Matriarchs Uprising Leaves Us Wanting to Dive Deeper Into Our Roots

The annual festival shares Indigenous women’s stories of identity and ancestry


Andrew Turner’s 18 P_R_A_C_T_I_C_E_S Spins an Odyssey to Unravel Selfhood

Emily Wilson’s translation of the Odyssey serves as the entry point for Turner’s investigation of the self


Isolation and Connection Converge in Voices of Mountains

With choreography by Aria Evans, the performance fuses opera and dance. Available to stream until July 15.


Helen Walkley’s John Gives Shape to Absence

In 1969, Walkley’s brother disappeared, never to be heard from again


Reality and Fantasy in Kittiwake Dance Theatre’s 35th Annual Nutcracker is Blurred by Magic

This year’s production features the company’s orchestra and a funny little TikTok moment


Dyade Dances Returns to the Stage, Showing Subtle Connection and Intimacy

Ottawa Dance Directive presents THR3E as part of Series Dance 10


Languages and Cultures Clash in Babel 7.16

Visually arresting performances by a triple-threat ensemble elevate Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet’s epic story


Confession Publique Asks Whether We Can Choose Not to Look

Angélique Willkie centres humanity in Mélanie Demers’s interrogating performance


Opera Atelier’s Angel Certainly Flies – But Where Does It Land?

The baroque opera company’s multidisciplinary storytelling event marks the culmination of a four-year project by composer Edwin Huizinga


Two Performances that Create, Clear and Hold Space

Getting to know your Fruit and The Grand March of the House of Siriano premiered at Fall for Dance North 2021


Double Feature Is a Testament to the Need for Truth Before Reconciliation

Citadel + Compagnie marked the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a touching double feature


Waterline: A Dance with the Surface of the Water Considers What Water Might Remember

In partnering with a river’s surface, the performance meditates on the vital relations between humans, water and what becomes ghostly


To Victor with Love Is an Energetic and Moving Tribute

The work honours the late Victor Kolstee, co-founder of Flamenco Rosario


Andrea Peña’s 6.58: Manifesto Examines The Body As a Site Through Which Societies Create an Oppressive System

Set in a post-industrial reality, the piece conveys a darkly dystopian universe, where dread is omnipresent and free will has faded away


MUKUTHÔ Proves That Community Can Be Built Within The Span of One Show

The performance by Casimiro Nhussi and Pulga Muchochoma, in partnership with dance Immersion, was presented in Toronto as part of Canadian Stage’s Dream in High Park from Aug. 19 through 27

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Porch View Dances’ 10th Anniversary Online Film Festival Captures Its Roaming, Inclusive Essence

This year’s performances refract notions of home through movement and community

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Mama, do we die when we sleep? Explores Wonder in a World of Responsibility

Part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival in Vancouver, Rachel Meyer’s work was inspired by the question posed by her two-year-old daughter


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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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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Stories of Struggle and Triumph Underscore GRIT: Short Dances

Five emerging artists showcase the diversity of Asian cultures and identities


Kaija Pepper Merges Art with Life in her 2020 Memoir, Falling Into Flight


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

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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