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Core Chair In Action

Lisa's exercises on the CoreChair

Personal trainer Lisa Forsyth demonstrates exercises for the Core Chair – an alternative to exercise balls as office chairs.


Lisa Gelley Receives 2015 VIDF Choreographic Award

On March 11, at the opening night reception of the Vancouver International Dance Festival, Lisa Gelley was awarded the 2015 VIDF Choreographic Award.


Jack Udashkin Retires After a Rich Artistic Journey

Jack Udashkin, the current director of Théâtre La Chapelle in Montréal, will be retiring at the end of March after a rich, remarkable and diverse forty-year career in the arts.


Reading Writing Dancing: Emerging Dance Critics Programme

The National Ballet of Canada’s (NBoC) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a fantastical adventure that will draw you in and keep you captivated through every step and every note. By Sabrina Bellisimo


Karen Kaeja in Newfoundland

Last fall, Toronto’s Karen Kaeja was invited to Newfoundland to spend six weeks in St. John’s and Cornerbrook, and Gros Morne National Park as part of a creative residency.


The One and the Many

Vital Few, excerpts from a work-in-progress, is choreographed and performed by 605 Collective artists Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley. The full-length work is scheduled to premiere next year, forcing dance lovers to wait to see how the work evolves. By Mary Theresa Kelly


Writers & Readers

“Breaking Bad: The New Bgirls” by Mary Fogarty in the March/April 2015 issue featured a range of major players in Canada’s bgirl community. These women are fighting for space and changing the status quo of bgirls in Canadian hip hop cultures. We’re inspired by them and wondered, what inspires them? Among other things, music.


Reading Writing Dancing: Emerging Dance Critics Programme

Carroll’s madcap logic and playfulness survives – and thrives! – in The National Ballet of Canada’s delightful Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which had its Toronto premiere in 2011. By Naya Valdellon


Cycling Back and Running on Empty

The arrival of Progress Festival, a new international performance festival in Toronto, took an existential turn for the city’s stage artists, and in particular its dancers and choreographers. Among comparisons to other performance ecosystems around the world, an oddly elemental debate was taking place. What is dance? By Mark Mann


Loving Like Breathing

Loving Like Breathing (Official), Kyra Shaughnessy

Montréal-based bgirl Kate “Lynx” Alsterlund is the featured dancer in this music video by Kyra Shaughnessy.


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