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GASTON, Dr. Anne-Marie (née Groves), who performed under the stage name of 'Anjali', died July 6, 1941 April 5, 2018. She was dancer, choreographer, writer, photographer, lecturer, teacher and traveller: Beloved wife and sister. Anne-Marie was born, raised, educated (at Lisgar Collegiate, where she was head girl) and died in Ottawa. She did her first degree at Queen's University and subsequently earned two post-graduate degrees (M.Litt., D.Phil) at Oxford University, UK.

The Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Canadian Heritage today announced $550,000 to be directed towards a wide range of undertakings to prevent harassment in the arts. The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) will play a lead role, coordinating this far-reaching series of anti-harassment initiatives in the live performing arts, visual arts and crafts, and literary arts.

Halton District School Board's annual dance festival "FLORESCENCE" Celebrating International Dance Day takes place this week. We celebrate on THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH at the New Street Education Centre, 3250 New Street in Burlington L7N 1M8 from 9:15am to 2:00pm. After the Welcoming Ceremonies, students will participate in two technique workshops from a variety of disciplines (bollywood, contemporary, flamenco, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre, rhythm/tap, urban/house) facilitated by area dance artists. The morning finishes with a Show 'n' Share session.

Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced a major change to performance categories for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards that will be implemented for next year's 40th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards in June 2019.

All performance categories for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards beginning with the 2018-19 season will be gender neutral with all binary male and female designations eliminated and replaced with gender-inclusive "Outstanding Performance" categories as applicable.

A Fond Farewell to Principal Dancer Taylor Gill

From the OTF
Today, the Ontario Trillium Foundation invites the nonprofit sector to connect with the Knowledge Centre, an online community with a shared learning environment.

This online resource hosts a discussion forum, and provides access to knowledge products including reports, videos, infographics, and more to foster community engagement, collaboration and learning. 


database update form 2018

If you have any changes to your information for the 2018 Dance Ontario Directory please send in your Database Update form by April 30, 2018.

Dance Ontario's Creative Partnership Program will provide $2,000 in production/creation support to each of two choreographers for NEW work to be premiered at DanceWeekend'19 next January. Choreographers whose membership is current at the time of submission are eligible to apply.

All forms of dance will be considered and two works each approximately 15 minutes in length will be selected.

Announcing: Arts Action Now!
Arts Action Now is Ontarians for the Arts primary activism vehicle.
We are looking for insightful, knowledgeable and proactive community leaders to volunteer as arts advocates and meet with local MPPs and Candidates. We encourage to you get involved! 

Toronto Dance Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Whitford as its new Managing Director. Ms Whitford has been working at the intersection of arts and business as an independent producer for the past decade in both Toronto and London, UK. She is currently the manager of Culture & Arts at Baycrest Health Sciences, overseeing a dynamic team of professionals who enrich older adults’ lives through cultural programming.