In a July 21st article, the Toronto Star highlighted a “comprehensive list of things to watch, see and listen to that make us truly Canadian”. Dance was not included. A flurry of emails from members of the Toronto dance community created a stir and subsequent conversation with editors at the newspaper may have promising results.
Businessman in the Process of Becoming an Angel(1983), Édouard Lock; Chagall (1989), Ginette Laurin; Double Quartet (1978), Brian Macdonald; Glass Houses (1983) Christopher House; In Paradisum (1983), James Kudelka; Joe (1984), Jean-Pierre Perreault; Les Males heures (1989), Paul-André Fortier; Sacra Conversazione (1984), David Earle; Le Sacre du printemps (1993), Marie Chouinard; Sisyphus (1983), Karen Jamieson
For photographer Michael Slobodian, the ideal dance image articulates the explosive quality of the motion and the physical intensity of the dancer. Here are five of his favourites.
Evelyn Hart performs for last time; Québec festival boasts record audiences [Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur; Anik Bissonnette]; Susan Bodie steps down from Ballet Jörgen Canada; Toronto festival tries on different name and focus [fFIDA; Toronto International Dance Festival; TIDF]; Two new Dora awards announced for dance; Dances for a small stage grows; David Earle wins Walter Carsen prize