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Participants at Don’t Forget the Money! forum presented by Mississauga’s Blackwood Gallery / Photo by Jayne Wilkinson
 

Don't Forget the Money!

Don’t Forget the Money! is the first in a new series of forums presented by Mississauga’s Blackwood Gallery called Working with Concepts. The public discussion was aimed at navigating the unique labour processes within the artistic discipline of dance.

POST NO BILLS

Kitt Johnson presents an extended excerpt of her award-winning solo POST NO BILLS.

Dance artists and faculty, including Adi Salant, Tilman O’Donnell and Jermain Spivey, in the studio during Banff Centre’s Creative Gesture residency / Photo courtesy of Banff Centre
 

Fundamental Questions

How conflicting ideas about the goals of a mature dance collaboration derailed Banff Centre's Creative Gesture Residency in 2016 By Mark Mann

In July of 2016, Banff Centre ran a residency designed to answer the need for professional development opportunities for mid-career dance artists. By the end of the program, only five of the original ten participants remained. This is what happened.

Malar Varatharaja, Kate Holden, Nova Bhattacharya, Atri Nundy and Molly Johnson in Bhattacharya’s work Infinite Storms / Photo by John Lauener Photography
 

Dancing Through Migraines and Other Pains

Infinite Storms by Nova Dance By Aparita Bhandari Infinite Storms

These are times in which we need to bear witness. The impetus for Nova Bhattacharya’s latest work, Infinite Storms, came from her experience living with migraines yet speaks to a greater, universal suffering. How do we persevere through pain?

Git Hayetsk: The Lives Behind the Dance

For members of Git Hayetsk, dance is so much more than rehearsal and performance. The film Git Hayetsk: The Lives Behind the Dance looks at the strong dance family ties that have been formed through shared passion and history.

Luke Garwood in Outlook/Overlook by Lauren Cook and Troy Feldman of Alias Dance Project / Photo by Sam So
 

A Thrill in the Air

Alias Dance Project's through your eyes By Colleen Snell through your eyes

Alias Dance Project presents through your eyes, a double bill celebrating the company’s tenth anniversary. Transforming space and distorting time, through your eyes plays with perception and familiarity.

Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson of Throwdown Collective in Various Concert / Photo by Edwin Luk
 

Balanced on the Edge of Humour and Gravity

Throwdown Collective presents Various Concert and Ylem (3 Eggs Ago) By Kathleen Smith Ylem (3 Eggs Ago) / Various Concert

Throwdown Collective finds stability between measured movement and the absurd in a double bill featuring the works Various Concert and Ylem (3 Eggs Ago).

Deep End

Two contemporary dancers with backgrounds in improvisation met online. This film documents their first in-person meeting.

Wilder Espace Danse / Photo by Maxime Brouillet
 

Digging the New Digs

Wilder Espace Danse complex, a new centre for dance training and performance, opens in Montréal.

Company Hataw / Photo by Ken Dobbs
 

Contemporaneity

Coming together to decolonize dance space By Aparita Bhandari

Brandy Leary and Soraya Peerbaye launch a project looking to make understandings of contemporary dance performance to be more inclusive and more diverse

Spirit of Slahal

Directed by artist Kattie Coolidge, Children of Takaya explore the movement traditions of Coast Salish peoples in Spirit of Slahal.

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.

Tethered

Created during Dancers’ Studio West’s Dance Action Lab 2016, Catherine Hayward’s new work Tethered explores a heavy, unifying eternity.

For All People

Culture Shock Toronto bring their style and savvy to Bollywood Monster Mashup, Canada’s largest South Asian Festival.

edifice

Edifice explores notions of solitude and urban space, similar to Craig Chamber’s photo essay Vākənt.

m/Other

Benjamin Kamino performs with his mother Gabby Kamino in m/Other at this summer’s dance showcase ps: We Are All Here.

Keeping Time

Everybody has a story. If you take the time to ask questions and listen, you might even uncover a piece of dance history. Here is one such gem. Meet Shirley Sommerville.

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