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Grace Smith

Circulation and Production Coordinator

Grace Smith is a Toronto-based, writer, dance artist and teacher. She is currently a frequent contributor to The Dance Current, the networks coordinator at Dance Ontario and a teacher across the city. Soon after graduating from York University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography, she began an internship with The Dance Current and subsequently completed the Emerging Dance Critics Programme run in partnership with The National Ballet of Canada. She has produced two dance films: Our Place in the Wasteland (2016, New Blue Dance) and Glitch (2017, Mile Zero Dance, New Blue Dance, dance : made in canada/fait au canada).

Grace was an intern with The Dance Current from June 2015 to December 2016.  

Grace Smith's Work

That "Shiver Quality"

By Grace Smith, Yasmina Ramzy

Nath Keo is a Victoria-based belly dancer who primarily practises Raqs Sharqi, the classical Egyptian style of belly dance. Having grown up in the Cambodian Khao-I-Dang refugee camp, Keo describes how his passion for dance was ignited by watching performances there and later developed by his practice as a monk.

 

What I Saw and How I Felt

Aria Evans and Lilia Leon's Prevailing Voices By Grace Smith

Prevailing Voices features link, choreographed and performed by Evans, and Perdida, choreographed and performed by Leon and co-written with charles c. smith. The solos come together in a show about identity exploration and female self-empowerment.

From Our Archives

Fostering a Desire to Stick Around By Grace Smith

Newfoundland’s Kittiwake Dance Theatre

 
Writers & Readers

A Contemporary “Kitchen Party”

By Grace Smith

The Dance Current sat down to speak with Caroline Niklas-Gordon at The Gladstone Café in Toronto about her show Words & Motion: an evening of dance and readings and was immediately met with a storm of conversation and a pot of tea – just like walking into a relative’s house back home, where people always have a story to tell and a knack for telling it.

Jason Martin in Falling by Martin and Janelle Hacault / Photo by Leif Norman
 
On the Ground

Precious Pixels

By Grace Smith

The why and how of photography for dancers

Movers

By Grace Smith

Daina Ashbee: in the deep end and on the edge

 
On the Ground

A New Company Member

By Grace Smith

The Dance Current asked Arlyssa McArthur about her path into the company and how she balances her busy dance career with other commitments.

Inspire

Precious Pixels By Grace Smith

The why and how of photography for dancers

 

Startling Works of the Moment, From the Past

From September 28th through 30th, the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa presents Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Café Müller (1978) and The Rite of Spring (1975), an iconic double bill performed by the German contemporary dancetheatre company, entering its forty-fourth season. The Dance Current spoke with Cathy Levy, the executive producer for dance at the NAC, about bringing these international works to Canada.

Movers

A Versatile Newcomer By Grace Smith

Shumka company member Arlyssa McArthur

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