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The understory of the understory

By Bee Pallomina, Johanna Bundon Prairie Dance Circuit

A story of creation from two participants in this season’s Prairie Dance Circuit (PDC).


Double Trouble or When Things Fall Apart

By Mary Theresa Kelly Jacques & James James Gnam & Jacques Poulin-Denis


NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”)

Lara Kramer Danse By Philip Szporer

In Lara Kramer’s NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”) topics of racism, intoxication and substance abuse among native women in Canada are front and centre.


Newfoundland Rocks – Part Two

Festival of New Dance – Stoker, Barton, Fushell, Solo, Roque and more By George Stamos

More shows reviewed from The Festival of New Dance in St. John’s, Newfoundland.


Newfoundland Rocks – Part One

Festival of New Dance – Wright and Ivanochko By Molly Johnson

The Festival of New Dance ran from October 8 - 13 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Here, Catherine Wright’s Cow One, Cow Two and Sasha Ivanochko’s Trio for Musician, Dancer and Double Bass reviewed.


Full Tilt

Ballet BC’s Mixed Program By Sarah Todd

Ballet BC in the black fiscally and artistically with the recent mixed program, Tilt.


From darkness to light

By Bridget Cauthery Season 2013 ProArteDanza

ProArte’s Season 2013 mixed program was a mixed bag.


History Lesson

By Ben Portis Toronto Heritage Dance

The 2013 season of Toronto Heritage Dance (THD), its second, assembled a stellar program of works by the pioneers of contemporary dance in Toronto, including Patricia Beatty, David Earle, Judy Jarvis and Danny Grossman, and Nenagh Leigh.



By Philip Szporer PLOMB by Virginie Brunelle

Virginie Brunelle and company plumb the depths of sorrow in PLOMB.


Object Lessons

By Sarah Todd Dances for a Small Stage 29

Vancouver’s Dances for a Small Stage 29 reviewed.


Mixed messages

By Bridget Cauthery with a trace

firstthingsfirst presents an evening of exceptional contemporary dance.


Comfort Zone Out-Grown

Hybridity and Emergence, Series 1 at Quartiers Danses By Lucy M. May Quartiers Danses

Four young dancer-choreographers dressed up and showed up as bright professionals for the first instalment of the Hybridity and Emergence series, nestled within the eleventh annual festival Quartiers Danses in Montréal.


Geographies & Dimensions

The Morrison and Von Tiedemann Series at dance: made in Canada / fait au Canada By Marie France Forcier dance: made in canada/fait au canada Various Artists

The Morrison Series and Von Tiedemann Series at dance: made in Canada/fait au Canada reviewed. Part 2.


Opposites Attract & A Mixed Bag

The Bennathan Series & WYSIWYG at dance: made in canada / fait au canada By Brittany Duggan dance: made in canada/fait au canada Various Artists

The Bennathan Series and WYSIWYG at dance: made in canada/fait au canada reviewed. Part 1.

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