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Participants at Don’t Forget the Money! forum presented by Mississauga’s Blackwood Gallery / Photo by Jayne Wilkinson
 

Don't Forget the Money!

Don’t Forget the Money! is the first in a new series of forums presented by Mississauga’s Blackwood Gallery called Working with Concepts. The public discussion was aimed at navigating the unique labour processes in the interaction of artistic discipline of dance and various contemporary art contexts.

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.

 
Justine A. Chambers

The Talking Thinking Dancing Body

Talk | Conférence

Vancouver BC
February 26 février 2016
10:00-12:00 | 10:00-12:00
All

 
Kaija Pepper

Writing Dance

Workshop | Classe

Vancouver BC
January 18-8 février 2015
January 18 @ 2:00-4:00 | 14:00-16:00, January 25, February 1 & 8 @ 2:00-5:00 | 14:00-17:00
All

Various Artists

Festival Cinédanse

Festival | Festival

Québec City QC
November 21-24 novembre 2014

Various Artists

Convergence

Conference | Colloque

Banff  AB
November 27-29 novembre 2014
Multidisciplinary

 
360 Dance

On Criticism

By Philip Szporer

Choreographers have been unburdening their anger at dance critics on social media, taking them to task for negative reviews and registering disdain for the scribes’ perceived lack of insight. Our Montréal regional online editor Philip Szporer weighs in.

 
Writers & Readers

Dance Book Poll

We asked our readers to list their favourite dance book for our August 2013 contest. Here’s what we heard back –

 

Volume 155 of the Canadian Theatre Review

Contest now closed

 

Rite Redux

Sacre Celebration at York University By Marie France Forcier

The Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning, a conference hosted by York University, recently took place in Toronto.

Alberta Mayors NDW Message 2013

Mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary and Mayor Stephen Mandel of Edmonton deliver National Dance Week Messages.

 
Feet First

Feet First: We've landed!

By Megan Andrews

Celebrate Canadian dance and dancers with us as we launch our brand new website!

 

Knowing Not Knowing

Improvised Choreography in Contemporary Dance By George Stamos

Writer, performer and choreographer George Stamos explores creative approaches that combine set parameters with spontaneous choice.

NDW Message 2013

This year's National Dance Week Message was written by Vicki Adams Willis, Artistic Director and co-founder of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in Calgary.

 

The Dance Current Reader Survey Report

Shaping our Organizational Transition By Megan Andrews

A great big thank you to everyone who took our marathon survey in the fall.

 

Gilding the Lily 

By Ursula Pflug, Bill James From the House of Mirth (avant premiere) James Kudelka, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

From the House of Mirth is a dance/opera inspired by Edith Wharton’s 1905 novel, choreographed by James Kudelka. The production is a true hybrid, where neither the dance nor the opera is intended to dominate. Writer Ursula Pflug responds to the Peterborough avant premiere performance here and then discusses the event with choreographer Bill James.

The Weight of Words

The Second États généraux de la danse professionnelle du Québec By Marie Claire Forté

“The written word endures and is eventually accepted as authority,” proclaimed Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) director Lorraine Hébert at the launch of the second États généraux de la danse professionnelle du Québec, a summit conference on professional dance in the province.

 
Undercurrents | Courant Continu

Menaka Thakkar and Sudha Khandwani

By Megan Andrews

Menaka Thakkar of the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company and her sister Sudha Khandwani of Kalanidhi Fine Arts of Canada are co-producers of the upcoming International Dance Festival and Conference: ContemporaryChoreography in Indian Dance.

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