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About Dance

The Dance Section supports Canadian, professional dance of many cultures through policies, programs and initiatives that foster the...

dance map

Interactive, searchable map of dance in Canada

The map pinpoints more than 2500 dance-related organizations in genres that include Asian, African, Aboriginal, European, Latin, classical, folk, contemporary, urban and more. The organizations include presenters, funders, festivals, companies and dance schools. This pioneering mapping microsite is an initiative of the Canada Dance Mapping Study.

Liliona Quarmyne, dancer, in <em>Listen Where I Walk,</em> 2012, choreography by Liliona Quarmyne. Photo: Cara Jones.

Artist Story

Dancestry

Dancer Liliona Quarmyne from Antigonish, NS, explores her ancestry through dance with dance artists from around the world…

Serge Bennathan

5 Questions: Serge Bennathan, dancer, choreographer, poet

Vancouver-based Serge Bennathan has been awarded the 2014 Canada Council Jacqueline Lemieux Prize. This annual award is given to the year’s most deserving applicant from the Grants to Dance Professionals Program and Grants to Aboriginal Dance...

Who assesses

Peer assessment

Find out how the Council makes its decisions.

Rod MacIvor, Room with Sticks,  Canada Dance Festival 2013

News Release

Dancer, choreographer Tedd Robinson wins $40,000 prize for his contribution to Canadian dance

Ottawa, November 5, 2014 – Tedd Robinson, winner of the 2014 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, is a...

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

Here's a handy tool: a searchable database of past grant recipients and prize winners.

Paras Terezakis, artistic director and choreographer of Kinesis Dance, giving a <em>Beyond Technique: Expression in Dance</em> Workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2012. Photo: Rima Maroun.

Artist Story

Dance Out Loud

BC choreographer Paras Terezakis shared his expertise and made new connections at a dance conference. Learn how the Council helped.