Most dance artists and presenters must negotiate the tension between creating work that meets their artistic goals, that is accessible to their community and that provides the fiscal support required to live as an artist and to run a company. Emma Doran speaks with artists, organizations and presenters across the country to discuss who they envision their audience, how they are seeking to reach those individuals and what constitutes meaningful engagement with them. By Emma Doran
On April 18, a new award that acknowledges excellence in critical writing and commentary on the visual, performing and literary arts will be celebrated in Vancouver. The Max Wyman Award for Cultural Commentary, or “The Max,” is the brainchild of community leader and philanthropist Dr. Yosef Wosk.
Enter for your chance to win four tickets to the opening night of the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s production of Swan Lake sponsored by the Flato Markham Theatre.
Four months of production, with over 2,100 individual drawings, culminates in three minutes of bachata technique expressed in animation. Phases of Dance by illustrator, animator, bachata dancer and instructor, Iveta Karpathyova, explores the movement potential of rotoscoping in documenting embodied knowledge.
Since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) has issued a message on behalf of the dance community in Canada as part of International Dance Day (IDD) on April 29. This year’s IDD Ambassador is Montréal-based dance artist and Sinha Danse Artistic Director Roger Sinha. He was invited to share his message about dance’s integral place in the lives of Canadians.
Enter for your chance to win a prize pack containing two tickets to three upcoming performances at the Vancouver International Dance Festival: Kinesis Dance somatheatro’s In PENUMBRA, Kaeja d’Dance’s lifeDUETS and Kitt Johnson’s POST NO BILLS.