Architect and heritage planner Robert Lemon has made a $2-million contribution to the Arts Umbrella Building Campaign in the name of his late partner Robert (Bob) Ledingham. To celebrate Bob’s appreciation of theatre and passion for education, the Robert M. Ledingham School of Theatre & Music will provide young people with access to extensive training opportunities, led by Artistic Director Paul Moniz de Sá.
“Dance In Vancouver works on many levels. It’s a great opportunity for local audiences to experience work by local artists; our artists get the chance to build their national and international connections; and the presenters become more informed on our dynamic and diverse dance scene. Over time we have seen significant growth in touring activity and BC dance is now enjoying enhanced visibility on the world stage.”
The Shiamak Vancouver Dance Team has performed at major events including the Opening Ceremony of the World Police and Fire Games, the celebration ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the We Day event at Rogers Arena in 2012, and the Times of India Film Awards at BC Place in 2013 alongside the biggest stars of Bollywood.