Rehearsal director, dramaturge, outside eye, witness, facilitator, mentor, monitor, répétiteur/répétitrice … Are these just different titles for essentially the same role, or does the recent interest in dance dramaturgy in Canada signify a new development in the choreographic process?
Painting and sketching metaphors abound in reviews of Winnipeg choreographer Ruth Cansfield’s work. Her latest program, in the foyer of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, makes the connection to visual art even more explicit. Along with dance and live cello, visual art students will “perform” by sketching the dancers during the event.
Robert Etcheverry is a dance and theatre photographer; he has worked in the Montréal dance community since 1978. Here, he presents photos taken between 1979 and 2006.
Celia Franca 1921-2007; Circuit-Est renews Espace chorégraphique Jean-Pierre Perreault; Peggy Baker receives provincial award for excellence; Winnipeg dancers launch preservation initiative [Stephanie Ballard; Margaret Piasecki]; Erik Bruhn Prize [Tina Pereira and Ulrik Birkkjaer]; Sampradaya Dance Centre opens its doors; New ballet company on Vancouver Island [Roberta Taylor; Graham McMonagle; Canadian Pacific Ballet]; Quick Currents [Jaime Vargas; Jacinte Armstrong; Yukon-based dance artists; Black McGrath; William Lau; David Morrison]