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Projet Héritage / Legacy Project: Episode 1

The Margie Gillis Foundation’s Legacy Project / Project Héritage shares the iconic Canadian dancer’s knowledge and philosophy with a new generation of artists.

 

Moving Beyond the Pas-de-Deux

Four Montréal-based dance artists discuss gender in contemporary dance By Helen Simard

Helen Simard discusses issues of gender in contemporary dance with four Montréal-based dance artists.

Photo courtesy of Bellydance Blossom Festival
 
Various Artists

Bellydance Blossom Festival

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
May 5-7 mai 2017
Belly Dance

Lost Boy

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

 

More of the Same Strange Forever

Fractals of You by Tentacle Tribe By Mark Mann Fractals of You

Fractals of You takes both its title and primary fascination from the phenomenon of similar patterns repeated at every scale – macro or micro, a fractal looks the same.

 

Canadian-Latin American Dance Today

Vanguardia Dance Festival By Christina Strynatka Vanguardia Dance Showcase: A View on Latin America

Watching A View on Latin America days after Trump’s victory, I couldn’t help but watch this collection of Latin American perspectives and see a community united.

 

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.

 

Can Choreography Really Change Music?

By Lori Straus petites danses

The concept behind Marie-Josée Chartier’s petites danses is a simple one: how does choreography change the way we hear music?

 

Strength in Unity

By Kate Stashko Encounters

Encounters, the company’s season opener, is a double bill featuring world premieres: Jacinto by Morris and Herd by Toronto guest choreographer Alysa Pires. This is a different Citie Ballet than from the last time I saw them perform.

 

Love Hurts

By Catherine Genest Danse de nuit

Danse de nuit by Québec City-based choreographer Karine Ledoyen looks at nightlife and sentimental wounds. It gets at the crazy stuff we do as we attempt to heal ourselves.

 

Moving Bodies

How does the centrality of bodily experience affect interdisciplinarity in dance? By Helen Simard

It is perhaps the presence of the body – and a desire to express one’s self through and from the body – that continues to define dance as an art form.

Creature at In Situ Festival

Mississauga-based artist Colleen Snell is known for her highly theatrical and site-specific dance work, and her newest creation, Creature, will be no exception.

 

Pursuing Pauses with Patience at Angikam Seminar

Kathak guru Nahid Siddiqui advises students to slow down while chasing the beat By Aparita Bhandari

Patience might be the last word that many kathak dancers think of when either practising or preparing for a show. After all, for the most part, kathak is known these days for fast, stomping footwork and pirouettes that leave the audience dizzy in their seats. But for Nahid Siddiqui, one of the foremost proponents of kathak today, patience is the key to unlocking the potential – of both the form and the dancer.

 

Call of the Wild

By Philip Szporer Pour

Daina Ashbee, a Montréal-based dance artist with Cree Métis and Dutch heritage, shifts her compass northward, beyond the treeline, to awaken an essential part of her emotional fabric, embodiment and essence with Pour.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Melissa Tuplin

Calgary-based artist Melissa Tuplin admits to being an overpacker, a believer in the bullet list system, and a triple-clothing-layer kind of dancer.

 

Dance for All the People

By Lucy Fandel Quartiers Danses Festival

The fourteenth annual Festival Quartiers Danses strung together themes of accessibility, originality, history and joy in contemporary dance today.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Michael Caldwell

Michael Caldwell, choreographer, dancer and artistic producer of Fall for Dance North in Toronto.

Follow Your Heart by Evolution Dance Theatre

Follow Your Heart is a multidisciplinary spectacle that unites cultures through theatre, dance, live music and the most universal of stories – a love story.

4OUR

4OUR by Vancouver choreographer Joe Laughlin explores “family dynamics, cross-generational relationships and the singular moments that shape our life’s journey.”

 
Anastasia Maywood

Sneak Peak of New Work-In-Progress

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
September 17 septembre 2016
Contemporary

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