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Emma Kerson

Staff Writer

Emma Kerson is a graduate of Dalhousie University (BA Honours English) and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She is now a Toronto-based dance artist. Emma was an editorial intern from 2011-2012. 

Emma Kerson's Work

Movers

Walking the walk By Emma Kerson

An active member of the Vancouver street dance scene, Rina Pellerin is all about growing the waacking and hustle community.

Laura Avery, Hayley Rose Gawthrop and Roxanne Nesbitt in McInnes's ree-wahyld / Photo by Sophia Wolfe
 
On the Ground

Yielding Mindful Footprints: Q & A with Kelly McInnes

By Emma Kerson

Vancouver-based artist Kelly McInnes creates socio-political dance that asks big questions.

 

Honouring Dance in Canada

On Sunday, March 25, the Encore! Dance Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at The Globe and Mail Centre, hosted by CBC journalist Laurie Brown.

Movers

Every Dance Tells a Story By Emma Kerson

Justin Many Fingers’ contribution to Blackfoot culture

Movers

Yielding Mindful Footprints By Emma Kerson

Kelly McInnes

Flashback Friday

This video from the 2013 Polaris Music Prize features hoop dancer and pow wow fit instructor James Jones playing with a mix of b-boy and traditional movement.

From Our Archives

Calgary's Fertile Soil By Emma Kerson

Dancers’ Studio West’s adaptive landscape

 

Reel to Real

By Emma Kerson

Championing a multi-generational group in a multitude of artistic genres, Xtraordinary TO Dances (XTOD) is a ten-year dream come to life for Kaeja d’Dance’s artistic directors, Karen and Allen Kaeja.

Check It Out

From the Scottish Highlands to Cape Breton Island By Emma Kerson

A new book on Gaelic step dancing in Canada

 

A Tale of (Residency in) Two Cities

In the past few years, two of Canada’s most prominent contemporary dance companies have been shifting their perspective away from the traditional company structure, and the resulting expectations, toward creation hubs. The idea is to serve the evolving needs of the choreographic community. Now, Dancemakers Centre for Creation and Centre de Création O Vertigo (CCOV) are teaming up to create a cross-city artistic bridge between Toronto and Montréal.

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