What’s your favourite dance on film or TV?
Hard to pick one favourite but I really love the scene in White Nights when Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines dance in the studio. Great movie. ~ Caroline Lindberg
It’s a little cheesy but I love Center Stage! The last dance numbers at the end are great. ~ Karen Murray
When I was a child, I saw The Turning Point and, like everyone else in the universe, fell head over heels for Baryshnikov! ~ Natasha Smith
Smoke by Mats Ek with Sylvie Guillem and Niklas Ek. ~ Barbara England
Ever since I was a child, I have always been captivated by the Egyptian dance sequence from Cecil B. DeMille’s film, The Ten Commandments. The dance is performed by a group of young women at the celebration of Pharaoh’s jubilee. It was choreographed by Ruth Godfrey. It sparked my lifelong interest in ancient Egypt, Egyptian dance and sacred dance, and I never get tired of watching it. ~ Sophia Podrozny
What’s your favourite new gadget?
My Canon T4i DSLR. ~ Rosanna Terracciano
Well, it’s not new, but my smartphone is so useful for videotaping rehearsal and performance footage and playing music for class. ~ Kate Stashko
Avocado peeler. ~ C. Edmunds
What’s your outstanding summer dance memory?
Le Grand Continental [by Sylvain Émard] at the Canada Dance Festival in June. ~ Sara Palmieri
Hoopurbia! The Urban Hula Hoop Festival. ~ Rebecca Halls
Dusk Dances in Ottawa – a beautiful moment under blue skies… ~ Lys Stevens
Saw a show in a Big House on a remote island in Northern BC. ~ Andrea Roberts
The Art of Stealing [by Amber Funk Barton] and Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club [by Jennifer Mascall] at Vancouver’s Dancing on the Edge Festival. ~ Cindy Funk