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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 is delighted to announce the addition of two new staff members.

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.

Catch DanceWeekend'17 commissions by Alyssa Martin/Rock Bottom Movement Dolphin and Ryan Lee Less at the upcoming Summerworks, Aug 3-13, 2017!
summerworks.ca
Not to be missed!

Dear friends and colleagues,   The company is just back from a tour to Japan and South Africa where we presented Transhumance, a 20-sheep version of Les moutons in the context of the company's 20th Anniversary.   

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:-
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
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: 
($10,000 prize)

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