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Understanding a Centre Between Ground and Sky

Reflections on Aikido and Dance By Colleen Snell

Before my first Aikido class began, I sat in seiza, my lower legs bent beneath me. I felt vulnerable and uncertain.

What Do Dancers Know?

On life, movement and brain elasticity By Sheila Heti

Several years ago, I performed in a ballet. I played the part of the “non-dancer”, although I danced.

The "Culture War" | La « guerre culturelle »

Tools for artists and arts lovers | Outils pour les artistes et les amoureux des arts By Louis Laberge Coté

“War” has been declared in Canada. | La « guerre » est déclarée au Canada.

An Ambitious Course

Master Plan for Dance in Québec By Philip Szporer

In a policy document spanning 134 pages, Le Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) has launched its Master Plan for Professional Dance in Québec 2011-2021.

Diving into Dance

A Critic's Manifesto By Kaija Pepper

As a critic, I tend not to reflect on my work: I guess I'm too busy pondering the dance I write about.

 

Train of Thought

Candid Reflections from Publisher/Founding Editor Megan Andrews By Megan Andrews

Reflecting on the experience of the past thirteen years creating and running "The Dance Current" is honestly overwhelming.

Feminism and Bellydance

The Bellybutton Revolution By Yasmina Ramzy

My mother was a devout participant in the feminist revolution. When I grew up and became a bellydancer, needless to say, my mom was perplexed and wondered where she had gone wrong.

Feature: Stuck in the Middle

A Story About 14 Mid-Career Independent Dance Artists in Toronto By Shannon Litzenberger

In December 2009, a group of eight mid-career independent dance creators came together to discuss the challenges they were facing as artists living and working in Toronto and to explore new ways of working collaboratively.

Top 10 Conference Takeaways

Reflections on the CDA National Conference

Counting down …

Not Your Average Dance Conference

CDA National Conference Sept. 23-25, 2010 By Kate Cornell

It was no coincidence that the Canadian Dance Assembly’s (CDA) conference happened at the National Ballet School in Toronto during Culture Days.

 

Reconsidering Public Space

The Complete Artist Interviews By Brittany Duggan

Interviews with creators/performers of site-specific dance in public space.

Canadian Tap Dance

On Stage and Screen By Lys Stevens

On February 12th, choreographer and soloist Brock Jellison joined 120 volunteer tap dancers performing at Vancouver's BC Place for the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies.

Dance in Public Schools

A Study (excerpt)

The following is an excerpt from the concluding chapter of Mark Richard's MA thesis, titledFinding the key to dance in elementary schools: A study of the current status of dance education in one Ontario school board.

Gradimir Pankov

On Choreographers, Dancers and Life Before Les Grands By Philip Szporer

It’s a brutal, bone-chilling, windy Montréal afternoon. As a gust literally blows me indoors, Gradimir Pankov, artistic director of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal (Les Grands), greets me with a friendly smile and open arms.

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