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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


What's In Your Dancebag?

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


Dance, Music and Story in 52 Portraits

52 Portraits Monday 25 July: Crystal Pite

52 Portraits is a digital project featuring brief videos of dancers or performers accompanied with music and autobiographical lyrics.


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


On the Ground

Vancouver tap dancer Alexandra Clancy explores the intersections of the contemporary and the traditional. By Denise Solleza


Moving Beyond the Pas-de-Deux

Helen Simard discusses issues of gender in contemporary dance with four Montréal-based dance artists. By Helen Simard


Dressing The Moving Body

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


The Creative Gesture

The Creative Gesture, the inaugural contemporary dance residency led by sessional Banff dance director Emily Molnar and program head Stephen Laks, demonstrates responsiveness within a very ambitious and structured four weeks in the mountains. By Sarah Todd


CASCADIA Dance & Cinema Festival in Vancouver


This teaser of PAS by Canadian Aléas Films is just a hint of some of what will be on offer at the CASCADIA Dance & Cinema Festival.


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.


End of Season Awards

As the dance season wrapped, a range of artists were recognized for their work, performance and contribution to the community.


Why Love What You Will Lose?

Lighted Rooms is a hybrid performance that defies categorization. It is a series of poems, story monologues, dance, song and bawdy limericks, an hour-long string of pearls whose thread is the energy and commitment of an extraordinary group of performers. By Don Rieder


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.