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iTMOi

iTMOi OFF - Akram Khan Company
 

British contemporary choreographer Akram Khan brings his new company work, iTMOi (in the mind of Igor), to Montréal October 30-November 1.

Review

Soif

Thirty years of existence in a dance company’s life is more than a notable marker; it’s an achievement to celebrate and a time to pause and reflect on how the company’s dances are resonating with younger generations. Ginette Laurin’s O Vertigo hit this milestone this year, and delivered the world premiere of Soif to an appreciative hometown crowd. By Philip Szporer

Review

Cause and Affect

Elsewhere, Strauss explains in her program note, is a response to the notion of affect or affect theory. A concept that has been circulating in philosophical spheres since the seventeenth century, affect has become something of a catchphrase within social studies and visual culture in the last twenty-five years. By Bridget Cauthery

Feature

Dancemakers: Between Promise and Peril

In April, our former editor, Kathleen Smith, commissioned Michael Trent to write about the new creation/production model at Dancemakers. In this final piece of writing, Trent speaks about his early departure from the company and where he left this new model after the board of directors decided to not renew his contract as artistic director. By Michael Trent

Column

What's In Your Dancebag?

“Food. Running late for Graham class one day, I had to hide a piece of toast under my leg and surreptitiously shove it into my mouth while doing bounces,” says Molly Johnson, of things she needs in her dancebag.

Feature

Dancemakers: Between Promise and Peril

In April, our former editor, Kathleen Smith, commissioned Michael Trent to write about the new creation/production model at Dancemakers. In Part II of this writing series, Trent speaks about that model and the context from which it was born. By Michael Trent

News

Four Major Arts Awards Announced

Four significant arts organizations celebrated the accomplishments of Canadian artists by announcing major awards and prizes. The Prix Culturel Samuel de Champlain was awarded to choreographer Marie Chouinard, while Aszure Barton was awarded the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation Prize. Vancouver bestowed its Mayor’s Art Awards for 2014, with Jai Govinda winning the performance award, while Alejandro De Leon received $45,000 from the funding body CALQ (Le conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec) to create a new dance web series.

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Festival of African and Caribbean Culture

Behind the scene rehearsals. "FESTACC" Festival of African and Caribbean Culture. 2015/17
 

ijo vudu Dance in rehearsal before FESTACC, the Festival of African and Caribbean Culture in Toronto.

News

Dancemakers Appoints Co-Curators

Dancemakers announces the appointment of co-curators Emi Forster and Benjamin Kamino.

Contest

Burlesque Issue by the Canadian Theatre Review

Enter to win access to the issue on neo-burlesque in Canada.

Column

Writers & Readers

In preparation for her profile of Canadian dance legend Grant Strate, Carol Anderson asked friends and colleagues about their memories and recollections of working with the man himself.

Gallery

Marvels Abound at 2014 Scotiabank BuskerFest

The streets of downtown Toronto come alive during the Scotiabank BuskerFest, August 21-24, with daredevil stunts, fire manipulations, acrobatics, aerial, magic, contortion, dance and mime, and some acts that simply defy categorization.

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