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Adult Modern Classes with Meredith Thompson at CCDT

Get your tickets for Movement in Time on October 14th at Harbourfront

By |September 22nd, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

Applications are now open for the Indigenous Culture Fund

Applications are now available for all three funding programs under the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF). The ICF programs for individuals and organizations have been established to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, culture and way of life.

ICF Small Grants

  • What this program supports: Short-term community, culture and way-of-life projects in Ontario with grants of up to $5,000.
  • Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations, groups and individuals. First-time applicants, youth and Elders are all encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline: Applications accepted year-round.
  • Full details on this program.

ICF Project Grants for Individuals, Groups and Collectives

  • What this program supports: Larger community, culture and way-of-life projects in Ontario, with up to $30,000 for short-term projects and up to $60,000 for long-term projects.
  • Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations, groups and individuals.
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017 at 1 p.m.
  • Full details on this program.

ICF Project Grants for Organizations

  • What this program supports: Large-scale projects undertaken by Indigenous organizations in Ontario, with up to $60,000 for short-term projects and up to $120,000 for long-term projects.
  • Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations – including not-for profits, schools, service organizations, community centres, councils and more.
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017 at 1 p.m.
  • Full details on this program.

About ICF

This fund is part of the Government of Ontario’s response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The OAC and Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) acknowledge and thank all of the survivors, their relations and the TRC.

ICF was created through a process of extensive outreach and collaboration with Indigenous communities across Ontario. ICF exists to support cultural priorities and activities as defined by Indigenous peoples and communities, including on and off-reserve, urban, rural and remote.

The goals of ICF programs are to:

  • Support the vitality and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis expression and ways of life.
  • Create opportunities for Indigenous people to continue community building.
  • Support community-based activities that foster well-being and resilience for Indigenous peoples of all ages.
  • Support Indigenous peoples to engage in and share cultural practices, knowledge and learning.
  • Support Indigenous language revitalization.

The process of engagement is an ongoing one. If you have feedback on ICF, we would like to hear from you.

Click here to sign up for news about ICF.

The ICF Team

This new fund is administered by Indigenous staff members at the OAC, on behalf of the Province of Ontario through the MTCS.

If you have any questions about the ICF programs, please contact:

Kateri Gauthier
Indigenous Culture Fund
Program Administrator
1-800-387-0058, ext. 7424

Darlene Naponse
Indigenous Community
Engagement Developer

Erika Iserhoff (after October 2, 2017)
Indigenous Culture Fund
Grants Facilitator
Erika’s contact information will be
available as of October 2, 2017.

Janine Manning
Manager of the Indigenous Culture Fund
1-800-387-0058, ext.7469

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The Indigenous Culture Fund is part of Ontario’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We thank the Commission and all the survivors who shared their stories for pointing the way forward.

Soundstreams and Michael Greyeyes offer a FREE season preview at the Gardiner Museum September 22


Take a journey through the past, present, and future of Canadian music as Soundstreams kicks off its 35th season in style tonight at the Gardiner Museum! The evening features a sneak-peak into the making of a brand new dance piece by actor, director, educator and award-winning choreographer Michael Greyeyes, which premieres at SoundstreamsNorthern Encounters concert on October 16 at Koerner Hall.

Soundstreams invites you to join in the celebrations with prize giveaways and special musical performances, complemented by a docent-led tour of the Gardiner’s Canadian Odyssey of Lord Milton and its collection of Canadian historical ceramics in our European Porcelain Galleries.

September  22, 2017 at 7 P.M.
The Gardiner Museum
111 Queen’s Park, Toronto ON

Reserved seats are only $7 with pay-what-you-can and FREE options available : Tickets

Michael Caldwell’s FACTORY opens at the Citadel tonight

Citadel + Compagnie (C+C) launches its 2017/18 Bright Nights season with the world premiere of Factory, which the company describes as a stirring contemporary dance work examining the riotous disruption of a hyper-connected society.

