Our Salon Series
A special series of talks and readings by renowned Torontonians; authors, musicians, critics, scholars, academics, and thinkers. With these monthly Salons we hope to ignite a discourse on how arts and culture enhance, enrich and deepen our humanity. Thus aiming to raise awareness of the School’s place in Toronto as a dance-arts education center and Parkdale hub for arts and culture.
We are exciting to welcome for our second Salon, Evelyn Hart, former principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in conversation with Michael Crabb, dance critic for the Toronto Star.
Evelyn Anne Hart, CC OM FRSC (born April 4, 1956) is a Canadian ballerina and former principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. In 1983 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1994. In 2000 she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. In 2001, Hart received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts. In 2006, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.She was made a Member of the Order of Manitoba in 2006
Michael Crabb has been writing about dance for more than 40 years. For many years he was heard regularly on CBC Radio, both as a dance commentator and as host of The Arts Report. He is currently dance critic of The Toronto Star. In 2002, Dance Collection Danse published Michael Crabb’s An Instinct For Success: Arnold Spohr and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, a biography of one of the most revered figures in Canadian Ballet, who directed the RWB during Evelyn Hart’s rise to international stardom.