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Code of Silence

In the March/April issue of The Dance Current, Marie France Forcier hosted the print conversation, “Creating Safe Spaces.” The article focused on sharing strategies for identifying and preventing abusive situations. In this follow-up, Forcier delves deeper into the problematic, widespread and systematic experiences that lay at the root of that discussion by challenging what she identifies as the code of silence within the discipline. By Marie France Forcier


Through the Microscope

In Lesley Telford’s latest creation, Spooky Action at a Distance, she draws from subject matter that is well served by the complex spatial patterns and temporal relationships of a group of young, moving bodies. The piece is an interdisciplinary collaboration with poet Barbara Adler. By Naomi Brand


Collaborative Practice

Assemblée Internationale 2017 (AI17) took place this year from April 30 through May 6 at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS). This international event takes place every four years and brings together training schools from all over the world to collaborate, learn and create.


Hip Hop and Bhangra Meet Courtside

Jade’s Hip Hop Academy and House of Bhangra at the Raptors’ Half Time Show


Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

While scrawling notes in mid-performance darkness, I sometimes cling to words. By Fabien Maltais-Bayda, Victoria McKenzie


Dancemakers 2017 MiniFest Ticket Package Giveaway: Sponsored by Dancemakers

Enter for your chance to win a ticket package containing two tickets to three upcoming performances at Dancemakers 2017 MiniFest: Andrea Spaziani/Amanda Acorn Double Bill, Dana Michel’s Yellow Towel and Antony Hamilton’s Natural Orders.


Dancers Reflect on All Bodies Dance Project

What do you like about dancing with All Bodies Dance Project?

A series of uplifting testimonials from dancers with All Bodies Dance Project - an organization that seeks to “widen the spectrum of who dances and what dance can be.”


Diverse Expertise

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. By Andrea Rabinovitch


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.


Moving Others

Most dance artists and presenters must negotiate the tension between creating work that meets their artistic goals, that is accessible to their community and that provides the fiscal support required to live as an artist and to run a company. Emma Doran speaks with artists, organizations and presenters across the country to discuss who they envision their audience, how they are seeking to reach those individuals and what constitutes meaningful engagement with them. By Emma Doran


Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Incidental continuity … The exploratory permissiveness of the program’s multidisciplinary approach uniquely opens the possibility for accidents of cohesion. By Robert Kingsbury, Fabien Maltais-Bayda


#CanadaDances on International Dance Day 2017

A roundup of images and videos from the Canadian dance community on International Dance Day.