Dance Ontario's Commissioning Committee (Jesse Dell, Tina Nicolaidis, Lola Ryan, Ofilio Sinbadinho, Jennifer Watkins) has selected Shameka Blake of Artists in Motion and Riley Sims of Social Growl Dance as the recipients of the Dance Ontario Creative Partnerships for 2017/18. These unique artists will present world premieres at DanceWeekend's 25th anniversary edition at the Fleck Theatre, Harbourfront January 19 -21, 2018.
TAPA has announced the following Dora Mavor Moore award recipients in the Dance Division:
what it’s like Outstanding Production, co-produced by adelheid/Heidi Strauss and The Theatre Centre
Ylem (3 Eggs Ago) Outstanding Original Choreography Lina Cruz (DanceWorks / Throwdown Collective / Lina Cruz | Fila 13 Productions)
Kittly-Bender Outstanding Performance - Female Jennifer Dallas. (DanceWorks CoWorks)
Toronto Arts Council welcomed incoming Directors Ayo Leilani (Etmet Musa) and Ana Serrano. Ayo Leilani is the Co-Founder and Director of Toronto based music and multi media collective/ label 88 Days Of Fortune, a member of feminist based electro dub hop group, Above Top Secret (fka Abstract Random) and a solo artist under the name Witch Prophet. She is serving as the co-chair of TAC’s Music Committee.
A new Ontario Arts Council (OAC) study conducted by Nanos Research shows that Ontario residents recognize the important contribution of the arts to vibrant, livable communities.
Congratulations to Dance Ontario members nominated for Dora Mavor Moore Awards in the Dance Division. They are:-
Coleman Lemieux et Compagnie Dollhouse
DanceWorks/tiger princess productions In Search Of The Holy Chop Suey
DanceWorks/Kemi Dance Projects Kittly Bender
adelheid what it's like
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY
Karen Kaeja Crave
THE MURIEL SHERRIN AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE: