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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.

Alison Robson, performer, in <em>A Way In</em>, 2011, choreography by Natasha Torres-Garner. Photo: Leif Norman.

Artist Story

Distorted Dance

Read about the Winnipeg dancer who put a creative twist on the broken telephone game. The result: a coast-to-coast online dance project.

Serge Bennathan (Michael Slobodian)

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.

Joseph L Rotman

News Release

Canada Council honours the memory and contributions of Chair Joseph L. Rotman

Ottawa, January 27, 2015 – The Canada Council is deeply saddened at the news of the passing of our Chair, Mr. Joseph L. Rotman. We...

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

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

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…