June 20, 2012 - Dancers, choreographers, creators and presenters converged to Ottawa between June 8 to 16 for the Canada Dance Festival.
Several presenting networks organized a succession of activities in parallel with the festival: Atlantic Moves delegates joined Ontario Dances participants for a series of workshops, La danse sur les routes du Québec held block booking meetings, CanDance met with its members, and CCI - Ontario Presenting Network held its Annual Members Retreat. One highlight of these activities was a Critical Response workshop that followed an evening dance performances.
The Festival was also the host event for CAPACOA's National Network Meeting. 20 presenting networks attended this year's meeting. They had conversations with Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Canadian Arts Coalition. They also identified key action items for the coming year around important issues for the sector, including research and professional development.