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Rachel Silver

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Rachel Silver is an independent dance artist, teacher, and writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has a BA in Visual Culture and Performance Studies from Simon Fraser University’s School for Contemporary Arts. Her professional dance training in commercial and contemporary styles led her to England where she obtained a Diploma in Dance Studies from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2014. In the UK, she apprenticed and toured with both Springs Dance Company and urban-contemporary fusion the REbirth Network. In 2015, she co-choreographed This Thin Place, a collaborative dance show that performed in both Vancouver and Campbell River. Most recently, she performed with Vancouver’s plastic orchid factory in their performance/installation Digital Folk.

Rachel was an intern with The Dance Current between May 2016 through August 2016.  

Rachel Silver's Work

Young in Spirit

By Rachel Silver

Across the country, older Canadians are bringing their energy and enthusiasm to the dance community. This photo essay presents a range of different contexts in which seniors are participating in and shaping the Canadian dance landscape.

Movers

Dancing Lights By Rachel Silver

Thoenn Glover uses light and sound to create cinematic, otherworldly environments for dance

 
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.

 

The Dance Deck Trois is Rich, Intimate and Authentic

By Rachel Silver The Dance Deck Trois

Grassroots performance series pairs dancers’ personal explorations with live classical music in a garden setting.

 

End of Season Awards

As the dance season wrapped, a range of artists were recognized for their work, performance and contribution to the community.

Toronto Dancers "Can't Stop the Feeling"

This fun and upbeat dance video features Toronto dancers in the “most diverse city” in the world.

 

Coast-to-Coast Construction in Dance

The recent and upcoming expansions in infrastructure across the country indicate that the country’s dance scene is healthy and growing and that several arts organizations are moving forward with long-awaited and much-anticipated projects.

HATAW Explores Filipino Folk Dance from a Canadian Perspective

HATAW performs at SummerWorks and Kultura festivals this month.

Baroque Dance at the Vancouver Bach Festival

Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière performs baroque dance at the Vancouver Bach Festival.

 

Edge 2 and 3

Dancing on the Edge 2016 By Rachel Silver Dancing on the Edge Festival 2016

Kaleido by Tentacle Tribe for OURU Collective, Dialogue by Wen Wei Wang, the neck to fall by Ziyian Kwan and more in this series of capsule reviews.

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