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An Artist’s Retirement: How to Pay for It

Don’t have a government pension? Follow these tips to save for later years

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Burlesque Gone Digital

Does burlesque become digital sex work on OnlyFans? A conversation made more relevant since the platform just tried banning sexually explicit content

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The Road Out

Since July 2019, a record number of people have left Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. With COVID-19 driving out more, do major cities need to play a role in a successful dance career?

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The Winding Staircase to a Safer Place

Learning to make a studio safer is like learning new choreography: one step at a time

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Soften Up

Self-massage to combat a hypervigilant nervous system, caused by the chronic fear of catching COVID-19

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Hope Muir Announced as New Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada

Muir’s appointment closes the historical difference between the number of male and female artistic directors that the ballet has seen

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Research Spotlight: Checking In With the Mental Health of Performing Artists

Findings from three surveys highlight the decline in artists’ mental health during the pandemic

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The Career Chronicles II

Dance artists find unique ways to boost their income

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I Am Pride

Five dance artists from Canada’s vast Queer communities

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The Living Performance Environment in MOTHER sound / body Presents a World of Possibilities

The performers wear sensors on their wrists, which control lighting, music and projections in the performance environment

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Keep On Calling

To truly move towards liberation, BIPOC artists shouldn’t have to justify how their creative practice relates to their cultural background

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Andrea Vagianos Wins Dora Ancillary Award for Outstanding Leadership in Administration

This award highlights the critical work of operational managers and directors that kept their organizations afloat during the pandemic


Volume 24, Issue 3

Summer 2021

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Wanted Rides the Line Between Campy and Cool

CAMP’s swaggering cowboy comedy considers good and evil at Vancouver International Dance Festival

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What Kind of World Do We Want?

Red Sky Performance’s Mistatim, in collaboration with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, is a story of reconciliation for kids

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Stories of Struggle and Triumph Underscore GRIT: Short Dances

Five emerging artists showcase the diversity of Asian cultures and identities


The Coming Silence Is a Wild Ride

kloetzel&co.’s self-guided tour presents a wilderness that is threatened by extinction


Propeller Dance Brings Vibrant Joy to Our Living Rooms for Earth Day 2021

Celebrating and connecting with the Earth in the virtual age of a pandemic


The Definition of Sexy

Ruthe Ordare empowers Indigenous women to reclaim their sexuality through burlesque

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The Career Chronicles I

Dance artists find unique ways to boost their income

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The Dance Centre’s Latest Show in the Discover Dance! Series Is a Flamenco Smorgasbord

Kasandra “La China” offers a cursory introduction to the flamenco art form that leaves you wanting more


Belinda McGuire’s ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Dancefilm Invigorates a Challenged Art Form

Order in the Eye of the Beholder is available until April 30

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Writing With a Sharp Pencil

On top of fraught politics, dance critics have to figure out how to fit into the fold during -- and after -- the pandemic

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Orange Is a Mesmerizing Duet on Human Connection

Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject and Less San Miguel/LessIZM’s experimental creation melds two bodies into one