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Raes Calvert, Sean Harris Oliver

REDPATCH

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
April 12-16 avril 2017
Performance Art, Physical Theatre

Dance artists and faculty, including Adi Salant, Tilman O’Donnell and Jermain Spivey, in the studio during Banff Centre’s Creative Gesture residency / Photo courtesy of Banff Centre
 

Fundamental Questions

How conflicting ideas about the goals of a mature dance collaboration derailed Banff Centre's Creative Gesture Residency in 2016 By Mark Mann

In July of 2016, Banff Centre ran a residency designed to answer the need for professional development opportunities for mid-career dance artists. By the end of the program, only five of the original ten participants remained. This is what happened.

 
Melissa Monteros, Wojciech Mochniej

Anatomy of a Choreography

Workshop | Classe

Calgary AB
March 24 mars 2017
6:00 | 18:00
Contemporary, Physical Theatre

 
Cause & Effect Circus

The New Conformity

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
February 12 février 2017
Physical Theatre

 

Why Love What You Will Lose?

By Don Rieder Lighted Rooms Company of Angels

Lighted Rooms is a hybrid performance that defies categorization. It is a series of poems, story monologues, dance, song and bawdy limericks, an hour-long string of pearls whose thread is the energy and commitment of an extraordinary group of performers.

 
SummerWorks Festival

SummerWorks Festival

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
August 4-14 août 2016
Contemporary, Physical Theatre

The Cicada and the Ant

Québec’s Sursaut Dance Company begin their third tour of China this week with The Cicada and the Ant by Artistic and General Director Francine Châteauvert.

 
On the Ground

Dance at Toronto’s Luminato Festival 2016

By Miya Shaffer

Of the dance I saw, both A Study on Effort and a performance by Yes Yes Y’all demonstrated a sense of adventure while keeping to Luminato’s larger, and founding, vision.

Exterminating Angel

Emerging choreographer Alysa Pires of Alysa Pires Dance Projects brings her bold movement quality and theatrical edge to the Toronto Fringe.

Swan Lake Syndrome

The forty-minute solo by Toronto-based artist Linnea Swan is a comedic and poignant autobiography of the highs and lows of a life and career in dance – starting with having the last name Swan as a young ballerina.

Basketball-ography, Anyone?

The Harlem Globetrotters recently made their way through six Canadian provinces on an eighteen-city tour, and here they take to an outdoor basketball court in Greenwich Village to mix cool tricks with bouncing beats.

 
Ainsley Hillyard, Catch the Keys Productions

Ursa Major

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
January 27-7 février 2016
Physical Theatre

kloetzel&co, Marie France Forcier

Professional Series - Dance

Performance | Spectacle

Calgary AB
January 21-23 janvier 2016
8 p.m.
Physical Theatre

Good Women Dance Collective, Northern Light Theatre

Wish

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
April 28-7 mai 2016
7:30 | 19:30
Physical Theatre

 

Calm Amid the Chaos

An Interview with Lara Kramer on her new work Tame By Victoria Mohr-Blakeney

The world premiere is in two days. Kramer listens carefully as her collaborators troubleshoot. Like her work, she is focussed, intuitive, and highly perceptive. A seasoned choreographer with five full-length works, a slew of residencies, and a company under her name, Kramer gracefully brings the discussion to a resolution. There is still more work to be done.

PPS Danse at Twenty-Five

As Montréal’s PPS Danse prepares to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary, this milestone, according to Artistic Director Pierre-Paul Savoie, “is first and foremost about looking back at all that has been done to illuminate the road we want to follow moving forward.”

 
On the Ground

PANAMANIA

By Lee Slinger, Brittany Duggan, Sarah Lochhead

The Dance Current team is on the ground taking in this unique thirty-five-day arts and culture festival for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto.

 
On the Ground

A Day in Dance at Toronto’s Fringe Festival

By Sabrina Bellisimo

It was a hot Saturday afternoon when I set off into downtown Toronto to attend two shows at my first-ever Toronto Fringe Festival.

 
Hamilton Fringe Festival, Ten Toes

Thumped!

Performance | Spectacle

Hamilton ON
July 18-26 juillet 2015
24 @ 6:00 | 18:00
Physical Theatre

 

A Meeting of Minds

Merce Cunningham archivist David Vaughan and Pepper Fajans at Montréal’s Fringe Festival By Philip Szporer

Fringe festival-going can be a distinctly hit-or-miss experience. It was my great surprise to happen upon Co. Venture, a beauty of a show produced and developed by the fledgling Brooklyn Touring Outfit in its world premiere. The piece, performed by the duo, is about their cross-age friendship.

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