MEMBERS' EVENTS THIS WEEK
Simcoe Contemporary Dancers
@ the Winchester St Theatre
Older & Reckless Together
@ Dancemakers Centre for Creation
Kate Nankrvis & Simon Renaud
present She Was
@ the Citadel
Happy (Early) International Tap Dance Day!
There will be two terrific opportunities to celebrate tap dancing this month:
2nd Annual Tap Picnic in Trinity Bellwoods Park on May 26th, hosted by Dianne Montgomery - Bring a blanket, good food and your shoes and let's relax and enjoy the afternoon with casual performances and jam!
Studio owners and teachers! Bring your group and participate with informal performances--we would love to have you! All levels welcome!
135 Years of Bojangles in 135 Minutes! An afternoon Intermediate/Advanced tap workshops on May 25th, produced by Jessica Westerman at The Tap Dance Centre! All ages welcome! All registrants receive a Tappy Tees tote bag! Please go to www.TappyTees.com/bojangles for more information!
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City of Toronto/Toronto Arts Council Creating Value with Increased Investment in the Arts
Toronto Arts Council has released the City of Toronto/Toronto Arts Council report Creating Value with Increased Investment in the Arts
, which identifies and targets immediate arts funding principles and priorities and longer term programs and goals. This report was created following the City of Toronto's unanimous vote (April 4, 2013) to allocate a $6 million increase to arts and culture funding, from revenues generated through the Billboard tax, $4 million of which is directed to Toronto Arts Council's grants program. This is an important first step towards realizing the City's commitment to $25 per capita arts funding.
The consultations were held in collaboration with Toronto Cultural Services, Beautifulcity.ca, and the Creative Capital Advisory Committee. Between April 5 and 18, more than 300 people attended 9 consultation sessions held in locations throughout the city.
Toronto Arts Council
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program and forge a strategic partnership with ArtReach Toronto
investing $300,000 to support
youth-led arts initiatives.
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CIUT 89.5 FM
Front Row: Alan Page, Andrya Duff, Roshanak Jaberi
Back Row: Samara Thompson, Beverley Daurio, Ted Fox
On Evi-Dance: Saturday May 18 @ 2pm
Sarah Murphy-Dyson, a former Royal Winnipeg Ballet First Soloist, a Gemini award-winning Actress and Movie Stunt Double. Talks about her piece Naked Ballerina showing May 26, 7pm, in the SoulOTheatre Festival, featuring 7 top performer/playwrights from North America. Festival takes place May 23-26 2013 at The Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street East.
, Co-Artistic Director of the 15th Annual Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival
. Takes place Thursday May 30 to Sunday June 2 2013, at the River Run Centre, Co-operators Hall, 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph, and other venues. http://www.guelphdance.ca/
Discover our new website at www.evidanceradio.com
You can search and listen to the podcasts of all our shows since May 3 2009 on our website at www.evidanceradio.com. Also on the site are complete bios of the hosts, information on Evidance, and dance reviews.
Ted Fox(Producer, Host), received a special Dance Ontario Award in 2006 for Exceptional Contribution to the Dance Community, and the Graham Cable Television Award for Outstanding Arts Program, for In the Wings (1987).
Roshanak Jaberi is a Toronto-based Iranian-Canadian dancer and choreographer, who specializes in the folkloric and contemporary dances of West Africa and is dedicated to creating and presenting socially conscious work through the art of storytelling.
Samara Thompson is a choreographer and dance educator and Dance Ontario board member, specializing in the integration of computer technology with contemporary dance.
Andrya Duff is a graduate of the three-year dance intensive at Newfoundland Dance Academy. She went on to study at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre.
International Dance Day 2013 at Toronto Pearson International Airport
On Saturday April 27th, 2013 The Dance Ontario Youth Board (DOYB)
another spectacular presentation for International Dance Day Celebrations
at Toronto Pearson International Airport. This year DOYB presented five Youth
Dance Companies including Cadence Dance Studio, City Dance Corps
Pre-Professional Training Program, Randolph Dance Crew, The Dance Place
Jade's Hip Hop Academy Performance Company
Over 70 dancers ages 8-18
electrified audiences of international and Canadian travellers, airport
staff and patrons of dance at Terminal 1 Arrivals. Dancers displayed a
wide variety of dance genres from Tap to Ballet, Afro Jazz, Contemporary
and Hip Hop in solo, duo and group performances from 12-5pm. Select solos
and duos also made a special flash mob style presentation at International
Arrivals surprising and delighting audiences waiting for their loved ones
Chair of DOYB, Jade Jager Clark
hosted the event with DOYB members Una
Now in its 5th year of ongoing partnership with the GTAA
IDD at Pearson
has become an annual showcase of young Canadian Talent on a very unique
platform that truly gives dancers an unforgettable experience!
Images of Cadence Dance Studio performers by Jade Jager Clark
Eric Parker Exhibit @ Balzacs
Image: Eric Parker Opening @ Balzacs by Eric Parker
DR. MENAKA THAKKAR
2013 Laureate for Dance of the Governor General's
Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement
On April 10, 2013, Dr. Menaka Thakkar was named a 2013 laureate of the prestigious Governor General's Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA)
for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Laureate individuals are honoured for their outstanding body of work and enduring contribution to the performing arts in Canada.
