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WORLD DANCE ALLIANCE GLOBAL ASSEMBLY
York University, Toronto
'DANCE/DIVERSITY/DIALOGUE: BRIDGING COMMUNITIES AND CULTURES'
The World Dance Alliance announces this year's Assembly, "Dance/Diversity/Dialogue: Bridging Communities and Cultures," based on the theme of diversity in dance. An international gathering of dancers, choreographers, scholars, educators, administrators and others interested in dance, representing over 20 countries, will gather for an exciting week of dance events.
Keynote speakers include Adrienne Kaeppler and Grant Strate, along with an innovative keynote panel for young people hosted by Michelle Silagy. Presentations are scheduled throughout the day on a vast range of topics that include:
--Creation and Presentation
--Education and Training
--Management and Promotion
--Research and Documentation, and
--Status and Welfare.
Workshops will be held in dance styles including African, Azerbaijani, ballet, Bharata Natyam, Brazilian, Butoh, Caribbean, Chinese, Clogging, Contemporary, Jazz, and mixed-ability dance.
Even lunch hours will be filled with dance events from Vertical Dance on the side of a building by Bird Soul Productions, to the final closing performance directed by Keeja d'Dance featuring 100 young dancers on the university common.
--Surdance Ensemble (Argentina)
--Dance Art Hong Kong (China)
--Danza Concierto (Colombia)
--Danza Abend (Costa Rica)
--Dance Theatre Group Interact (Cyprus)
--River Grass Dance Theatre (Malaysia)
--Conny Janssen Danst (Netherlands)
--Taipei Dance Circle and Dance Taipei (Taiwan)
Canadian artists include:
--Mi Young Kim Korean Dance Company
--Eryn Dace Trudell Dance Projects
WDA Global Assembly 2006
301 Accolade East
Toronto M3J 1P3 Canada