Matjash Mrozewski and Kelowna’s own award-winning Joshua Beamish—the evening is replete with themes of youthful vitality and burgeoning love.

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Registration open for RAD Dance Challenge

Posted on: 12/23/2015 9:45AM

Royal Academy of Dance Challenge Canada 2016Calling all Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) students in Canada! In 2016, the RAD Dance Challenge is coming to Toronto’s Betty Oliphant Theatre in early April and Vancouver’s Scotiabank Dance Centre in late May. A two-day competition for young classical ballet dancers age 18 and under, the event culminates in a showcase of solo performances.

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Canada's leading summer dance fest returns

Posted on: 7/24/2015 9:00AM

Heather OgdenThe Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (FASS) returns July 29-August 8 under the helm of Guillaume Côté. It will present performances by Gauthier Dance, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal and artists from New York City Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada and Kidd Pivot.

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Montréal's BJM plans to tour Mediterranean

Posted on: 7/2/2015 9:30AM

BJM in Cayetano Soto’s Zero In OnCanadian contemporary dance powerhouse Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM) is heading to the Mediterranean for two weeks this month. Beginning with two performances at the Teatro Romano in Verona, Italy, the dancers will then present a show in Montauban, France before heading to Spain for three evenings before moving on to Sisteron in southern France.

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RWB to present 'The Faerie Queen'

Posted on: 4/1/2015 9:00AM

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet in The Faerie QueenFantasy meets visually exquisite dance in choreographer John Alleyne’s The Faerie Queen – A Ballet Based On A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which will be presented by Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) this month. In this full-length ballet based on Henry Purcell’s opera of the same name, and on Shakespeare’s magical comedy, audiences will explore contrasting elements and see what happens when they collide with one another.

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Canada's Ballet Kelowna concludes season

Posted on: 3/25/2015 9:00AM

Canadian dance company Ballet KelownaBallet Kelowna will close its 2014-15 Season with two world premieres and one company premiere from some of the country’s leading contemporary ballet choreographers—James Kudelka, Shawn Hounsell and Ballet Kelowna’s own Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando—in Forward: A Mixed Repertory Programme at the Kelowna Community Theatre on April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

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Canada's Alberta Ballet performs in Houston

Posted on: 1/27/2015 9:15AM

Canada's Alberta Ballet in Love Lies BleedingFrom January 30–February 1, Houston Ballet will present Alberta Ballet as part of the Cullen Series. Under the artistic direction of Jean Grand-Maître, Alberta Ballet will perform Love Lies Bleeding, a celebration of the music of rock legend Sir Elton John and his writing partner Bernie Taupin.

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Houston Ballet touring to Detroit and Canada

Posted on: 10/29/2014 9:05AM

Houston Ballet in La BayadèreThis weekend, Houston Ballet will tour to Detroit, Michigan for the first time to perform at the Detroit Opera House on Saturday and Sunday (November 1 and 2) in Ai-Gul Gaisina’s staging of Giselle. Then in late April 2015, Houston Ballet will return to Canada to perform Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s acclaimed staging of La Bayadère in Calgary and Edmonton.

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Ballet BC presents triple bill in Montreal

Posted on: 12/16/2014 9:00AM

Ballet BC in A.U.R.A.Vancouver-based Ballet BC has established a reputation as an ascending force in contemporary ballet on the international scene ever since the dancer and choreographer Emily Molnar was named artistic director. This Canadian company will offer Montreal audiences three hidden treasures from Europe in its upcoming triple bill, featuring works by Medhi Walerski, Jacopo Godani and Johan Inger.

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