Co-produced by MLC Dance and pounds per square inch performance (lbs/sq”), Factory is the first full-length project from Toronto choreographer  Michael Caldwell.  In Factory, two-time the Dora Award-winning choreographer has teamed up with Gemini award-winning composer  Phil Strong to construct a dizzying sonic universe – a place of intense social connectivity lacking real human interaction.

Toronto dancers:  Lori Duncan, Louis Laberge-Côté, Benjamin Landsberg, Kaitlin Standeven, and Heidi Strauss converge and come apart through idiosyncratic, impulse-driven movements, dismantling form and decoding layers of meaning with distinct interpretation. A meditation on the political and societal realities of the attainment and abuse of power, Factory offers a mesmerizing dioramic view of the here and now.

by Citadel + Compagnie
September 20 -23, 2017 (Wednesday through Saturday) 8:00 PM
$20 -$25

The Citadel; Ross Centre for Dance
304 Parliament Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2Z6

To order tickets, click HERE


By |September 20th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

Audition in Varna? Yoga for performers in London? Dancing Opportunities await!

Dreaming of dancing in Varna? This week’s DANCING OPPORTUNITIES are perfect for you! As alway, click on the header to go through to the full listing:

Audition Notice State Opera Varna

Varna State Opera (Bulgaria) is holding an audition for  male and female dancers. A high level in classical dance is required. Where: Varna Opera House, Varna, Bulgaria When: 10:00 AM, October 2, 2017 Deadline for applications: September 29, 2017 To apply please send your CV, photos and videos until latest December 10, 2016 to balletofvarna@gmail.com.

NOD Workshop With Theo Tj Lowe

NOD International Contemporary dance Program invites professional dancers to join 5 intensive days with THEO TJ LOWE When: October 23 – 27 Schedule: h: 9,30/10,45 ballet class Wednesday and Friday Wednesday and Friday h: 11,00/14,30 Theo TJ Lowe work Monday, Tuesday and Thursday h: 10,00/13,30 Theo TJ Lowe work Where: Centro Danza Royal – Italy

I.D. Night Open Call

This season I.D is a unique and exciting opportunity for all up and coming artists from every art form to have their work profiled. I.D. Night: Open Call is an opportunity for emerging artists of all genres to display their work as part of a scratch night based at The Courtyard Hereford.

Sport&Science with Patrick Rump

Sport&Science with Patrick Rump Where: Art Factory International, Via della Casa Buia 4/A Bologna, Italy When: 13 – 16 November 2017 / 10 am to 16pm With a background in Martial Arts competing for the German National Karate Team, Patrick has a particular interest in the application of Sports Science, Sports Medicine and Educational Science.

NOD Intensive Led By James Finnemore

NOD is happy to Invite you to the  Intensive 5 days led by JAMES FINNEMORE When: October 16 -20 / Schedule: h: 10,00/13,30 Where: Centro Danza Royal Via San Marino 89/14, Torino, Italy James Finnemore After graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, James undertook a graduate apprenticeship with Hofesh Shechter Company.

Open Call 2018 Artists In Residence

AADK Spain invites artists and researchers from all disciplines who wish to produce works related to AADK’s primary lines of research – Body, Territory and Spatiality – with this call in particular emphasising the idea of “Spatiality”. Centro Negra, the site of AADK Spain, is located in the town of Blanca.

Anatomy in Motion and at Rest Free Workshop

This workshop aims to help performers look after themselves to avoid injury or stress. Leon Baugh will introduce you to some basic massage techniques and Anatomy in Motion exercises which can be used to warm up or warm down in the rehearsal room.

Recovery Room Free Workshop

Being involved in theatre and performance often involves periods of intense activity and high adrenaline levels which can result in feelings of depletion or ‘burn out’. Led by Angelika Grohmann, who has taught Yoga full time for over 25 years, this workshop will focus on restorative postures, breathing exercises and some basic meditation techniques.

