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Where Are All the Women?

In an industry where women outnumber men, the ballet still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality. Take a look into the state of gender parity and representation in Canadian ballet. By Tessa Perkins Deneault

Review

Bodily Reflections

Choreographer Sasha Ivanochko premiered two works – Modern Woman in Search of Soul and Mirror Staging the Seeing Place – presented as part of Citadel + Compagnie’s Bright Nights series. Both have been in development for four years, culminating in an evening of highly focused, personal and rigorous performance. By Robert Kingsbury

Column

Provocations

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

News

Honouring Dance in Canada

On Sunday, March 25, the Encore! Dance Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at The Globe and Mail Centre, hosted by CBC journalist Laurie Brown.

Video

Soleá

Fiona Malena - Solea
 

Learn more about the dancer who inspired The Dance Current’s May/June cover art.

Contest

Win a Ticket Pass for Two, for Dancemakers’ Open Space: Sponsored by Dancemakers

Win a ticket pass for two, for Dancemakers’ Open Space, A Week of Installation Performances, featuring Lee Su-Feh’s Dance Machine and a new Work In Progress by Antony Hamilton, at Dancemakers Centre for Creation, in Toronto’s Historic Distillery District.

Video

Bachata in Canada

Geo and Kim: Salsa Class at Toronto Salsa Fridays
 

Toronto-based Latin dance couple, Kimberly Ramos and Geovanny Ricardo, have established themselves as a powerful force in the Canadian bachata dance community. Recognized for their smooth, yet strong, energy and presence, the couple has gained national and international success through numerous avenues including competing, performing and instructing at a professional level.

Review

Songs for a Nervous System

Lourdais’ work is concentrated on somatic states and he speaks in the programme notes about “refin[ing] the body’s state of awareness.” What’s clear in Bleu is the importance of touch. By Philip Szporer

News

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.

Feature

Decolonizing Dance Stages

This year in Canada, the conversation about diversity, inclusion and representation has been omnipresent. I’m profoundly happy that more presenters, curators and jurors have brought these words into their vocabulary. But I question what they’re really referring to. Do we all really feel and understand the urgency? More precisely, when asking, “What does the word diversity really mean?” the answers from the dance milieu are often incomplete, reflecting a lack of comprehension of the issues at stake. By Rhodnie Désir

Column

On the Ground

During a week-long festival at Toronto’s Harbourfront, an exciting schedule brought unique performances from around the world. Through dance, music, theatre and puppetry, children were exposed to stories and cultures, from right here at home to as far away as Australia and Norway. By Elise Tigges

Gallery

#CanadaDances on International Dance Day 2018

A roundup of images and videos from dance communities in Canada on International Dance Day.

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