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Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

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

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.

Dancer's Kitchen

Dancers share their favourite foods and recipes.

Greta Hodgkinson Photo by Karolina Kuras
 
Dancer's Kitchen

Greta's Slow-Cooked Lasagna

During the postpartum period, Greta Hodgkinson, who is celebrating her twentieth year as a principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, focuses on getting enough food and nutrition while breastfeeding and returning to training.

On the Ground

In Canadian dance.

 
Nicole Ward / Photo by Michael Slobodian
 
On the Ground

Stepping into the Company: Q & A with Nicole Ward

By Emma Kerson

In 2016, Bolivian native Nicole Ward was presented with Ballet BC’s Outstanding Young Dancer Award, recognizing her work as an apprentice and aimed at helping her as she transitioned to a full company member in the 2016/17 season

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.

 

 
Svetlana Lunkina in Wayne McGregor’s Genus / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 
Emerging Dance Critics Programme

All in Sequence

By David Rudin

Wayne McGregor’s Genus and Jerome Robbins’ The Concert are both elaborate choreographies that hinge on the smallest of movements – the twitch of a finger, the crook of an elbow or the flick of a wrist.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Everyday Essentials for everyday dancers. 

Photo courtesy of Crista Aguinaldo
 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Crista Aguinaldo

Co-founder, Hataw Performing Arts

Healthy Dancer

Tips and info for dancers on the go.

Je-An Salas Leavens / Photo by Jillian Vanstone
 
Healthy Dancer

Exercises for the Postpartum Period

By Blessyl Buan

Je-An Salas Leavens recommends the following exercises during the postpartum period.

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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