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Louise Quick on Cabaret, Bob Fosse and life on Broadway

By Moze Mossanen

Bob Fosse cast Louise Quick as a Kit Kat Klub dancer for his movie version of Cabaret in 1971. In the film, she is introduced by the Master of Ceremonies (played by Joel Grey) as ‘Helga’ in the lineup of dancers during the first number, Willkommen.

 

Canadian Arts Coalition's Arts Day on the Hill

By Shannon Litzenberger

Tuesday October 23rd marked the Canadian Arts Coalition’s annual Arts Day on Parliament Hill.

 

The Dancing Chiropractor

By Blessyl Buan

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be many things. I wanted to be a doctor, a teacher, a mother and, secretly, I wanted to be a professional dancer.

 

The Dance Current Reader Survey Report

Shaping our Organizational Transition By Megan Andrews

A great big thank you to everyone who took our marathon survey in the fall.

 

The Canadian Dance Assembly's Step in Time! Conference

By Kathleen Smith

Mandated to explore two themes - technology and pluralism - the Canadian Dance Assembly’s (CDA) annual conference drew a diverse range of dance practitioners, teachers and thinkers to Ottawa from October 20th through 22nd.

 

Remembering Perreault

By Marc Boivin

It was ten years ago, on December 4th 2002 that Jean-Pierre Perreault passed away. The man, our friend and the artist left us all too soon.

 

Confluences: On the Screen

Real Reality Ballet – The Making of Romeos & Juliets By Moze Mossanen

How do you make a documentary film about the making of a ballet? Better yet, how do you make a ballet film so that a wide television audience will be interested enough to tune in?

 

The Ballerina of the Future

Changes Afoot By Deirdre Kelly

Ballerinas today are healthier than they used to be, as a result of a growing awareness of what the body needs to function at optimum levels of athletic performance.

 

Vienna Diary

By Julie McLachlan

I planned my trip to Vienna not really knowing what to expect at ImpulsTanz. All I knew was that this was an incredible chance to push myself outside of my very comfy comfort zone and be thrown into a foreign culture and a new dance community.

 

La B.A.R.N.

Tedd Robinson's Place in the Sun By Chick Snipper

He’s a quiet choreographer and a former zen monk. He’s a physical poet and a spiritual guide to dancers’ creative souls.

 

The Creation of Brute/On Androgyny

Essays from The Choreographer’s Trust By Peggy Baker

What follows are excerpts from Peggy Baker’s writing for the recently launched DVD and booklet series chronicling The Choreographer’s Trust project.

 

Occupy Dance

Artists on the frontlines of a revolutionary moment By MJ Thompson

Participants from diverse Occupy encampments to share their experiences and pictures.

 

Contorting in the Cirque du Soleil

By Lori Henry

I remember being quite impressed in elementary school when I heard that the Cirque du Soleil was Canadian.

 

Canada is a Dance Nation!

International Dance Day and National Dance Week By Nathalie Fave

“Dance has the rare and precious power to unite people of all ages, cultures and religions and has an intrinsic value to Canadian society.”

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