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Feature

Where Are All the Women?

In an industry where women outnumber men, the ballet still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality. Take a look into the state of gender parity and representation in Canadian ballet. By Tessa Perkins Deneault

Review

Songs for a Nervous System

Lourdais’ work is concentrated on somatic states and he speaks in the programme notes about “refin[ing] the body’s state of awareness.” What’s clear in Bleu is the importance of touch. By Philip Szporer

Column

On the Ground

Jenalyn Saraza-Pacheco and Luka Milacic-Perusina are a Toronto-based cabaret ballroom couple who are set to wow the audience in season two of World of Dance, a competitive dance TV series that airs on NBC (and CTV in Canada). After being cut in season one, they’re back and excited to challenge themselves. By Elise Tigges

News

Honouring Dance in Canada

On Sunday, March 25, the Encore! Dance Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at The Globe and Mail Centre, hosted by CBC journalist Laurie Brown.

Video

Formal Mediations

PROSE - Film by Shawn Bracke
 

PROSE is a screendance collaboration loosely based on the romanticized story of Allen Ginsberg and Lucien Carr and plays with the idea of keeping a calm composure when faced with overwhelming pressure.

Contest

Win a Ticket Pass for Two, for Dancemakers’ Open Space: Sponsored by Dancemakers

Win a ticket pass for two, for Dancemakers’ Open Space, A Week of Installation Performances, featuring Lee Su-Feh’s Dance Machine and a new Work In Progress by Antony Hamilton, at Dancemakers Centre for Creation, in Toronto’s Historic Distillery District.

Video

Soleá

Fiona Malena - Solea
 

Learn more about the dancer who inspired The Dance Current’s May/June cover art.

Review

A Night at the Juke Joint

Under the artistic direction of Natasha Powell, Floor’d was a fresh spin on vernacular jazz – a journey to another era, complete with live jazz music that has spectators dancing along in their seats. From the strike of the first saxophone to the last dim of the lights, we were offered much more than a show: the audience was given an experience. By Valeria Nunziato

News

Baryshnikov's Ties to Canada

Famed Soviet-American dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov will make a rare return to Toronto to perform in the Canadian premiere of BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV. The Dance Current asked Baryshnikov about his time in Canada and he responded by highlighting his relationships within the ballet community.

Feature

Decolonizing Dance Stages

This year in Canada, the conversation about diversity, inclusion and representation has been omnipresent. I’m profoundly happy that more presenters, curators and jurors have brought these words into their vocabulary. But I question what they’re really referring to. Do we all really feel and understand the urgency? More precisely, when asking, “What does the word diversity really mean?” the answers from the dance milieu are often incomplete, reflecting a lack of comprehension of the issues at stake. By Rhodnie Désir

Column

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Have you ever yearned to step into the mind of a genius - and an Academy Award-winning genius at that? By Josette Halpert

Gallery

#CanadaDances on International Dance Day 2018

A roundup of images and videos from dance communities in Canada on International Dance Day.

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