Award-Winning Contemporary Repertory Company"We want Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre to be a place of discovery where young dance artists can connect..."
- Deborah Lundmark and Michael deConinck Smith
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:00School of CCDT invites you to meet the teachers, join in a free dance class, learn about our SolarDance initiative, and buy your dancer’s new uniform during the annual Cabbagetown
Capping Off 2011 on a Winning Note!
CCDT RECEIVES TORONTO ARTS FOUNDATION’S ARTS FOR YOUTH AWARD
"This award belongs first and foremost to the more than 200 extraordinary young dancers who, over thirty years, have tirelessly pushed artistic boundaries. They inspire us every day." - Deborah Lundmark, Artistic Director.
Leading into the sixth annual Mayor's Arts Award Lunch, CCDT had been honoured to stand as a finalist for the Arts For Youth Award with sister youth arts champions, Theatre Direct and Young People’s Theatre whose combined 80 years’ contribution has made Toronto a world leader in the field. The other winners joining CCDT on stage were Jane Marsland (the Rita Davies and Margo Bindhardt Cultural Leadership Award), Dr, Trichy Sankaran (the Muriel Sherrin Award For International Achievement in Music), Adam Garnet Jones (the RBC Emerging Artist Award) and TD Bank Group (the Toronto Arts and Business Award).
The Toronto Arts Foundation’s celebration of the City’s artistry was held October 20 at the elegant Arcadian Court with writer Ann-Marie MacDonald acting as the event’s highly entertaining Master of Ceremonies.
For CCDT, the award is a wonderful culmination of an already stellar 30th anniversary which included Galas at Fleck Dance Theatre attended by many former dancers, choreographers and designers, and the renaming of the former Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre. This $15,000 cash prize was established in 2007 by Martha Burns, Jim Fleck and Jim B. Pitblado. It celebrates an individual, collective or organization that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to engaging Toronto youth in the arts.
TAF commissioned "Finalist Series" photo by Denise Grant of CCDT's Artistic
Director Deborah Lundmark and Managing Director Michael deConinck Smith
Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre is a repertory company founded by Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark and Managing Director Michael deConinck Smith in 1980 to present gifted next-generation artists in professional productions. While still in their teens CCDT dancers enjoy performing the work of such dance luminaries as David Earle, Carol Anderson, Danny Grossman, Margie Gillis, Peggy Baker and Peter Chin in forty shows annually. As part of the Toronto-based company’s twelve year Ontario Arts Access initiative they have introduced 180,000 students to contemporary dance, from Windsor and Lion’s Head to Kapuskasing and Kenora. Other presentation highlights include featured appearances at Toronto’s Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres for the Creative Trust and Dancers for Life Galas, tours to Singapore, Malaysia and China, and five invitations to the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa.
was founded in 1983 to provide a creative home for young bodies, minds and spirits. The School offers evening and weekend classes in Music and Movement, Creative Dance, RAD Ballet, Limón Modern, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop. Summer dance programs, student teacher internships and classes for adults are also available.
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is home to the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, the School of CCDT, and hundreds of emerging and renowned dance artists including the Fujiwara Dance Inventions. A recently-renovated historic theatre in Toronto's Old Cabbagetown district, 509 Dance is available for rental.
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