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BOW’T by Rhodnie Désir

“This significant evening-length political work explores notions of homeland, and a journey from an immigrant ship to the factory floor,” says Philip Szporer of Désir’s new work, a performance highlight in the March/April 2015 issue.


Mixed Pairs

Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, soggy Vancouverites entered the Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge in Chinatown for Small Stage point 5, a MovEnt production. The younger sister of Dances for a Small Stage, which started in 2002, Small Stage point 5 is Artistic Producer Julie-anne Saroyan’s way of bringing it back down to a small scale and creating collaborations between music and dance in a non-traditional sense. By Andrea Rabinovitch


In Memoriam: Grant Strate (1927 - 2015)

Grant Strate, often dubbed the elder statesman of Canadian dance, passed away in his home in Vancouver on Monday evening. Strate’s achievements are incalculable because his contributions share one quality: they endure and continue to create impacts on dance in Canada that are beyond measure.


What's In Your Dancebag?

“TheraBands, for foot-strengthening exercises when I’m working with synchro teams,” says Nichols who founded a conditioning method based on ballet.


Youth Dance Awards in Ontario

Dance Ontario honours Isabella Rapino with the Jacque Foesier Youth Dance Award and seven students from Canada’s National Ballet School receive the 2015 Peter Dwyer Scholarships.


4 Solos and group

A festival that prides itself on presenting works that take risks, the PuSh festival packed a lot of them into two weeks this winter in Vancouver. By Naomi Brand


Emmanuelle “Cleopatra” Lê Phan Throws It Down

B-girl Cleopatra throwdowns 2014

The first of our bgirl video features for the March/April 2015 issue is a roundup of throwdowns from cover girl Emmanuelle “Cleopatra” Lê Phan.


South Asian Dance

The category of South Asian dance is a broad one. It is a term that only takes on meaning in diaspora. Resilient and adaptable, South Asian dance forms have the capacity to transform and yet to retain formal elements that remain identifiable.


Writers & Readers

This letter is mainly a personal note from me to you. However, on account of the outpouring of affection for this wonderful master, it wouldn’t be too bold to say my words come from a whole host of dancers across several disciplines in the concert dance community.


360 Dance

Sia - Elastic Heart feat. Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler (Official Video)

The new year has started off with a bang, courtesy of the Australian singer-songwriter Sia and her latest music video, Elastic Heart. The video features a warring dance by actor-turned-performance artist Shia LaBeouf and the phenomenal dance sensation Maddie Ziegler, best known for her appearance on the competition reality series Dance Moms. By Philip Szporer


Beyond the ephemerality of dance

Eric Beauchesne talks about the positive impact dance artists can have in the fight against climate change. By Eric Beauchesne