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Ballet BC announces 2017 auditions

Posted on: 1/11/2017 7:00AM

Ballet auditions NYC MontréalFor the 2017-18 Season, Ballet BC is looking for full-time artists and apprentices, as well as young dancers to participate in the company’s Summer Dance Intensive. To fill these spots, the 30-year-old ballet company based in Vancouver, Canada, will hold auditions in New York City and Montréal, QC.


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KDT premieres ‘Re-Quickening’ in Toronto

Posted on: 3/16/2016 8:05AM

Re-QuickeningKaha:wi Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, led by multi award-winning Artistic Director Santee Smith, presents a bold, timely, sonically and visually arresting interdisciplinary performance entitled Re-Quickening for its 2016 dance season in April/May.


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Canadian study to assess dance’s effects on mental health

Posted on: 3/11/2016 11:00AM

Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio gives grant for Canadian studyBody Wrappers/Angelo Luzio recently announced that it would fund a Canadian study on dance and its effects on mental health. The groundbreaking study includes the National Centre for Dance Therapy in partnership with Les Grand Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, McGill University and York University of Canada.


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National Ballet of Canada unveils 65th Season

Posted on: 3/1/2016 10:00AM

National Ballet of Canada 2016-2017 SeasonThe National Ballet of Canada recently announced it’s 2016-17 Season. The programming for the 65th Anniversary Season includes the world premiere of Pinocchio by Will Tuckett, the Canadian premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire by John Neumeier, the North American premiere of Genus by Wayne McGregor, plus tours to New York City and Ottawa.


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Ballet Kelowna presents 'Boundless'

Posted on: 2/3/2016 9:00AM

Ballet Kelowna presents BoundlessBallet Kelowna is a 14-year-old company bringing dance to British Columbia and the Canadian west. It is celebrating the New Year with a mixed repertory program entitled Boundless, which will be presented at three venues in February and March. Showcasing the artistry of four distinct choreographers—including former National Ballet of Canada dancer Matjash Mrozewski and Kelowna’s own award-winning Joshua Beamish—the evening is replete with themes of youthful vitality and burgeoning love.


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Registration open for RAD Dance Challenge

Posted on: 12/23/2015 9:45AM

Royal Academy of Dance Challenge Canada 2016Calling all Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) students in Canada! In 2016, the RAD Dance Challenge is coming to Toronto’s Betty Oliphant Theatre in early April and Vancouver’s Scotiabank Dance Centre in late May. A two-day competition for young classical ballet dancers age 18 and under, the event culminates in a showcase of solo performances.


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Canada's leading summer dance fest returns

Posted on: 7/24/2015 9:00AM

Heather OgdenThe Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (FASS) returns July 29-August 8 under the helm of Guillaume Côté. It will present performances by Gauthier Dance, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal and artists from New York City Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada and Kidd Pivot.


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Montréal's BJM plans to tour Mediterranean

Posted on: 7/2/2015 9:30AM

BJM in Cayetano Soto’s Zero In OnCanadian contemporary dance powerhouse Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM) is heading to the Mediterranean for two weeks this month. Beginning with two performances at the Teatro Romano in Verona, Italy, the dancers will then present a show in Montauban, France before heading to Spain for three evenings before moving on to Sisteron in southern France.


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RWB to present 'The Faerie Queen'

Posted on: 4/1/2015 9:00AM

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet in The Faerie QueenFantasy meets visually exquisite dance in choreographer John Alleyne’s The Faerie Queen – A Ballet Based On A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which will be presented by Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) this month. In this full-length ballet based on Henry Purcell’s opera of the same name, and on Shakespeare’s magical comedy, audiences will explore contrasting elements and see what happens when they collide with one another.


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Canada's Ballet Kelowna concludes season

Posted on: 3/25/2015 9:00AM

Canadian dance company Ballet KelownaBallet Kelowna will close its 2014-15 Season with two world premieres and one company premiere from some of the country’s leading contemporary ballet choreographers—James Kudelka, Shawn Hounsell and Ballet Kelowna’s own Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando—in Forward: A Mixed Repertory Programme at the Kelowna Community Theatre on April 24 at 7:30 p.m.


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Canada's Alberta Ballet performs in Houston

Posted on: 1/27/2015 9:15AM

Canada's Alberta Ballet in Love Lies BleedingFrom January 30–February 1, Houston Ballet will present Alberta Ballet as part of the Cullen Series. Under the artistic direction of Jean Grand-Maître, Alberta Ballet will perform Love Lies Bleeding, a celebration of the music of rock legend Sir Elton John and his writing partner Bernie Taupin.


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Houston Ballet touring to Detroit and Canada

Posted on: 10/29/2014 9:05AM

Houston Ballet in La BayadèreThis weekend, Houston Ballet will tour to Detroit, Michigan for the first time to perform at the Detroit Opera House on Saturday and Sunday (November 1 and 2) in Ai-Gul Gaisina’s staging of Giselle. Then in late April 2015, Houston Ballet will return to Canada to perform Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s acclaimed staging of La Bayadère in Calgary and Edmonton.


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Ballet BC presents triple bill in Montreal

Posted on: 12/16/2014 9:00AM

Ballet BC in A.U.R.A.Vancouver-based Ballet BC has established a reputation as an ascending force in contemporary ballet on the international scene ever since the dancer and choreographer Emily Molnar was named artistic director. This Canadian company will offer Montreal audiences three hidden treasures from Europe in its upcoming triple bill, featuring works by Medhi Walerski, Jacopo Godani and Johan Inger.


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