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Diving Deep: Valerie Calam

Toronto dance artist Danielle Baskerville speaks with contemporary dance artists in their mid-career and beyond about how they sustain themselves and how they move forward – physically, creatively, psychically, practically. She recorded chats from Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany, and continues the conversations back home in Canada. By Danielle Baskerville


For a Quartet

Professional contemporary dance in Nova Scotia has come a long way in fifteen years, thanks in large part to Mocean Dance, who are celebrating with an anniversary show.


Performing Performances

Dance was front and centre at SummerWorks this year, building on some serious bonds forged during past editions of this annual contemporary performance festival in Toronto. By Kathleen Smith


Healthy Dancer

A speedy snack and savoury hosting treat for potlucks and parties


360 Dance

Now, in its eighty-forth season, the ten-week festival is home to artists performing on the various stages, including an impressive outdoor venue named Inside/Out. The School at Jacob’s Pillow brings faculty and students from the ballet, contemporary and dance theatre streams of dance, and this year change was in the air. By Philip Szporer


New Season Reads

Whether you’re headed back to school or not, the September air always brings about the feeling of education. If you’re looking to expand your horizons with dance literature this fall, here are a couple of new books we feel are worth adding to your reading list. By Emma Kerson


Dressing The Moving Body

Canadian costume designers discuss the inspiration behind their work and the elusive synergy behind creative collaboration.


Danced Reality of Black America

Jon Boogz | Alexa Meade | Lil Buck| "Color of Reality"

A call to compassion and call to action in artful dancefilm directed and danced by Jon Boogz with Lil Buck


The Dance Deck Trois is Rich, Intimate and Authentic

Grassroots performance series pairs dancers’ personal explorations with live classical music in a garden setting. By Rachel Silver


What's In Your Dancebag?

Michael Caldwell, choreographer, dancer and artistic producer of Fall for Dance North in Toronto.


Inaugural RAD Conference for Teachers in Toronto

Presented by the Royal Academy of Dance, the En Avant Dance Teacher Conference concentrated on teaching as well as the business side of the profession. The four-day conference covered a range of topics throughout seventy-eight seminars, panel discussions and movement workshops.


Life Phenomenology: Movement, Affect & Language

Last month, 100 scholars from as far away as Norway, New Zealand and Japan gathered together at the University of Ottawa for the thirty-fifth annual International Human Science Research Conference.


All-Access Passes to the En Avant Dance Teacher Conference Courtesy of Royal Academy of Dance Canada

Enter for your chance to win all-access passes for you and a friend to the En Avant Dance Teacher Conference – August 20-23 in Toronto.