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Choreographing Community

Vancouver’s community-engaged dance momentum By Brittany Duggan

“You have to almost fall out of love before you’re going to open up to other possibilities,” recalls Karen Jamieson, of her journey into community-engaged dance. A Canadian pioneer of the practice, Jamieson shares with Brittany Duggan how this practice spread through Vancouver and how it was “utterly different from professional dance” as she had previously known and practised it.

Ritmo Flamenco Poster
Ritmo Flamenco


Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
June 25 juin 2017
7:30 | 19:30

Ottawa GreekFest Flash Mob

Get to the Greek! Summertime festivals all boast food and fun but no one hosts a dance party like this happy group of Mediterraneans at Ottawa GreekFest.

Sharing Dance Day 2016

Dancers from across the country have been hard at work learning this year’s Sharing Dance Day routine, and they’re just about ready to share the choreography with the masses.

Simon Fraser University Bhangra Flash Mob

In 2010, South Asian Arts began teaching the first university-accredited bhangra course in North America at Simon Fraser University. On April 7, 2011, for their final project, the students performed a Bhangra Flash Mob outside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, immediately following the unveiling of Roger Neilson’s statue before a Canucks game.


Weaving the Threads of Collaboration: Ten Years of The Whole Shebang

By Molly Johnson

Through Dreamwalker Dance Company, eight editions of The Whole Shebang have been produced in Toronto. And while Andrea Nann continues to work as a dancer, creator and teacher in a variety of contexts, this ever-evolving production has become her company’s signature event.


The Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network Mentorship Program

The Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network (CSARN) is developing a mentorship program. Officially launched in January 2014, CSARN is currently accepting applications from professional artists of all ages. Mentors must be sixty or older, but mentees can be artists of any age wishing to develop new skills.

On the Ground

A Bridge between Dance and Community

By Maude Abouche

Women of all ages from Montréal’s Ville-Marie borough experience contemporary dance first-hand, for the first time.

Discover the Art of Pantsula

Québec dancer Mélissa Flérangile, better known as Melly Mel, travels to South Africa to learn pantsula.

Kin Games 2013

The University of Alberta’s opening ceremony dance at the Kin Games hosted by the University of Calgary.

Dance for Good

From March 12th through 28th, 2013, participants in hospitals, shelters and hospices in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia benefited from seeing and learning Bollywood jazz dance as part of the new initiative Dance for Good.

Everyday Moves: Prison Reformer Broadcasts Dance

The April 2010 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an article in the series Everyday Moves highlighting a popular YouTube video of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center.

Blue Print for Life: Social Work Through Hiphop

Up until March 7th, Blue Print for Life is running a week long “Social Work Through Hiphop” program up in the Nunavik community of Kangirsuk.

Holiday Merrymaking: Mummering in Newfoundland

The Dec/Jan 09/10 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an article about custom of mummering in Newfoundland.

Contra Dancing

This month’s feature article in The Dance Current discusses the motivations and benefits of participating in various forms of social dancing.

Collective Joy

Albeit an American rally doing The Wave, check out the collective joy in anticipation of President Obama’s September speech about Health Care reform.

The Canadian Stomp

Here’s a nice clear video of the Canadian Stomp, a popular line dance that is often cited as being from an unknown choreographer.