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Canadian Music Centre / Atlantic Moves partnership

September 9, 2011 | It is with great pleasure that the APA announces an exciting partnership with the Canadian Music Centre at our upcoming conference, Contact East. The Canadian Music Centre will be sponsoring a contemporary dance performance at the Atlantic Moves launch on Sunday, October 2nd 1:30pm at the Harbourfront Theatre. The performance is made possible through the New Music in New Places program. The Canadian Music Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of The SOCAN Foundation and the Government of Canada through the Canada Music Fund. The launch event will feature words from APA, speeches from our funders, and a formal announcement of the Atlantic Moves participants.

The APA and the CMC gratefully acknowledges the support of its funders.

The performance, titled "Time Travellers" will feature Halifax-based contemporary dancer Susanne Chui and percussionist Doug Cameron. Time Travellers is a dynamic collage of movement, sound and text that explores the concept of time - from its celestial beginnings, through mechanical incarnations and into the fast pace of modern society.

Time Travellers was created with support from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

About New Music in New Places

New Music in New Places is a national Canadian Music Centre project, which puts the focus on new Canadian music by presenting it in new or unusual venues across the country. So far, close to forty events have taken place in venues such as hotels, shopping malls and office buildings, industrial sites, a winery and a prison. The Canadian Music Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the SOCAN Foundation and the Government of Canada through the Canada Music Fund.

About the Canadian Music Centre

Founded in 1959, the CMC is Canada’s primary place to find scores, parts and recordings of Canadian contemporary music composers. Housing Canada’s largest collection of Canadian classical music works, the CMC exists to promote the works of its Associate Composers in Canada and around the world. The Centre makes available on loans more than 16,000 scores and/or works of Canadian contemporary classical music composers through its library.

About Atlantic Moves

The Atlantic Moves project is a 2-year contemporary dance pilot project begun in May 2011 by the APA. Funded jointly by the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council, in addition to the Province of Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Moves project involves 9 presenters from APA and RADARTS (Réseau atlantique de diffusion des arts de la scène). The project aims to increase the number of contemporary dance presentations in Atlantic Canadian venues.

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