Dora nominations 2015!

Congratulations to all the nominees for the 2014/2015 Dora Mavor Moore Awards!

We are proud of to have 7 nominations from our DanceWorks MainStage and CoWorks season including 3 nominations (Best Choreography, Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Outstanding Lighting Design) for adelheid dance’s elsewhere, 2 nominations (Outstanding Solo Male Performance and Outstanding Sound Design) for Damaru Dhamaar (part of Baghree Vaze’s Paratopia), another Outstanding Solo Male Performance nomination for Vincent Mantsoe’s NTU and Outstanding Solo Female Performance for Takako Segawa in Moments in Time (part of Across Ocean’s new dances Old Stories)

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Best Choreography : Heidi Strauss for elsewhere

Outstanding Solo Performance (Male) : Anuj Mishra for Damaru Dhamaar

Outstanding Solo Performance (Male) : Vincent Mantsoe for NTU

Outstanding Solo Performance (Female) : Takako Segawa for Moments in Time (new dances Old Stories)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance : ensemble of elsewhere

Outstanding Sound Design : Vineet Vyas for Damaru Dhamaar

Outstanding Lighting Design : Rebecca Picherack for elsewhere


Dora Nominations 2013

Mimi Beck works very hard, often for years in advance, to curate the Mainstage season.  It is gratifying when those productions are recognized by the Dora Jury with nominations.  The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts’ Dora Mavor Moore Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate a year of performances gone by.

Mimi Beck and Heidi Strauss at the 2008 Dora Awards
Mimi Beck and Heidi Strauss at the 2008 Dora Awards

We are very proud that dancer/choreographers Nova Bhattacharya and Louis Laberge-Côté (Akshongay), alongside Susie Burpee and Linnea Swan (Road Trip) were recognized for their artistry in both the choreography and performance categories.    In addition, Marc Parent and Phil Strong received nominations for their creative work on Akshongay.

Every season, Mimi Beck programs CoWorks performances as a way to support the independent dance community with self-presentations.  This year, Molly Johnson’s performance in Marie France Forcier’s Lab Rats was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist.  Belinda McGuire was also recognized in the same category for her performance in the Heist Project. It has been a good day.

Congratulations to all the Dora Award Nominees!