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Rubberbanddance Group

Between Ballet and Breaking
By Lindsay Zier-Vogel

“I would listen to Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev and hear the hip hop in it,” says ballet and break dancer Victor Quijada. He and Anne Plamondon co-direct the Montréal-based Rubberbandance Group, creating works that blur the line between ballet and breaking.

Considering Classicism

Bharatanatyam and Ballet
By Suzanne Jaeger

B2 is a new work created by British choreographer Mavin Khoo for the dancers of Sampradaya Dance Creations and Ballet Jörgen Canada. Here, artistic director Lata Pada and Bengt Jörgen talk with writer and scholar Suzanne Jaeger about the position and practice of classicism in bharanatyam and ballet.

Reality Check

Tuning in to Dance on TV
By Ann-Marie Williams

The popularity of dance-based reality shows only seems to be growing, with all the major networks getting in on the action. Canada will soon have its own version of So You Think You Can Dance this fall on CTV. This is great – isn’t it?

Peter Eastwood

Dance Photographer

Vancouver photographer Peter Eastwood focusses on studio-based dance portraiture. Here we exhibit a selection of his images.

Departments

Editorial

By Megan Andrews

Transcultural dance?

Making Waves

By Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Jessica Jone and Chengxin Wei bring a Chinese archetype to life

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

Canadian ballet festivals

Funniest on-stage moment

Malgorzata Nowacka, artistic director of The Chimera Project

Green room

Maribé – sors de ce corps, Marie Béland

Short Waves

By Amy Bowring

Canada Council strategic investment benefits dance; Leonard Gibson 1926-2008; Jennifer Fournier retires; Alberta announces new cultural policy; Equity introduces new dance policy; CADA Ontario names new executive director [Elizabeth Chitty]; Marcuse and SFU launch new centre; Quick Currents [2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; Jacob Zimmer; Actors’ Fund of Canada; Ontario Arts Council; Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts; Merce Cunningham Dance Company; Wild Rose Farm Artist Retreat; International Dance Day Message 2008]

Expert advice

By Shannon Litzenberger

On connecting with politicians

Undercurrents

By Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Anik Bouvrette

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