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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

Sensational but Stuck

Befitting a show dedicated to Gene Kelly, I walked in the pouring rain to the Al Green Theatre in Toronto to see Anatomy of a Dancer by Breakaway Entertainment and choreographed by Adam Martino at the Toronto Fringe Festival. By Grace Wells-Smith

Column

On the Ground

Created by adelheid Artistic Director Heidi Strauss, re·research is a program that provides emerging dance artists with space, time and infrastructure to explore non-product-oriented creation and process. By Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson

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 Two All-Access Weekend Passes to F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement): Sponsored by the Recorded Movement Society

Experience movement from new perspectives! Win two-weekend all-access passes to F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement) in Vancouver, September 13 - 15 hosted at Simon Fraser University!

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

The Why and How

Molly Johnson reviews two selection from the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival: Colleen Snell’s The Fall and Alison Daley, Half Second Echo & Tracey Norman’s In Threes. By Molly Johnson

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

Provocations

Seika Boye talks about the untold histories of BIPOC dancers in Canada. By Seika Boye

Gallery

Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes

An exhibit curated by Jenn Goodwin exploring the landscape of dance

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