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Boye / Photo by Alyson Hardwick
 
Provocations

What Can You Do?

By Seika Boye

Seika Boye talks about the untold histories of BIPOC dancers in Canada.

 

Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes

An exhibit curated by Jenn Goodwin exploring the landscape of dance

 
Provocations

Mom Art!

By Jenn Goodwin

Jenn Goodwin talks about the conflicting pushes and pulls of parenting and art making.

 
On the Ground

Strike A Pose

By Jillian Groening

Ralph Escamillan and Gerard X Reyes talk about their work in keeping vogue communities intergenerational.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Alvin Erasga Tolentino

Artistic Director of Co. ERASGA

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.

 

Baryshnikov's Ties to Canada

Famed Soviet-American dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov will make a rare return to Toronto to perform in the Canadian premiere of BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV. The Dance Current asked Baryshnikov about his time in Canada and he responded by highlighting his relationships within the ballet community.

Photo courtesy of Ng
 
Dancer's Kitchen

Yvonne's Breakfast

By Yvonne Ng

Purple rice and mango salad

Peter Kelly / Photo by Shakeil Rollock
 
On the Ground

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.

Photo courtesy of Morimoto
 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Sahara Morimoto

Contemporary dance artist and teacher

Tracey Norman with daughter Pearl and students of York University / Photo by Raphael Roter
 
On the Ground

Dancing into Parenthood

By Grace Wells-Smith

Childcare information and ideas for dance artists

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Davi Rodrigues

Artistic Director, Lamondance

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

Molly McDermott in the work Kai Kairos, by Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi / Photo by Peter Eastwood
 

Diverse Expertise

Vancouver International Dance Festival By Andrea Rabinovitch Vancouver International Dance Festival 2017

Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) aims to grow appreciation for culturally diverse dance. In this review - works by Margaret Grenier, Karen Jamieson and Molly McDermott, as well as international company Dairakudakan.

Cas Public in Hélène Blackburn's 9 / Photo by Damian Siqueiros
 

Sign and Sound

Cas Public presents 9 By Mark Mann 9

Cas Public traverses worlds of sound through sign in 9.

Phases of Dance: An Animated Short

Four months of production, with over 2100 individual drawings, culminates in three minutes of bachata technique expressed in animation. Phases of Dance by illustrator, animator, bachata dancer and instructor Iveta Karpathyova explores the movement potential of rotoscoping in documenting embodied knowledge.

 
On the Ground

Rainy Days

By Lee Slinger

Saving money and thinking about retirement for dance artists

Max Wyman / Photo by Yukiko Onley, courtesy of BC Alliance for Arts and Culture
 

New Criticism Award Launched in BC

On April 18, a new award that acknowledges excellence in critical writing and commentary on the visual, performing and literary arts will be celebrated in Vancouver. The Max Wyman Award for Cultural Commentary, or “The Max,” is the brainchild of community leader and philanthropist Dr. Yosef Wosk.

Roger Sinha / Photo by Michael Slobodian
 

Canada's International Dance Day Message 2017

Since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) has issued a message on behalf of the dance community in Canada as part of International Dance Day (IDD) on April 29. This year’s IDD Ambassador is Montréal-based dance artist and Sinha Danse Artistic Director Roger Sinha. He was invited to share his message about dance’s integral place in the lives of Canadians.

Vinod Para and Xi Yi in Hari Krishnan's Holy Cow(s)! / Photo by Miles Brokenshire
 

Toppling Taboos by Taking On Sacred Cows

Holy Cow(s)! by Hari Krishnan By Aparita Bhandari Holy Cow(s)!

Hari Krishnan has always challenged simplistic notions of tradition. His latest work, Holy Cow(s)!, attempts to break up what Krishnan calls “false binaries”, informed by news headlines around the election of Donald Trump and stereotypes that Krishnan has had to deal with all his life.

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