We are Canada's national network supporting the creation and distribution of contemporary dance. Our 46 members across the country are professional dance presenters. Members cooperate on commissioning and touring projects, showcases and professional development. Through these activities, the network furthers the Canadian public's access to dance and enjoyment of dance events.
2020-21 Creative Exchange Project Annoucement
CanDance has awarded funds to Project 686 km Artistic Exchange, supported by Made in BC Dance on Tour and The Fluid Festival. PROJECT 686km Artistic Exchange considers the distance between the creative centres of Calgary and Vancouver, and offers a roadmap for creative exchange for emerging Artists of Colour who are living and creating in each centre. Calgary dance artists Sabrina Naz Comanescu, Jason Galeos, and Jessica McMann were selected by three Vancouver dance artists: Eric Cheung, Kristy Janvier, and Zahra Shahab. The group will participate in an artist exchange which provides time, financial support, mentorship, and the potential that comes with the synergy of a creative exchange across provincial borders.
2020-21 Creation Fund Announcement
The Small Scale Creation Fund has been awarded to Naishi Wang (Canada) and Jean Abreu (England, Konzept Arts & Ideas), for DECIPHERS. This duet will investigate cultural links, post colonial histories, the embodiment of the migrant experience, and the transforming nature of human identity. Presenting partners are MAI Montréal, arts interculturels (Montréal, lead presenter), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and PuSh Festival (Vancouver). Dance Dramaturg Guy Cools will contribute to the creative development of the work.
The Large Scale Creation Fund has been awarded to Yvon "Crazy Smooth" Soglo, for In My Body, supported by producing partner Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV (Montreal). Through the lens of an 11-dancer multiracial, intergenerational b-boy/b-girl cast, In My Body will explore the depth and breadth of experiences of aging within the street dance community. Presenting partners are Brian Webb Dance Company (Edmonton, lead presenter), Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse), Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff), Canadian Stage and dance Immersion (Toronto). Among the artistic collaborators are spoken word artist Alejandro Rodriquez, and DJ Shash’U (composer).
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