Sacrificing Space: New Homes for Dance Ontario, M-Do & Arabesque; Powell and Residance [JoAnna Powell]; New Faces at Dancemakers and Toronto Dance Theatre [Andrea Vagianos, Ruth Fraser, Ken Cunningham, Barbara Baltus, Russell Martin, Ingrid Tench, Jay Rankin]; Battle of Wills Over Graham Legacy [Ron Protas]; The Curtain Falls on Glasco Dispute; Final Year for Kaeja and fFIDA; Controversy at Ballet BC Over Neary’s Work [Patricia Neary]; Newton Moraes Dance Company Returns from German Tour; Harbourfront Hosts First-of-Its-Kind Dance Festival; Academic Accolades for Peggy Baker; Ken Cunningham Retires from Dance
Most dance artists and presenters must negotiate the tension between creating work that meets their artistic goals, that is accessible to their community and that provides the fiscal support required to live as an artist and to run a company. Emma Doran speaks with artists, organizations and presenters across the country to discuss who they envision their audience, how they are seeking to reach those individuals and what constitutes meaningful engagement with them.
In 2010, South Asian Arts began teaching the first university-accredited bhangra course in North America at Simon Fraser University. On April 7, 2011, for their final project, the students performed a Bhangra Flash Mob outside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, immediately following the unveiling of Roger Neilson’s statue before a Canucks game.
July 3-14 juillet 2017
The pre-professional intensive is for aspiring professional dancers looking to develop their strength and artistry.