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Melly Mel Inspires


Mélissa ‘Melly Mel’ Flérangile is committed to re-investing her personal, dance-generated income so that she can offer high-quality dance instruction in under-served, often remote, areas of the globe.


Healthy Dancer

Feel a cold coming on? It’s the season for runny noses, colds and flus, which can affect performance and training. The next time you feel the signs of a cold coming your way, fight back with these handy tips. By Sarah Maughan


Springboard 2015: Emerging Choreographers Announced

Earlier this week, Springboard Danse Montréal announced which emerging choreographers they’ve invited to participate in the program this year. Among them, Canadians Hanna Kiel (Toronto), Colleen Snell (Mississauga) and Heather Myers (Vancouver).



Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre’s (CCDT) annual WinterSong is now in its twenty-seventh year. The program was established in 1988 by co-directors Deborah Lundmark and Michael deConinck Smith as an antidote to the commercialism of the Christmas season. The teenagers that make up CCDT are consummate professionals who can dance rings around some of their adult colleagues. By Paula Citron


Freetoes Toeless Socks

Available in lots of cool colours and patterns, these toeless socks let you personalize your style and keep warm in the cold winter months.


Les Prix de la danse de Montréal 2014

Carol Prieur, Benoît Lachambre and Meg Stuart awarded Les Prix de la danse de Montréal.


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


Shaping Sound Tours

Shaping Sound World Tour 2014-2015

Los Angeles-based dance company, Shaping Sound, tours to Ottawa, Kitchener and Mississauga in early February.


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


360 Dance

What follows is a consideration of work that I saw in 2014, listed in no particular order. It is also a message of gratitude to those creators who unfailingly push forward, break boundaries, develop their vision and create worlds in which we, as audiences, can be inspired and challenged. By Philip Szporer


Dancers Dwelling

Cohorts in the Vancouver dance scene, Anne Cooper, Ziyian Kwan and Ron Stewart have known and worked with each other for thirty years. But creating a concert together, things near & far at the Firehall Arts Centre, was a first. Choreographers Josh Martin and Tedd Robinson brought Dwelling, the title of both pieces, to fruition. By Andrea Rabinovitch