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The Creative Gesture

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity By Sarah Todd

The Creative Gesture, the inaugural contemporary dance residency led by sessional Banff dance director Emily Molnar and program head Stephen Laks, demonstrates responsiveness within a very ambitious and structured four weeks in the mountains.

Dance artists and faculty, including Adi Salant, Tilman O’Donnell and Jermain Spivey, in the studio during Banff Centre’s Creative Gesture residency / Photo courtesy of Banff Centre

Fundamental Questions

How conflicting ideas about the goals of a mature dance collaboration derailed Banff Centre's Creative Gesture Residency in 2016 By Mark Mann

In July of 2016, Banff Centre ran a residency designed to answer the need for professional development opportunities for mid-career dance artists. By the end of the program, only five of the original ten participants remained. This is what happened.

Melissa Monteros, Wojciech Mochniej

Anatomy of a Choreography

Workshop | Classe

Calgary AB
March 24 mars 2017
6:00 | 18:00
Contemporary, Physical Theatre

Holi Hungama Presented by Sparq Productions

Holi Hungama

Participatory | Participatif

Calgary AB
March 11 mars 2017
7:00 | 19:00

Mascall Dance in The Outliner / Photo by Michael Slobodian
Mascall Dance, Jennifer Mascall

The Outliner

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
March 3-4 mars 2017
8:00 | 20:00

Image provided by presenter
Rouge Gorge

The Dress Writer

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
April 28-29 avril 2017
8:00 | 20:00

Image provided by the presenter
Dance Collection Danse, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD)

DJD and Dance Collection Danse present Free Public Sessions

Workshop | Classe

Calgary AB
February 2-3 février 2017

Courtesy of Paul Chambers
Dancer's Kitchen

Dancing with Goats

Former dancers Craig Sanok and Paul Chambers now run their own goat dairy, Dancing Goats.

W&M Physical Theatre

Choreographic Lab with Melissa Monteros

Workshop | Classe

Edmonton AB
May 1-3 mai 2017

Bill Coleman


Performance | Spectacle

January 21-29 janvier 2017
7:30 | 19:30

Sage Theatre

Soliciting Temptation

Performance | Spectacle

February 23-4 mars 2017
Various days and times | Spectacles à différentes dates et heures
Contemporary, Multidisciplinary

Van Grimde Corps Secrets

Symphonie 5.1

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
January 20-21 janvier 2017
20-21 @ 8:00 | 20:00

Louise Lecavalier in So Blue / Photo by André Cornellier
Various Artists

High Performance Rodeo

Festival | Festival

Calgary AB
January 5-2 février 2017
Multidisciplinary, Contemporary

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD)

Black and White Ball

Fundraiser | Levée de fonds

Calgary AB
March 3 mars 2017
8:00 | 20:00

Lost Boy

Calgary performing arts company The Show expands their production portfolio with music videos.

The Dance Spot

Will people dance if you give them a spot? Edmonton-based artist Tim Folkmann discovered that yes they will, and with joy.


Backup Singers Dance Centre Stage

Good Women Dance Collective By Jennifer Mesch Convergence

Good Women Dance Collective commission Vancouver-based Justine Chambers for new work exploring the dance vocabulary and near-star power of backing vocalists.

Ukrainian Shumka Dancers

Kobzari: A Celebration of Shevchenko

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
April 8-9 avril 2017
April 8 @ 7:30 | 19:30


The Drowsy Chaperone

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
November 23-3 décembre 2016
Musical Theatre

Ballet Victoria

The Nutcracker

Performance | Spectacle

Camrose AB
December 15 décembre 2016
7:30 | 19:30

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