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The Creative Gesture

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity By Sarah Todd

The Creative Gesture, the inaugural contemporary dance residency led by sessional Banff dance director Emily Molnar and program head Stephen Laks, demonstrates responsiveness within a very ambitious and structured four weeks in the mountains.

Dance artists and faculty, including Adi Salant, Tilman O’Donnell and Jermain Spivey, in the studio during Banff Centre’s Creative Gesture residency / Photo courtesy of Banff Centre
 

Fundamental Questions

How conflicting ideas about the goals of a mature dance collaboration derailed Banff Centre's Creative Gesture Residency in 2016 By Mark Mann

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.

 
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Choreography Across Disciplines

Workshop | Classe

Banff  AB
December 4-11 décembre 2016
Contemporary

 

Designing for Dance

Workshop | Classe

Banff  AB
July 10-16 juillet 2016
Other

 
605 Collective

Vital Few

Performance | Spectacle

Banff  AB
March 5 mars 2016
7:30 | 19:30
Contemporary

 
Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation

Performance | Spectacle

Banff  AB
March 26 mars 2016
March 26 @ 7:30 | 19:30
Ballet

Hofesh Shechter Company Intensive

Intensive | Atelier

Banff  AB
October 27-31 octobre 2015
Contemporary

Backbone

Contemporary indigenous dance and raw athleticism come together to express power, formation and spirit in Backbone by Red Sky Performance’s Artistic Director, Sandra Laronde.

 
Ballet Kelowna

A Mixed Repertory Programme

Performance | Spectacle

Banff  AB
April 11 avril 2015
7:30 | 19:30
Ballet

 
Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Morphing/Evolution

Workshop | Classe

Banff  AB
March 3-4 mars 2015
Contemporary

 
Crystal Pite

The Craft of Embodiment

Workshop | Classe

Banff  AB
June 1-5 juin 2015
Contemporary

Various Artists

Convergence

Conference | Colloque

Banff  AB
November 27-29 novembre 2014
Multidisciplinary

 
Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT)

Eleven Accords

Performance | Spectacle

Banff  AB
October 11 octobre 2014
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

Indigenous Dance at The Banff Centre

The Banff Summer Arts Festival, which runs until August 23, features Bonemap, a new work interpreted by dancers in the 2014 Indigenous Dance Residency.

Banff Festival Dance , Heidi Strauss, Louise Lecavalier

Banff Summer Arts Festival 2014

Festival | Festival

Banff  AB
June 14-23 août 2014
Contemporary

 
Banff Centre

Bonemap

Performance | Spectacle

Banff  AB
August 22-23 août 2014
7:30 | 19h30
Indigenous, Contemporary

 
Banff Centre

Dance Masters

Performance | Spectacle

Banff  AB
July 16-19 juillet 2014
16-18 @ 7:30 | 19h30
Ballet

 
Heidi Strauss, Banff Centre

Still Here

Performance | Spectacle

Banff  AB
July 5 juillet 2014
9:30 | 21h30
Contemporary

 
Banff Centre

Indigenous Dance Residency

Intensive | Atelier

Banff  AB
July 28-23 août 2014
Indigenous

 
Sampradaya Dance Creations

TAJ

Performance | Spectacle

Banff  AB
November 9 novembre 2013
7:30 | 19:30
Bharatanatyam

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