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CANADIAN DANCE ASSEMBLY CONFERENCE UPDATE

In Events on September 20, 2010 by danceumbrella

Ø Conference Registration – One week left to register in advance for the Canadian Dance Assembly’s National Conference – Planning for Change: Creating a Dynamic Future for Dance. Come and be inspired by keynote speaker Simon Brault, Vice-Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts and author of Le Facteur C

– L’avenir passe par la culture and its English counterpart, No Culture, No Future. Other conference highlights include provocative discussions around mapping the sector and cultivating a dance plan. Learn about models that have been established in other countries by listening to guest speakers Caroline Miller and Susanne Burns from the UK and also hear about the significant research that has taken place in Canada as Lorraine Hébert, from the Regroupement québécois de la danse, speaks to the work of the États Généraux.

Take a closer look at what a dance plan for Canada might entail. Play a role in the future of dance and add your voice to the conversation! Other conference topics include touring, provincial funding cuts, preservation, burn-out, diverse dance practice, and the realities of independent artists, among others.

NOTE: Registrations will be accepted throughout the conference, payment in person must be cash (exact amount) or cheque. If you plan on registering the weekend of the conference please fax in your registration form ahead of time or notify the office of your attendance in order for us to accommodate catering.

Fax: (416) 515-8445

Email: aviva@dancecanada.net

Ø View our amazing lineup!

Ø Pre-Conference dinner – For those of you who are able to join us for a pre-conference dinner, it will be held at the Watermark Irish Pub and Restaurant, Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay West – 5:30pm.
We welcome you to join in on this pre-conference gathering by the water and connect with colleagues old and new. Please confirm your attendance with our offices if you have not already done so on your registration form. aviva@dancecanada.net (note that this will be a pay your own way dinner)

Ø Performances and Events – Over the conference weekend there will be many wonderful events and performances to check out including:
Ontario Dances Platform – Sept. 23-25 (for conference participants, see how to reserve tickets below)
The Great Farini Project – Enwave Theatre – Sept. 22-25 http://www.farini.org
Water – Sashar Zarif – Theatre Centre Sept. 23 – Oct. 2
Culture Days – Sept. 24-26 http://www.culturedays.ca
D’Conversations – Metro Hall Sept. 22
shaleeka@danceimmersion.ca or 416-203-0666 for further information
Series 8:08 – Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement – Sept. 25 http://www.series808.ca

Ø All conference participants will be able to sign up to attend shows at the Ontario Dances Platform.
The Ontario Dances Platform 2010 is a curated program of dance performances and presentations that will showcase an ever expanding range and diversity of professional dance in Ontario. Hosted by CCI – Ontario Presenting Network, and in partnership with the Canadian Dance Assembly, the CanDance Network, Toronto Dance Theatre and Dancemakers, the Ontario Dances Platform is made possible by the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

In order to reserve your tickets, send in the following information to Brenda bkahura@ccio.on.ca and indicate which performances you would like to attend. (see attached schedule).

First Name:
Last Name:
Organization you represent:
Title:
Email:
Phone #:

Reserve your tickets today.
Don’t miss out on this exclusive industry event, FREE!

Ø Yoga – Start your conference days off right by attending our early bird yoga class. Bring your own mat if you like.
Located at 105 Maitland St. (conference location) from
7:45-8:30am Friday September 24 and Saturday September 25.

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