Coastal First Nations Dance Festival
In March, CanDance coordinated a trip for ten member presenters to attend the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival to learn more about Indigenous dance practices. It was an immersive and enriching experience. We are grateful to Artistic and Executive Director Margaret Grenier and Festival Coordinator Kristina Lemieux, who planned an artist discussion session, Hoop dance workshop, pre-event anti-oppression workshop, and welcomed us at all the performances. Participant feedback has been very positive, and we will seek opportunities for future professional development trips.
2017/18 Creative Exchange Project (CEP) Awarded to REMIX
Congratulations to our 2017-18 Creative Exchange Project presenters: Studio 303 (Montreal), Neighbourhood Dance Works (St. John’s) and Mile Zero Dance (Edmonton). Their project, REMIX, invites choreographers to reinvent and reshape existing choreography in an exciting cross country exchange.
Creation Fund 2016-17 announcements
Congratulations to our successful Creation Fund applicants! The Large Investment commission is for a work by Virginie Brunelle titled À la douleur que j’ai (To the Pain that Lingers) and supported by CanDance co-presenters Agora de la danse, the Banff Centre, the Vancouver International Dance Festival and Theatre Junction. The National Arts Centre has also previously contributed to the development of Virginie’s piece. The Small Investment fund will support the creation of Paul-André Fortier’s Solo 70. CanDance co-presenters for this project are Festival Transamérique, Agora de la danse, the National Arts Centre and Dancing on the Edge.
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