Dance enthusiast, writer and broadcaster Ted Fox passed away over the Holidays.
An award-winning arts broadcaster, he received the 2006 Dance Ontario Award for Exceptional Contribution to the Dance Community for his work with Evi-Dance, CIUT's unique dance radio program, which he produced and hosted until November 7 2015. He also received the 1987 Award for Outstanding Program for In the Wings, an arts program he produced and hosted for Graham Cable television. Ted had been a passionate promoter of Toronto’s theatre and dance scene since the 1980s, when he highlighted the early careers of performers and companies, including Alan and Karen Kaeja of Kaeja d’Dance, Theatre Columbus, Theatre Smith-Gilmour and Loreena McKennitt. In 1988, he continued his unique arts coverage as co-host of the CIUT radio show About Town. From 1991-1993 he served on the board of directors of DanceWorks, Toronto’s leading presenter of independent dance. In 1991-92, he co-edited the dance quarterly step-Text, a lively, informative quarterly devoted to dance and dance-related issues. He produced and hosted Evi-Dance, CIUT’s (89.5 FM) unique dance radio program. Ted was co-founder of Arts Marmalade, with Beverley Daurio.He will be greatly missed by the Toronto dance community.
Rest in Peace, Ted.