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We are only 14 days away from DanceWeekend 25th Anniversary Edition!

Only 15 days until DanceWeekend 25th Anniversary Edition!

Today we are featuring commissioned artist Shameka Blake and her company Artists in Motion (AIM). She will be presenting her commissioned work "Child Soldier" at the following dates and times:

Friday January 19 - 8:55pm
​Saturday January 20 - 3:30pm
Sunday January 21 - 3:00pm

Don't miss this world premiere!

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16 days until DanceWeekend 25th Anniversary Edition!

Catch a performance by Gadfly on Saturday January 20 at 6:35pm!

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Our signature movement is rooted in Urban and Contemporary physicality, depth of theme: dance storytelling that sits in the sweet spot between artistry and entertainment.

​Happy New Year! We can't believe that we are only 17 days away from the 25th Anniversary Edition of DanceWeekend!

Today we would like to introduce Ritmo Flamenco! They will be kicking off the show on Friday January 19 at 7pm!

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George Brown Dance alumnus Nobahar Dadui has been cast as the lead performer in Cirque du Soleil’s exciting new production Crystal -  A breakthrough ice experience. Nobahar is a graduate of the 2013 Dance Preparation program and spoke about how George Brown Dance prepared her to take on this lead role.

29 days until DanceWeekend 25th Anniversary Edition!

Today we would like to feature the Ryerson School of Performance, Dance Program.
They will be performing on Saturday January 20 at 1:30pm!

 

 

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The Canada Dance Festival will not be happening in 2018 as the annual event looks to find ways to make up lost grant money.

The festival has been showcasing Canadian dance in the Ottawa area for three decades in a partnership with the National Arts Centre.

It said in a news release on Wednesday that it's lost too much funding in the last two years and doesn't have enough cash to pay its staff.

TDT have recently returned home after two weeks touring in Columbia.
They fell in love with the country and its friendly people and were touched and encouraged by the warm response to our work.

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