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Moving Others

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


Sign and Sound

Cas Public traverses worlds of sound through sign in 9. By Mark Mann


New Criticism Award Launched in BC

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.


15 X LA NUIT - OFF-FTA Circuit-Est 2015

15 X LA NUIT - OFF-FTA Circuit-Est 2015

Presented in atypical outdoor locations over fifteen nights, Fortier Danse-Création’s 15 X LA NUIT considers space and time through solo performance.


Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Incidental continuity … The exploratory permissiveness of the program’s multidisciplinary approach uniquely opens the possibility for accidents of cohesion. By Robert Kingsbury, Fabien Maltais-Bayda


Experience the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake: Sponsored by the Flato Markham Theatre

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.


Phases of Dance: An Animated Short

Phases of Dance: Lo Dice La Gente bachata Animated Short (2017) by Iveta Karpathyova

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.


An Enduring Presence

Sylvain Émard returns to the stage after a fifteen-year absence with a new work that highlights his continued mastery of a soft and vulnerable onstage presence. By Philip Szporer


Canada's International Dance Day Message 2017

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.


Fundamental Questions

In July of 2016, Banff Centre ran a residency designed to answer the need for professional development opportunities for mid-career dance artists. By the end of the program, only five of the original ten participants remained. This is what happened. By Mark Mann


On the Ground

Saving money and thinking about retirement for dance artists By Lee Slinger


Maud Allan and The Vision of Salomé

In 1996, Canada’s dance archive and museum, Dance Collection Danse, received a gem of a donation – the famous (and risqué for the time) Salomé costume worn by one of modern dance’s founding figures, Maud Allan.


VIDF Three-Show Pack Giveaway: Courtesy of the Vancouver International Dance Festival

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.