“The feedback we get when [the body] is working properly is the feeling of well being,” says Lilian Jarvis. The former National Ballet of Canada principal dancer has made bodywork her life’s work. At seventy-four, she continues to teach movement classes and is writing three books on her method, called Biosomatics. By Gabrielle Ward.
Dance requires muscular strength, skill, technique and committed physicality. It also involves public performance and recognition just like other professional athletic activities. On top of that, it offers the opportunity for creative expression. So, why aren’t there more men in dance?
Taking issue with the communication conundrum that dancers and musicians face when talking about the element of time in their work, musician and accompanist Chris Cawthray offers the pulse-cycle-subdivision system as a solution.
Moving youth. Any way you read it, that’s what it is. Founded by the same team that created the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Toronto-based company TILT sound+motion’s emerging dancers perform for approximately 10,000 youth per season in community theatres throughout Ontario. By Patricia Quevedo.
Canadian arts organizations rally; Canadian Heritage reports on dance presentation in Canada; BC Emerging Artist award [Sara Coffin]; Christiane Bourget receives Paula Citron fFIDA award; New book on Kain; Alberta Ballet administration unionizes; Keith Kelly returns to the CCA; RQD makes a move; Deadline change at the OAC
Canadian Universities and Colleges with Dance Programs (Concordia University; George Brown College; Simon Fraser University; Ryerson University; University of Calgary; Université du Québec à Montréal; York University)
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.