“It is crucial for any business to support the arts. The vibrant performing arts scene of Toronto attracts tourists, and consumers internationally and from all across Canada. It is our duty to support them in return."
~ Doug Sloan, Talent, INC Canada
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
Toronto is all a buzz with the upcoming press conference announcing the nominees of the 33rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards to be held Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00AM in the Rehearsal Studios of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. The nominees will be announced this year by Naomi Snieckus and Matt Baram. In addition, City Councillor Krystin Wong Tam will announce the recipient of the Barabara Hamilton Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts. The press conference will also include the presentation of the George Luscombe Award for Mentorship in Theatre and Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award for Mentorship in Theatre and the Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award for Arts Administration will also be presented.
What are the Dora Awards?
The Doras are named for Dora Mavor Moore (1888 - 1979), a well-loved teacher and director who helped establish Canadian professional theatre in the 1930s and 1940s. Recognizing the outstanding achievements in Toronto's performing arts industry, the Doras honour the creators of over 200 theatre, dance and opera productions annually in the following Divisions: General Theatre, Independent Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance, Opera and Theatre for Young Audiences.
The Dora Mavor Moore Awards are administered by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA). TAPA is an arts service organization that represents nearly 200 professional theatre, dance and opera companies in the City of Toronto and administers the Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
John Stevens, and Doug Sloan the founders of Talent, INC Canada were eager to show their support. "We are very pleased to welcome Talent, INC Canada as the newest sponsors to the Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The Doras have a long history of working with industry leaders and we warmly welcome Talent, INC Canada.” says Jacoba Knaapen Executive Director of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts.
Stevens, a veteran performer of Musical Theatre said “ It only seems fitting to support local artists after all the support they have shown us over the years. Especially, since we opened our own studio.”
Doug Sloan, who has been a vital part of the business community over the past 14 years in Toronto, encouraged other businesses to support the arts as well. “Whether you are a part of the entertainment industry or not, is irrelevant. The arts have enriched the very life of this city.” he says.
Sloan explained further, “It is crucial for any business to support the arts. The vibrant performing arts scene of Toronto attracts tourists, and consumers internationally and from all across Canada. It is our duty to support them in return."
Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts: The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is an arts service organization that represents 175 professional theatre, dance and opera companies in the City of Toronto, and works to create an environment in which the performing arts may flourish and maintain its leadership role in the vitality of the City of Toronto.
Among the programs and services provided by TAPA are: T.O. TIX – Toronto’s One-Stop Ticket Shop at Yonge-Dundas Square and online at http://www.totix.ca; the Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Toronto Theatre & Dining Packages, Toronto’s official Theatre Guide, featuring comprehensive listings for theatre, dance and opera performances & theatre map; hipTIX, offering $5 tickets to students between the ages of15 and 29, TRIP – Travel, Retreat and Initiatives Program and the Commercial Theatre Development Fund. For more information visit http://www.tapa.ca and http://www.totix.ca.
About Talent, INC Canada
Talent, INC (U.S.) and Talent, INC (Canada) are specialized training programs that offer not only the tools to succeed but the opportunity to use those skills to further a career in the performing arts through their international marketing network. Founded in 2001, Talent, INC kick-started the careers of many young performers. In Canada they offer Summer Camps and an impressive list of courses for both adult and young enthusiasts. They will also hold their highly acclaimed National Conference in Orlando, Florida for the U.S. market and in Toronto, Ontario for artists in the Canadian market. All of the workshops are taught by some of the area’s most successful actors, models and vocalists. For more information contact info(at)talent-inc(dot)ca.