Created in 1992 under the distinguished patronage of the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, these prestigious awards are presented annually to Canadians whose accomplishments have inspired and enriched the cultural life of our country. The Awards are regarded as the ultimate recognition in Canada's performing arts."The Governor General's Performing Arts Awards
is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate not only the careers of notable artists, but also those who give of their time, talent and resources to the arts," said His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. "I look forward to welcoming all the laureates to Rideau Hall and to acknowledging their contributions as cultural ambassadors."
Menaka Thakkar is being honoured for her work in dance, along with five other artists in theatre, music, and film. The Governor General's Performing Arts Award follows a previous major award for Menaka Thakkar, the Canada Council Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts
which was presented in fall 2012. These two awards along with an Honourary Doctorate (D.Litt) from York University in 1993 mark the first time an artist from outside western dance has received these honours. The 2013 laureates will be honoured at various events in Ottawa from May 30 to June 1. On May 30, the recipients will be introduced in the House of Commons, and will then attend a parliamentary reception. On May 31, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Awards at a special ceremony and reception at Rideau Hall. On June 1, the National Arts Centre will host a sparkling Gala to celebrate the 2013 recipients, a star-studded celebration featuring superb performances, evocative film portraits, and personal tributes by guest stars.
All Canadians can take part in the excitement by watching the red carpet portion of the evening, which will be live streamed on the National Arts Centre's website at www.nac-cna.ca.
Tickets for the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Gala
on Saturday, June 1, 2012 are on sale to the general public on as of Wednesday April 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time at the NAC Box Office and through Ticketmaster, 1-888-991-2787 or www.ticketmaster.ca. For more information visit the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation
website: www.ggpaa.ca (English) or www.pggas.ca (French).
PASO/ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL ONTARIO ARTS DAYS MEETINGS
In recent weeks artists from across Ontario have been meeting with MPPs regarding sustaining funding for the Ontario Arts Council. Participants recommended by PASO members from within their own memberships resident in specific constituencies have now met with 32 MPPs - 16 Liberal (including 4 Cabinet Ministers), 10 Progressive Conservative and 6 New Democrat.
At the meetings, there were 10 advocates from the dance community.
We will endeavour to further develop these relationships and advocate for the broader arts community for increases in funding for the sector in the leadup to an anticipated provincial election.
SOCAN & RE:SOUND
Members who use music to teach will be receiving their invoices for SOCAN
licensing fees (covering composers of music) for 2013 in December. Please remit payment promptly.
In recent weeks, established studios have been receiving notices from Re:Sound
regarding licenses required for all uses of recorded music to accompany dance lessons. This comes under the Tariff #6 and was authorized by the Copyright Board of Canada. Originally called Neighbouring Rights, Re:Sound will be collecting license fees currently set at a flat rate of $23.42 annually on behalf of producers of music and performers. For additional information go to www.cb-cda.gc.ca or www.resound.ca
Dance Ontario will continue to monitor this situation but given the comparatively modest licensing fee, is not looking at negotiating a group licensing agreement with Re:Sound at this time.
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Dance Ontario would like to encourage members to take part in ArtsBuild's new program offerings.
This would include Lynda.com an online learning site that offers everything from basic excel and MS office, through project management and graphics/design. Dance Ontario members can take advantage of this offer at the very low price of $150. Choose from a selection of over 1600 courses.
Dance Ontario has contributed to the development of these programs through our role on the ArtsBuild Advisory Committee.
BC has fallen in love with Ballet Jorgen Canada's Swan Lake
In the words of Artistic Director and CEO Bengt Jorgen, "people are falling in love with our production of Swan Lake all across British Columbia! We have now performed Swan Lake in Duncan, Nelson, Vernon, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, and Burns Lake and the response has been truly overwhelming. We sold out in Burns Lake, Vernon, Nelson, as well as Kitimat. In Terrace we had to stop selling tickets because we were at a technical sell out and our performance in Prince Rupert drove the best ticket sales the theatre has had in decades, maybe ever for professional dance."
- Barrie: Jessica Julien/Bodies In Motion Dance Company
- Hamilton: Shades of Araby
Leisa Whalen & Leisa's School of Dance
Donna Bender & Unlock Unleash Control by Centre Stage Dance Studio Inc.
Margie Riddell & Ms Margie's Dance Classes
Summer Leitch & Dorit Osher/Contemporary Dance Collective
Eric Lariviere & Flato Markham Theatre
Stefanie Koziar Chehade
Rhanda Jones & Amanda Pye/ReActive Dance Theatre
- New Hamburg:
Donna Bender & Centre Stage Dance Studio Inc.
Jose Angel Carret of Danza Corpus (Cuba)
Kerri-Ann Hutton & No.369 Dance Collective Org
Bill Elliott & Orangeville Fiddle & Step Dance Camp
Claire Berry & Connect Contemporary Dance Organization
Julie Crabtree & Compagnie de danse Jsquared Dance Company
- Sudbury:Robin Joyal & The Sound Solution
Gong Chen & Yun Dance Company
Alyssa Martin & Rock Bottom Movement
Justin De Bernardi
Denise Mireau & The Studio for Movement
Ming-Bo Lam & Miscellum Dance Collective
Anita Vandenger & Personal Best Physiotherapy & Pilates
Aviva Fleising & Tziporah Productions
Toronto Social Dance School
Iden Ford Photography
Zahira & Dragonfly Bellydance
- Vaughan: Mimi Starikova & Int'l Ballroom Dance Association
- Waterdown: Melanie Hedden-Perron & Rising Star Performing Arts
- Calgary (ALBERTA):Joanne Baker & Decidedly Jazz Danceworks