Salsa Tuesdays at a downtown bar. Line dancing at a restaurant on the edge of the city. Traditional set dancing at a local community centre. The recreational dance world is no longer primarily populated by little girls in black leotards and pink tights. Men and women, seemingly in greater numbers every year, are heading out to social gatherings – to dance.
DSW launches new initiatives to develop Alberta choreographers; Concern with legacy inspires several remounts; Recent awards in dance [Miriam Adams; Christopher House; Sara Coffin; Compagnie Marie Chouinard; Liz Lerman; Erin Cowan]; Cas Public appoints assistant to the artistic director [Pierre Lecours]
Principal dancer and resident choreographer with The National Ballet of Canada, composer, creator and, again this summer, artistic director of the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur – an inspired meeting point of Canadian and international dance and music – Guillaume Côté describes himself as neurotic about dance.