The Winter’s Tale is considered one of William Shakespeare’s problem plays, richer in texture than in vibrancy. By Matthew Pariselli
Through Dreamwalker Dance Company, eight editions of The Whole Shebang have been produced in Toronto. And while Andrea Nann continues to work as a dancer, creator and teacher in a variety of contexts, this ever-evolving production has become her company’s signature event. By Molly Johnson
On October 2, 2015, lawyers, arts advocates and performing arts professionals gathered at the dance pavilion of the University of Québec in Montréal for a focus day on copyright and dance heritage, hosted by the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, to discuss a wide range of pertinent legal and ethical questions surrounding dance creation and ownership.
The world premiere is in two days. Kramer listens carefully as her collaborators troubleshoot. Like her work, she is focussed, intuitive, and highly perceptive. A seasoned choreographer with five full-length works, a slew of residencies, and a company under her name, Kramer gracefully brings the discussion to a resolution. There is still more work to be done. By Victoria Mohr-Blakeney
When Christopher Wheeldon debuted his adaptation of The Winter’s Tale with The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in April 2014, the story was untouched by classical ballet. By Anne Cass
On October 24, Toronto youth dance company Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) performed José Limon’s The Winged at an international festival in his honour presented as part of the Limón Dance Company’s seventieth anniversary season. CCDT’s dancers were the youngest to perform at the festival, further cementing the connection between the company and Limón’s legacy.