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Peter Kelly / Photo by Shakeil Rollock
 
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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.

 
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On Cultural Voyeurism and Indigenous Creation

By Alicia Elliott

Tuscarora writer Alicia Elliott spent a day at the Living Ritual Festival and notices that issues for Indigenous creators are similar across disciplines. “We want to stop focusing on educating non-Indigenous people with our work, too, and instead focus our energy on creating art that’s meaningful to our own people.”

Tracey Norman with daughter Pearl and students of York University / Photo by Raphael Roter
 
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Dancing into Parenthood

By Grace Smith

Childcare information and ideas for dance artists

Nicole Ward / Photo by Michael Slobodian
 
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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

 
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Rainy Days

By Lee Slinger

Saving money and thinking about retirement for dance artists

 
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Red Lion: Q & A with Irish dancer Michaela Hinds

By Emma Kerson

Six-time World Champion Michaela Hinds discusses her long and full career as a competitive Irish dancer.

 
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North through South

By Brittany Duggan

Filmmaker Nettie Wild invites different artistic disciplines to interpret key characters from her latest documentary, KONELĪNE:our land beautiful.

 
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Time on Tour

By Scott McCabe

Compagnie Marie Chouinard dancer Scott McCabe takes us on tour with him, from packing to airports, through amazing as well underwhelming experiences.

 
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Finding Rhythm, Finding Soul: Q & A with Alexandra Clancy

By Denise Solleza

Vancouver tap dancer Alexandra Clancy explores the intersections of the contemporary and the traditional.

 
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Research and Development

By Sasha Ivanochko, Lee Slinger

Catching up with Sasha Ivanochko

 
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Dangerous Dancing: The Arab Dance Platform

By Dena Davida

The choreography presented at the Beirut International Platform of Dance (BIPOD) was frequently intense, even fierce. Imbued with a powerful sense of purpose and, of course, a search for identity, defying censorship, never doubting its inherent authenticity

 
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Dance at Toronto’s Luminato Festival 2016

By Miya Shaffer

Of the dance I saw, both A Study on Effort and a performance by Yes Yes Y’all demonstrated a sense of adventure while keeping to Luminato’s larger, and founding, vision.

 
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Canada Celebrates Dance @CDF2016

The most remarkable part of the whole experience for me was the amazing sense of community. Every show was attended by people of all different ages. Almost every single show sold out and by the end had almost everyone standing on their feet in applause.

 
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Cruise Ship Dancing with Edmonton’s Sierra Lacombe

Three months ago I was hired as a production cast dancer for Royal Caribbean Productions aboard the Quantum of the Seas, the second largest ship in the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines fleet. It’s my dream job.

 
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Jump-Start: Q & A with Shakeil Rollock

By Emma Kerson

Shakeil Rollock’s infectious energy has made him a sought-after emerging dance artist. What has he learned and discovered during his first year as a professional artist?

 
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Dance at Montréal’s Festival Accès Asie during Asian Heritage Month

By Isabelle Gagnon

May was Asian Heritage Month in Canada and Festival Accès Asie in Montréal programmed a month-long festival celebrating Asian-Canadian contributions to Canadian culture.

 
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Big Aspirations in Small(ish) Places

By Grace Smith

Heather Thomson answers questions about her journey to Ballet Kelowna and her first season with the company.

 
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Going Dutch

By Philip Szporer

The Amsterdam-based Cinedans is where festival programmers and filmmakers, as well as commissioning editors and producers, from around the world converge. It’s a must-go-to international festival for dance, film and media.

 
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West Coast Swagger

By Jillian Groening

Ralph Escamillan answers questions about his experience training with Modus Operandi, his numerous collaborations and his plans for the future.

 
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Breaking the Glass Box

By Denise Solleza

Caryn Chappell answers questions about her experience working with ProArteDanza, who she draws inspiration from, and what she’s looking forward to in the new year.

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