After twenty-one years with a metal rod attached to her spine to treat scoliosis, in 1995 choreographer Martha Carter had the hardware removed. Her latest work Twisted explores the human impulse to move through the lens of her personal experience with scoliosis.
BC artists facing severe cuts; Baker and Fleck honoured by Governor General; Canadian Prizes for the Arts and Creativity raises controversy; RQD to hold General Assembly; CADA-ON launches second version of PSD [Professional Standards for Dance]; Heritage Think Tank in St. John’s ABTC [Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada] involved in ground-breaking textile project
How can we improve the working and living conditions of independent dance artists in Canada? Thirty years ago three dance artists founded the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists to educate and advocate on behalf of dancers. How have working conditions of dancers changed since then? And what are the pressing issues that need to be addressed in the present?