Making Dance Happen Call Out For Collaborators

Making Dance Happen is running our third project in Peru in early 2018. We now have three spaces open for dance artists to join us for a month of dance activities in Chincha Alta, Peru. We collaborate closely with a local NGO, Social Creativa on providing a dance programme that functions as a summer school.

lbs/sq” presents The Apology Project at Harbourfront this weekend

Choreographer Gerry Trentham also appears at Harbourfront  this weekend, with his highly-anticipated  The Apology Project. Performed together with dancer, Kevin Ormsby and set in a landscape of art works by visual artist, Kaersten Colvin-Woodruff, projections by Toronto filmmaker Valerie Buhagiar, and lighting design by Simon Rossiter, The Apology Project interrogates the falling body from triumph, the shame of the oppressed, and the oppressor searching for the apology that can release a body’s endless legacy of violence.

“…artistic risk justified by a thought – provoking experience.”
Susan Walker, The Toronto Star

The Apology Project
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 8pm
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 8pm
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 8pm

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

Tickets on sale at Harbourfront Centre Theatre Box Office (416) 973-4000 or  HERE

By |September 19th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

Belinda McGuire performs WALTZ SLAUGHTERHOUSE REQUIEM at Harbourfront on Friday, September 22

“McGuire has the kind of preternatural talent that makes her a turbulent force onstage. You watch McGuire and you think: Ah yes, I see how dance is singular, fascinating and relevant.”
 Martha Schabas, The Globe and Mail (04-10-16)

Belinda McGuire performs two world premieres: Waltz by Sylvain Émard and  her own Slaughterhouse/Requiem at the Fleck Theatre as part of NextSteps this weekend. The production features: music by Martin Tétreault, Alfredo de Angelis, Michael Gordon and Arvo Pärt, lighting by André Rioux and Solomon Weisbard, costume by McGuire and François St-Aubin, projections by Michael F. Bergmann and a set by McGuire. Post-show talkbacks will follow both performances.  This is a not-to-be-missed production.

Waltz/Slaughterhouse Requiem
Presented by Belinda McGuire Dance Projects in association with Harbourfront Centre.
Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay West
3rd Floor, Queen’s Quay Terminal
Toronto, ON M5J 1A7

Friday September 22, 2017

12:30pm and 8pm
TICKETS:  $15-$38*

*$38 regular*; $15 tickets available to those age 29 or younger and full-time students through Harbourfront Centre’s “Culturebreak”; 20% discount is afforded to arts workers, seniors and groups. *plus HST and service charges.

To purchase tickets call:  416 973 4000 or CLICK HERE


By |September 19th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

D’LYFE offers Caribbean Dance class for children and youth this fall

Lucy Rupert and Newton Moraes at Free Flow Dance in Saskatoon next week

Free Flow Dance Theatre Company presents the Works in Progress New Dance Series showing on September 23rd, 2017  at the Free Flow Dance Centre.

If you’re out West this week, it’s a great opportunity  to view brand new contemporary dance works by innovative professional and emerging Canadian choreographers at this one of a kind dance series in Saskatoon.

Hear the choreographers speak about their process, see the new work and participate in the development by submitting your written feedback.

Rupert and Moraes are also offering workshops at Free Flow on September 24th.

Featured Choreographers
Newton Moraes – Toronto
Lucy Rupert – Toronto
Kristy Janvier – Flin Flon
Marcus Merasty – Winnipeg
Alex Hartshorn – Regina
Free Flow Dance Theatre – Saskatoon

Works in Progress Dance Series
Sept 23rd, 2017
Free Flow Dance Centre 224 25th St. W.
Doors at 7:30pm Show at 8pm
Tickets: $20 – Available at the door
Free tickets are available through the Affinity Credit Union FREE Low Income Ticket program. Please find the info HERE.


By |September 15th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|