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Canada's Ballet Jörgen in Bouffonia / Photo by Kevin Lloyd
 
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Ballet In The Studios

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
April 3-4 avril 2018
3 @ 7:30 | 19:30
Ballet

Peter Kelly / Photo by Shakeil Rollock
 
On the Ground

Dancing with Emotion: Q & A with Peter Kelly

By Elise Tigges

Only two years out of the dance program at George Brown College (GBC) in Toronto, Peter Kelly has already found a growing place for himself in the Toronto dance community.

Francesca Chudnoff's ALGIA

Read Francesca Chudnoff’s tips for making DIY screen dance. She’s the first featured video artist in this three-part series.

Canada's Ballet Jörgen in the Nutcracker / Image provided by presenter
 
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Nutcracker - Toronto

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
December 18 décembre 2017
7:30 | 19:30
Ballet

 

Luzviminda: the Philippines Dances for Canada 150

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
October 26-28 octobre 2017
Interdisciplinary

Photo courtesy of Morimoto
 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Sahara Morimoto

Contemporary dance artist and teacher

 

Pasties and Politics

The Toronto Burlesque Festival opens with a Red Carpet Reveal By Grace Smith

The Red Carpet Reveal opened the tenth annual Toronto Burlesque Festival. Filled with diversity and body positivity, it achieves what some other western styles of dance are still trying to catch up on.

 

A New Spin on an Old Classic

Punyah Krishna and other works by Parshwanath Upadhye By Aparita Bhandari

Rockstar bharatanatyam dancer Parshwanath Upadhye performed in an evening of contemporary bharatanatyam, presented by Sampradayada Dance Creations. Upadhye’s interpretation of a devotee’s adoration of Shiva, more specifically at the famous Chidambaram temple, was both athletic and graceful. His high kicks, leaps and knee turns did not come at the cost of nuances such as beautifully articulated mudras or clarity of movement in his adavus.

 

Carrying a Collective Burden

Michael Greyeyes and Yvette Nolan’s Bearing By Emma Doran

Bearing is a dance opera co-created by Yvette Nolan, Michael Greyeyes and a cast of dancers, actors, singers and musicians, that will become a vital piece of Canadian theatre. Working with the idea that every Canadian has been in some way impacted by the disgraceful legacy of residential schools, the work is meant to encourage a collective carrying of the burden of this ugly and still present history. Bearing is a high concept work that offers a new model for catharsis via theatrical embodiment.

Dana Michel in Yellow Towel / Photo by Maxyme G. Delisle
 
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

To Turn Burden into Songs

By Victoria McKenzie

Dear Dana, On June 18, 2017, I watched you perform Yellow Towel.

Dana Michel in Yellow Towel / Photo by Ian Douglas
 
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Intertextual Review: Dana Michel, Yellow Towel

By Fabien Maltais-Bayda

If Yellow Towel is an experiment in identity, it is one that imagines identity through the fragmentary, the sensorial, the experiential.

Dana Michel in Yellow Towel / Photo by Maxyme G. Delisle
 
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Crafting Tension and Attention

By Robert Kingsbury

Montreal dance artist Dana Michel’s celebrated work Yellow Towel had its Toronto debut as part of Dancemakers Minifest this June, after extensive touring in Europe and the United States.

Thom Gill and Fan Wu / Image from video by Francesca Chudnoff
 
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

“It’s all to get me to a different place.”

By Fabien Maltais-Bayda, Victoria McKenzie

While scrawling notes in mid-performance darkness, I sometimes cling to words.

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SummerWorks Performance Festival

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
August 3-13 août 2017
Various
Various

 
Aria Evans, Jesse Wabegijig

PATHS

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
August 4-6 août 2017
4, 5, 6 @ 6:00 | 18:00 & 6:30 | 18:00 & 7:00 | 19:00 & 8:30 | 20:30 & 9:00 | 21:00 & 9:30 | 21:30
Contemporary

Yesenia Fuentes

Butoh Dance Workshop

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
August 19-20 août 2017
12:00 | 12:00
Butoh

 
Jean-Sebastien Viard

Leader’s Technique

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
July 30 juillet 2017
1:00 | 13:00
Tango

 
Jean-Sebastien Viard

Vals Made Easy

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
July 29 juillet 2017
6:30 | 18:30
Tango

Unified Gestures

Toronto-based visual artist Katie Lyle and dancer-choreographer Shelby Wright made Movements for a Room in 2016, the video explores questions that arise during artistic collaboration.

 
Deepti Gupta, BaKari I. Lindsay

ANGIKAM Seminar in Kathak and Choreography

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
September 30-1 octobre 2017
Kathak

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