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Laurence Lemieux

Embodied Repertoire
By Seika Boye

Dancers are the living archives of choreographer’s works. Created on that premise by Laurence Lemieux and her partner Bill Coleman, The Kudelka-Taylor Project brings several of the Canadian choreographer’s contemporary works back to the stage, along with a new creation, in January 2006.

Before the Movement Fades

A Dance Preservation Imperative
By Mary Jane Warner

Why is dance considered the poor relation among the arts? In part, this is because dance’s history is mostly invisible. Without tangible “artifacts”, dance has a few reference points to mark its evolution and development. Individuals involved in preservation and documentation are motivated to change this.

Creating a Living Archive

Fonds choréographique Fernand Nault
By Pamela Newell

As long-time co-artistic director of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and now Choreographer Emeritus, Fernand Nault has created a significant corpus of original ballets. Now eighty-four, and stricken with Parkinson’s disease, he has formally entrusted his choreographic legacy to André Laprise through the creation of the Fonds choréographique Fernand Nault.

Breathing Dance

Young Lungs in Winnipeg
By Jennifer Essex

In January 2004, a group of young dance artists in Winnipeg came together to form a resource network to support their artistic development. They call themselves Young Lungs and here they offer a window on their process.

Departments

Editorial

By Megan Andrews

Forward thinking

Making Waves

By Julie-Anne Saroyan

Amber Funk Barton: All Funk and Zest

Expert Advice

On Photos & Publishing, (Part of a Public Service Announcement circulated by Dance Collection Danse)

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

David Earle

Dance data

How does dance measure up? (How many Canadians went to see The Nutcracker last year)

Short Waves

By Susan Kendal

Advocating for increased Canada Council funding; Amanda Hancox takes helm at DTRC; OMO performs at UN anniversary [Debbie Wilson]; Oscar Nieto wins 2005 Lemieux prize; Toronto celebrates the arts; Grossman dancer celebrates twenty years; Dance Notation Bureau in jeopardy

Undercurrents

By Seika Boye

Christina Loewen: Dance Environmentalist

Student Snapshot

By Seika Boye

Naomi Brand, in her final year in the dance program at the University of Calgary

Vantage Point

By Shannon Litzenberger

Artists rally for increased funding to the Canada Council

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