Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 17, 2015 10:30 ET

Dancers to Grace the Floor at the Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Government of Canada supports the Society of the Company of Angels Dance Projects

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - March 17, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $7,500 in funding for the Society of the Company of Angels Dance Projects. This funding, provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, is in support of the second edition of the Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal. This contemporary dance festival will take place from August 20 to 23, 2015, at the King's Theatre in Annapolis Royal. The program includes presentations of contemporary dance by professional artists from Nova Scotia, Ontario and the United States.

Quick Facts

  • Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) is the only summer professional contemporary dance festival in Atlantic Canada.
  • FODAR was launched in 2014 to develop and grow the audience for contemporary dance in Atlantic Canada.
  • The Company of Angels, based in Annapolis Royal, was founded in 2013 by acclaimed choreographer Randy Glynn.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in organizations, such as the Society of the Company of Angels Dance Projects, that contribute to the well-being and economic growth of our communities."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The arts, culture and heritage sectors in Nova Scotia make this province a wonderful place to live. We are proud to offer Canadians access to rich and unique artistic performances in their own communities."

-Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova)

"Full houses in our inaugural year encouraged us to expand our programming in 2015, and this support from Canadian Heritage will allow the Society of the Company of Angels Dance Projects to cultivate new creative partnerships, offer additional performance opportunities to Canadian dance artists, and expose underserved regional audiences to the richness and diversity of contemporary dance."

- Randy Glynn, Artistic Director, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal and Company of Angels

Associated Links

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Gilles Theriault
    Communications Manager
    Atlantic Region
    Canadian Heritage
    506-851-3980

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