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Dana Michel in Yellow Towel / Photo by Maxyme G. Delisle
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

To Turn Burden into Songs

By Victoria McKenzie

Dear Dana, On June 18, 2017, I watched you perform Yellow Towel.

Dana Michel in Yellow Towel / Photo by Ian Douglas
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Intertextual Review: Dana Michel, Yellow Towel

By Fabien Maltais-Bayda

If Yellow Towel is an experiment in identity, it is one that imagines identity through the fragmentary, the sensorial, the experiential.

Dana Michel in Yellow Towel / Photo by Maxyme G. Delisle
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Crafting Tension and Attention

By Robert Kingsbury

Montreal dance artist Dana Michel’s celebrated work Yellow Towel had its Toronto debut as part of Dancemakers Minifest this June, after extensive touring in Europe and the United States.

Everything you've always wanted by Brian Postalian w/ Ensemble of Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Theatre / Photo by Neil Silcox
Mutable Subject, Katie Lyle, Shelby Wright, Nita Bowerman

Interplay 2017

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
September 8-9 septembre 2017
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary, Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary

Nicole Schaefenacker in her own work / Photo courtesy of Mile Zero Dance
Mile Zero Dance

Dirt Buffet Cabaret #26

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
July 20 juillet 2017
9:00 | 21:00

Alias Dance Project Animates Toronto's Historic Todmorden Mills / Photo courtesy of the presenter
ALIAS Dance Project, Lauren Cook, Hanna Kiel, Troy Feldman

Alias Animates Todmorden Mills

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
July 15-16 juillet 2017
July 15 @ 1:00 | 13:00 & July 16 @ 1:00 | 13:00 & 4:00 | 16:00
Contemporary, Site-Specific

LA Dance Project, Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, ProArteDanza, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Tentacle Tribe

Festival des Arts de Saint-Saveur

Festival | Festival

July 27-5 août 2017
Various times

Mix Mix Dance Collective / Photo by Sam So
Gauthier Dance, Mix Mix Dance Collective, Dong Mei Dance, Zata Omm Dance Projects, Robert Binet, BJM Danse (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal), Michaela Hinds, Guangzhou Ballet, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

Fall For Dance North

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
October 4-6 octobre 2017
Contemporary, Various

Chorus II by Sasha Kleinplatz / Photo by Sandra Lynn Bélanger

Festival of New Dance

Festival | Festival

St. John's NL
September 23-7 octobre 2017
Contemporary, Various

Tracey Norman with daughter Pearl and students of York University / Photo by Raphael Roter
On the Ground

Dancing into Parenthood

By Grace Smith

Childcare information and ideas for dance artists

Sharon B. Moore, Tentacle Tribe, Yamini Kalluri

London Dance Festival

Festival | Festival

London ON
June 30-2 juillet 2017
Various, Contemporary

Meegwetch in rehearsal / Photo provided by the presenter
HATAW Performing Arts, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Our Home On Native Land

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
June 30-3 juillet 2017
Various, Indigenous, Flamenco

Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden in Swan Lake / Photo by David Cooper
Emerging Dance Critics Programme

Somber Classic Gives National Ballet Stars Time to Shine

By Annick MacAskill

The National Ballet of Canada explores the dark side of love in a regal production of choreographer James Kudelka’s Swan Lake, which opened at the Four Seasons Centre Thursday night.

Artists of The National Ballet of Canada in Swan Lake / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
Emerging Dance Critics Programme

A Triumphant Opening

By Rya Marrelli

The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts came alive at the triumphant opening night of The National Ballet of Canada’s Swan Lake on June 15.

Various Artists

Found Festival

Festival | Festival

Edmonton AB
June 22-25 juin 2017
Contemporary, Dance Theatre

Lilona Quarmyne

Global Water Dances Halifax

Performance | Spectacle

Halifax NS
June 24 juin 2017
3:00 | 15:00

Jillian Vanstone and Guillaume Côté in A Streetcar Named Desire / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.
Emerging Dance Critics Programme

The Demise of Desire

By Annick MacAskill

The National Ballet of Canada’s premiere of choreographer John Neumeier’s A Streetcar Named Desire is an aesthetic triumph and a thought-provoking comment on the destructive nature of repressed sexuality and violence.

Broken Dance

Unkaha: The Untold Stories of Our Community

Performance | Spectacle

June 17-18 juin 2017
June 17 @ 7:30 | 19:30 & June 18 @ 6:30 | 18:30
Indian, Contemporary, South Asian

Amanda Acorn / Photo by Talia Shipman
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Two Local Voices on a Double Bill

By Robert Kingsbury

Local and emerging artists-in-residence Andrea Spaziani and Amanda Acorn share a program during the Dancemakers MiniFest on June 13 in the Distillery District.

Alicia Grant, Andrea Spaziani and Julia Male in Spaziani's Rafters / Photo courtesy of Spaziani
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

A Feast of a MiniFest

By Victoria McKenzie

I’ve been craving spice lately. A lil’ paprika, a lil’ tamarind, a lil’ Dancemakers MiniFest.

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