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Feature

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

A Night at the Juke Joint

Under the artistic direction of Natasha Powell, Floor’d was a fresh spin on vernacular jazz – a journey to another era, complete with live jazz music that has spectators dancing along in their seats. From the strike of the first saxophone to the last dim of the lights, we were offered much more than a show: the audience was given an experience. By Valeria Nunziato

Column

On the Ground

Ralph Escamillan and Gerard X Reyes talk about their work in keeping vogue communities intergenerational. By Jillian Groening

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

Formal Mediations

PROSE - Film by Shawn Bracke
 

PROSE is a screendance collaboration loosely based on the romanticized story of Allen Ginsberg and Lucien Carr and plays with the idea of keeping a calm composure when faced with overwhelming pressure.

Contest

Win Four Tickets to Arts Umbrella Dance Company’s Season Finale: Sponsored by Arts Umbrella

Win four tickets to Arts Umbrella Dance Company’s Season Finale, May 24-26 at the Vancouver Playhouse. Sponsored by Arts Umbrella.

Video

Soleá

Fiona Malena - Solea
 

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

Review

Shadows Against a Sunset

Responding to the ongoing worldwide struggle of violence against women and girls, pataSola dance has created a theatrical performance work that pays homage to victims and survivors, while offering a transformative experience of surrender and sanctity. By Olivia C. Davies

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

What's In Your Dancebag?

Artistic Director of Co. ERASGA

Gallery

This is Our Place

This is Our Place was a mini dance residency held and performed within a Toronto home in between tenants. Featuring six local dance artists over the course of three days, the residency concluded with a work-in-progress showing on November 4.

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