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The Board of Dancemakers announces that it will not be extending Michael Trent’s term as Artistic Director beyond July 31, 2014. The board has decided to accelerate the implementation of the company’s exciting new direction - the Incubation Production House model – by replacing the role of Artistic Director with the role of curator sooner than planned. The Board wishes to thank Trent for his eight-year tenure, which has been marked by defining moments in the life of the company.

TORONTO, ON (May 8, 2014) – Tenio Evangelista, President of the Board of Directors of Harbourfront Centre today announced the appointment of Marah Braye as the incoming Chief Executive Officer of Harbourfront Centre. Ms. Braye is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Biennale of Sydney in Sydney, Australia and has an extensive background in arts and cultural management. The Biennale is one of the world’s leading international festivals of contemporary art.

The Dance Current, published by Dance Media Group/Groupe Danse Média, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Morris to the position of Editor.

DOYB @ Pearson Airport for International Dance Day - awesome - went by in a wonderful blur!

Congratulations to the DOYB (DANCE ONTARIO YOUTH BOARD) who presented the

6th Annual INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATIONS at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The Canada Council for the Arts welcomes the appointment by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages of Simon Brault as its new Director and CEO. Mr. Brault will assume the role on June 26, 2014 for a 5-year term.


TORONTO – On April 3, 2014, as they celebrated their 40th anniversary as Canada’s leading-edge dance atelier, Dancemakers introduced its new company structure, unique in Canada and globally ahead of its time. 

Central to its new structure is the Incubator Production House (IPH), a new model that retools and re-imagines the traditional structure of contemporary dance companies in order to meet the needs of this vibrant, 21st century art form.