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Reel to Real

By Emma Kerson

Championing a multi-generational group in a multitude of artistic genres, Xtraordinary TO Dances (XTOD) is a ten-year dream come to life for Kaeja d’Dance’s artistic directors, Karen and Allen Kaeja.

Taisa Petruk
 

When Did You Fall for Dance?

This year at Fall for Dance North, our team asked festival-goers to share when they fell for dance.

 

Melting, Mourning and a Series of Impossible Tasks

By Brandy Leary

In June of 2017 Brandy Leary was part of The Arctic Circle’s Summer Solstice Expedition. She reflects on this residency program, which brings together international artists, scientists, architects and educators who collectively explore remote and fascinating locations aboard an ice-class tall ship (Antigua). The residency takes place in the international territory of Svalbard, a mountainous Arctic archipelago just ten degrees from the North Pole.

Ballet Folklórico Puro México / Photo by Gerardo Rico
 

#CanadaDances on International Dance Day 2017

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

 

Maud Allan and The Vision of Salomé

In 1996, Canada’s dance archive and museum, Dance Collection Danse, received a gem of a donation – the famous (and risqué for the time) Salomé costume worn by one of modern dance’s founding figures, Maud Allan.

 

Dressing The Moving Body

By Jillian Groening

Canadian costume designers discuss the inspiration behind their work and the elusive synergy behind creative collaboration.

 

#CanadaDances on International Dance Day 2016

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

 

The Future Dancers of Canada

A look at the next generation of dancers through performance images of professional and degree-granting programs from across the country.

 

#futuredancersofcanada - 2015 Photo Contest

During the month of September, we invited our readers, followers, friends and fans to share their back-to-the-studio photos with us using #futuredancersofcanada. Here is a selection of the submissions we received.

 

#CanadaDances - International Dance Day 2015 Photo/Video contest

Dancers across Canada posted their photos and videos on social media for International Dance Day on April 29.

 

Karen Kaeja in Newfoundland

Last fall, Toronto’s Karen Kaeja was invited to Newfoundland to spend six weeks in St. John’s and Cornerbrook, and Gros Morne National Park as part of a creative residency.

 

South Asian Dance

The category of South Asian dance is a broad one. It is a term that only takes on meaning in diaspora. Resilient and adaptable, South Asian dance forms have the capacity to transform and yet to retain formal elements that remain identifiable.

 

Marvels Abound at 2014 Scotiabank BuskerFest

The streets of downtown Toronto come alive during the Scotiabank BuskerFest, August 21-24, with daredevil stunts, fire manipulations, acrobatics, aerial, magic, contortion, dance and mime, and some acts that simply defy categorization.

 

François Barbeau: The Dior of Costume Designers

By Samantha Mateus

Renowned for his work with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Cirque du Soleil, veteran costume designer François Barbeau launches an exhibition to showcase his lifelong work at the Centre de l’exposition de l’Université de Montréal, May 25-December 7.

 

Capturing Dance with Christopher Cushman

Photographer Christopher Cushman shares his favourite dance images from the stage, his studio and everyday moments in life.

 

The Escape Artist: Claudia Moore

On the occasion of a milestone birthday, dancer/choreographer Claudia Moore presents The Escape Artist, her evening-length solo riff on escaping into dance and performance, a life-long strategy. Seen here through photos.

 

Powwow Summer

Photographer Irina Popova has spent may summers shooting First Nations events across North America. As another powwow season winds down here’s a selection of some of her favourite images.

 

L’Allegro Movement Project

L’Allegro Movement Project is a collaboration between teachers from the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD program, the Toronto Dancing with Parkinson’s group and students from Nelson Mandela Park Public School. Their work will be presented on June 19 as part of the Luminato Festival.

 

National Dance Week!

A gallery of dancing images from across Canada. Curated with the collaboration of the Canadian Dance Assembly.

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