Summer intensives will provide you with new perspectives, spur you on to new things, and broaden your network and your horizons.
Peggy Baker Dance Projects Summer Intensive in Toronto; Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Jazz Immersion in Calgary; Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division Summer Session in Winnipeg; ImpulsTanz in Vienna, Austria
In June, Anik Bissonnette retires as principal dancer with Les Grands Ballets Candiens de Montréal. Here, she talks with contemporary dancer/choreographer Laurence Lemieux about her life in dance, her daughter and what’s next.
Federal Budget falls short for the arts; New company premieres in Niagara Region [Niagara Dance Company; Kathleen Martinez-Hughes; Mary Jo Mullins]; Atlantic Ballet Theatre finds home in historic Moncton landmark; FIFA showcases dance films; International dance festival in Montréal includes dance [Festival TransAmériques]; Bissonnette new face of Shmink Cosmetics; Dunn receives Cirque de Soleil Prize [by Brittany Duggan]; Hari Krishnan wins New Pioneers Award; Marie Chouinard wins 22nd Grand Priz du Conseil des Arts de Montréal; Awards in BC [Chengxin Wei; Wen Wei Wang; Alison Denham; Judith Garay]; Quick Currents [Governor General’s Performing Arts Award; Kinetic Studio; Jerry and Joan Lozinski of Toronto made a multi-million dollar gift to three dance organizations in March; Increase to the Ontario Arts Council’s annual budget]
Four months of production, with over 2100 individual drawings, culminates in three minutes of bachata technique expressed in animation. Phases of Dance by illustrator, animator, bachata dancer and instructor Iveta Karpathyova explores the movement potential of rotoscoping in documenting embodied knowledge.