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Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Contemporary. Dance. Discourse. A special project with Dancemakers Centre for Creation. Facilitator/Editor Megan Andrews.

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.

Dancer's Kitchen

Dancers share their favourite foods and recipes.

Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Orange Vinaigrette. See the full recipe at Feeling-Foody.com
 
Dancer's Kitchen

Kallee's Dressing Trio

By Kallee Lins

Dressings and sauces help create healthy and delicious meals

On the Ground

In Canadian dance.

 
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.

Student Reporter Project 2015/16

Perspectives from dance students nation-wide. Mentor/Editor Megan Andrews, Production Intern Marissa Trarback.

 
Student Reporter Project 2015/16

Contact: This is an Experiment

By Emma Cullen

Thanks to western media and reality TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars and Dance Moms, there is a false impression around dance culture nowadays.

Emerging Dance Critics Programme

Fostering the next generation of dance writers in Canada. In Partnership with The National Ballet of Canada. Senior Mentor John Coulbourn, Mentor/Editor Megan Andrews.

 

 
Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden in Swan Lake / Photo by David Cooper
 
Emerging Dance Critics Programme

Somber Classic Gives National Ballet Stars Time to Shine

By Annick MacAskill

The National Ballet of Canada explores the dark side of love in a regal production of choreographer James Kudelka’s Swan Lake, which opened at the Four Seasons Centre Thursday night.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Everyday Essentials for everyday dancers. 

Photo courtesy of Morimoto
 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Sahara Morimoto

Contemporary dance artist and teacher

Healthy Dancer

Tips and info for dancers on the go.

 
Healthy Dancer

5 Tips for Hand Articulation

By Darryl Tracy

In anticipation of our September/October, 2017 print issue, we offer a companion piece to Darryl Tracy’s article “Hands in Motion: Curiosity, receptivity and expressivity.”

Writers & Readers

Their words and yours. 

 
 
Writers & Readers

Making the Leap

By Rachel Silver

In light of her recent emerging artist award, Vancouver-based dance artist Lexi Vajda talks about her journey and what she would recommend for someone just starting out.

360 Dance

with Philip Szporer

 
 
360 Dance

Ted Shawn’s Dream: Redux

By Philip Szporer

Now, in its eighty-forth season, the ten-week festival is home to artists performing on the various stages, including an impressive outdoor venue named Inside/Out. The School at Jacob’s Pillow brings faculty and students from the ballet, contemporary and dance theatre streams of dance, and this year change was in the air.

Motion Studio

With Sarah Todd

 
Motion Studio

Out of the Audience and into the Fray

By Sarah Todd

International Dance Day was April 29. To be honest, I had never heard of it before – and that is a shame because dance (of all kinds) deserves a day of celebration.

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Expert advice and tips for teachers and studio owners, brought to you in part by Canada’s National Ballet School.

 
Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Performance/Audition Anxiety | L'anxiété de la présentation publique

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

Performances and evaluations are a natural part of a dancer's life and with them come the highs and lows of performing. | Le spectacle, l'évaluation, l'examen, la compétition et l'audition s'inscrivent naturellement dans la vie du danseur, et en découlent les hauts et les bas de la présentation publique.

In the Studio | En Studio

Founding Editor Megan Andrews’ long-form interviews and photo essays with some of her favourite Canadian dance artists.

 
In the Studio | En Studio

Susie Burpee: The Contours of Character

By Megan Andrews

Susie Burpee creates “fully human characters, struggling for connection” (The Toronto Star).

Undercurrents | Courant Continu

Founding Editor Megan Andrews’ interviews with some key players on the scene.

Photo of Lynda G
 
Undercurrents | Courant Continu

Lynda Gaudreau

By Megan Andrews

Lynda Gaudreau is a choreographer and artistic director of Compagnie de Brune in Montréal.

Feet First

All things feet: facts, photos, videos and more, yours AND ours.

 
Feet First

Father's Day Foot Love

Foot love goes a long way this Father’s Day.

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