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Where Are All the Women?

In an industry where women outnumber men, the ballet still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality. Take a look into the state of gender parity and representation in Canadian ballet. By Tessa Perkins Deneault

Review

Fortunate Misgivings

Curated by Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, Maria Kefirova and Katie Ward, this evening of works included Stick Kitties by Marc Boucher, Perennial forage by Erin Fortier (both Montréal-based artists), Wampum by Native American (Cherokee/Muscogee) composer and artist Elisa Harkins from Oklahoma and Milk Pearl by Moine de la non existence de la pensée, a multimedia artist from Belgium. By Xdzunúm Danae Trejo-Boles

Column

Provocations

Jenn Goodwin talks about the conflicting pushes and pulls of parenting and art making. By Jenn Goodwin

News

Honouring Dance in Canada

On Sunday, March 25, the Encore! Dance Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at The Globe and Mail Centre, hosted by CBC journalist Laurie Brown.

Video

Soleá

Fiona Malena - Solea
 

Learn more about the dancer who inspired The Dance Current’s May/June cover art.

Contest

Win a Ticket Pass for Two, for Dancemakers’ Open Space: Sponsored by Dancemakers

Win a ticket pass for two, for Dancemakers’ Open Space, A Week of Installation Performances, featuring Lee Su-Feh’s Dance Machine and a new Work In Progress by Antony Hamilton, at Dancemakers Centre for Creation, in Toronto’s Historic Distillery District.

Video

Bachata in Canada

Geo and Kim: Salsa Class at Toronto Salsa Fridays
 

Toronto-based Latin dance couple, Kimberly Ramos and Geovanny Ricardo, have established themselves as a powerful force in the Canadian bachata dance community. Recognized for their smooth, yet strong, energy and presence, the couple has gained national and international success through numerous avenues including competing, performing and instructing at a professional level.

Review

No Holds Barred

In her latest creation, Jolene Bailie once again turns to the abstract world, with her all-local eight dancer ensemble. By Holly Harris

News

Baryshnikov's Ties to Canada

Famed Soviet-American dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov will make a rare return to Toronto to perform in the Canadian premiere of BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV. The Dance Current asked Baryshnikov about his time in Canada and he responded by highlighting his relationships within the ballet community.

Feature

Decolonizing Dance Stages

This year in Canada, the conversation about diversity, inclusion and representation has been omnipresent. I’m profoundly happy that more presenters, curators and jurors have brought these words into their vocabulary. But I question what they’re really referring to. Do we all really feel and understand the urgency? More precisely, when asking, “What does the word diversity really mean?” the answers from the dance milieu are often incomplete, reflecting a lack of comprehension of the issues at stake. By Rhodnie Désir

Column

On the Ground

During a week-long festival at Toronto’s Harbourfront, an exciting schedule brought unique performances from around the world. Through dance, music, theatre and puppetry, children were exposed to stories and cultures, from right here at home to as far away as Australia and Norway. By Elise Tigges

Gallery

Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes

An exhibit curated by Jenn Goodwin exploring the landscape of dance

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