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Mid-Career

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.

 

Mind the Gap

Two dance artists discuss bridging the divide between training and a professional career By Brittany Duggan

For many dancers in Canada, there’s a disconnect between training and the professional world. Melanie Kloetzel and Amber Funk Barton discuss fostering the next generation of creative independent dance artists.

 

Diving Deep: Sarah Ludi

A series of conversations with mid-career contemporary dance artists By Danielle Baskerville

Toronto dance artist Danielle Baskerville speaks with contemporary dance artists in their mid-career and beyond about how they sustain themselves and how they move forward – physically, creatively, psychically, practically. In this conversation, she captures the life of Roasa company member Sarah Ludi who is a freelance dance artist, new teacher of the Alexander Technique and mother.

 

Diving Deep: David Zambrano and Mat Voorter

A series of conversations with mid-career contemporary dance artists By Danielle Baskerville

Toronto dance artist Danielle Baskerville speaks with contemporary dance artists in their mid-career and beyond about how they sustain themselves and how they move forward – physically, creatively, psychically, practically. In this conversation, she captures the life and experience of dance artists David Zambrano and Mat Voorter in their home in Anderlecht, Brussels, in Belgium.

 

Diving Deep: Valerie Calam

A series of conversations with mid-career contemporary dance artists By Danielle Baskerville

Toronto dance artist Danielle Baskerville speaks with contemporary dance artists in their mid-career and beyond about how they sustain themselves and how they move forward – physically, creatively, psychically, practically. She recorded chats from Brussels, Belgium, and Berlin, Germany, and continues the conversations back home in Canada.

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