“It was a big relief for me to learn that I could let go of most of the control and trust that there is a greater force at play in the creative process,” says Calgary-based choreographer and performer Helen Husak, known for her discipline and strong work ethic.
We are clearly privileged, in Canada, that working conditions have been governed by laws and regulations for some time now. What of our working conditions in the dance studio? Are artists excluded from ethical work practices? What role do training institutions and dance presenters play?
Funding cuts for Alberta's artists; Édouard Lock to receive Governor General's Performing Arts Award; Chrystal Awards honour Victoria artists [Treena Stubel; David Ferguson; Lori Hamar; Miles Lowry; Lynda Raino]; Losses in the dance community: Margaret Dale and Beverley Miller
Is there a work or a collection of Canadian dance works that stand out as highlights to you from 2016? Are there any themes or ways of working that stand out to you as interesting or unique? We asked this question to dancers and dance enthusiasts from around the country and this was their reply.