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Canadian Dance Goes Audio

Did you know that Canada produces a number of rich listening resources for dancers? Here are some Canadian dance audio highlights for you to tune into. By Rachel Silver

Video

Software Teaches Itself How to Dance

Chor-rnn: after 10 minutes of training
 

“It takes ten years, usually, to make a dancer” according to Martha Graham. Although Martha never had computer technology as a pupil.

News

Survey Researches the Social Impact of Dance in Canada

Canada Council for the Arts survey investigates how dance affects society in Canada, the last phase of research in the Dance Across Canada project.

Column

Emerging Dance Critics Programme

Before a single dancer appears on stage opening night at The National Ballet of Canada’s production of Giselle, a medley of magic and madness already fills the air. By Marissa Trarback

News

Lindsay Zier-Vogel Appointed Director of the Canadian Society for Dance Studies

The Canadian Society for Dance Studies announced on June 3 in an email to its members that Lindsay Zier-Vogel will replace Samantha Mehra Donaldson as director.

Column

Emerging Dance Critics Programme

Traditionally described as ‘the ballerina’s Hamlet’, this production of Giselle by The National Ballet of Canada soundly debunks the adage. By Emily Trace

Gallery

Dressing The Moving Body

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

Video

Justin Jackson Jamming

Justin Jackson - Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars | @ijustinjackson
 

Justin Jackson of So You Think You Can Dance Canada notoriety is a nine time tap dancing champion of Canada; however, his involvement with dance extends far beyond his own achievements.

Feature

Ballet BC Rehearsal Director Sylvain Senez Retires

In a phone interview with The Dance Current, Ballet BC’s longtime rehearsal director, Sylvain Senez, reflects on his time with the company, how dance has changed in the past thirty-five years, and what he’s got planned next. By Brittany Duggan

Column

Emerging Dance Critics Programme

An innocent peasant girl, a prince in disguise, and an undead queen. Saccharine leitmotifs and the most enthusiastic use of triangle in any orchestral work. Giselle has it all. By Aziza Mohammed

Review

A Wild Way Home in Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince is both a perfect and a problematic choice. Perfect because the story is already furnished with all the necessary components for a conventional ballet, and problematic because Le Petit Prince is actually a dark and confusing book. By Mark Mann

Review

Memory, Music and Dance

Induction presented three new works by local choreographers Amber Funk Barton, Anne Cooper, Tom Shroud and Peter Bingham. As the audience gathered at the warm, intimate EDAM space near the intersection of Main and Broadway, I noticed the casual coziness of the place, worn in by years of dancing and performance. By Rachel Silver

Contest

All Access Passes to the En Avant Dance Teacher Conference

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.

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