What Do Professional BIPOC Contemporary Dance Artists Want to See Post-Pandemic?

Four Calgary-based BIPOC dancers reveal how they envision the future, given the current challenges of creating in their industry and city

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What Do Emerging BIPOC Contemporary Dance Artists Want to See Post-Pandemic?

The creators of NAPPY Dance Collective discuss some of the issues facing BIPOC artists in Calgary

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How Vancouver Chinese Lion Dancing Teams Prepared to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2022 – Year of the Tiger

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Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble Celebrates 60 Years

The company marks its anniversary with a long-awaited event

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International Virtual Symposium Seeks to Address Racialization in the Ballet Sector

“The act of looking at a Black dancer and seeing them for who they are and not using their external appearance to facilitate a narrative that we’ve all seen as stereotypes, that act can have a great ripple effect,” said Livona Ellis of Ballet BC

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As Manitoba Vouches for Its Omicron Hands-Off Approach, Dance Studios Are Left With Hard Choices

The responsibility placed on owners to make public health-related decisions without adequate guidance has been tough, said Maria Rawluk, co-owner of Drop in Dance Winnipeg

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New dance Immersion Documentary Highlights the Benefit of Centring History in Dance Education

“It's important for all dance forms to talk about the history and the whys and not just do it,” said Suzan Richards, owner of The Cultural Arts Studio in Ottawa

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Bringing Hip Hop to Marsoui, Que., Population 275

Sweet Technique’s workshops reached as far as Korea. The resulting documentary-performance streams until Jan. 31

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Two Saskatoon Dance Companies Embrace the Cold

The companies have taken their programming outdoors, even in winter

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Ephemeral Artifacts Brings its Travis Knights Installation to Whitehorse

ĀNANDAṀ Dancetheatre’s work will light up the Old Fire Hall during Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival

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A Vancouver Dancehall Company Proves There is Appetite for International Collaboration

Femme Gone Wild Dancehall has been taking students to Jamaica to learn dancehall from its place and community of origin

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Adult Classes on the East Coast Boom After COVID-19 Lockdowns

“I think people are just generally realizing that we need to take better care of our health,” said Marcia Dysart, owner of First City School of Dance in Saint John, N.B.

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Vicki Adams Willis’s Legacy in Jazz Dance

Willis won the 2021 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award for her work in transforming Calgary’s jazz dance scene

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Anniversaries Galore in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Dance Communities

As dance leaders in the province celebrate milestones, they wish for a future that includes post-secondary dance education

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker Returns Without the Much-Loved Baby Mice

“It’s their first chance, their first taste”: Due to pandemic precautions, dozens of children have been cut from the show and will miss out on an important first step

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Abhinayam Dance Network’s Annual Nadanam Festival Returns Virtually

After the festival’s pandemic hiatus, presenting digitally now allows international artists to participate

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Yukon Artist Offers Audio-Only Classes

Aimée Dawn Robinson removes the traditional visuals in favour of inner awareness

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Dancers Return to Dovercourt House to Reminisce

Months after Toronto’s dance hub closed, many dance artists and companies still have no home

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$1 Million Allocated to Sustainable Art in Montreal

This money could help artists who often take on the brunt of the costs for sustainable productions

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Canadian Flamenco Film Receives International Attention

The film, created by Saskatoon’s Flamenco Borealis, has been presented in six countries

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Small Dance Organizations on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

As Halifax arts organizations work towards social change, Kinetic Studio is taking the lead

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A New Interactive Platform Invites the Public to Choreograph

The Coffre à danser houses the building blocks for users to create more than 20 billion combinations

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Community Arts Organizations in Winnipeg Collaborate to Host Free Street Dance Workshops for Youth

The program, by Graffiti Art Programming, Studio 393 and Unity Charity, holds special importance for BIPOC youth

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British Columbia Celebrates Diwali

Diwali Fest, the five-day South Asian celebration, helps those living away from India feel connected to their community

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