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In late April, I was an invited guest at the Northwest Network of Dance Festivals. The network brings together five major international dance festivals, located in three different states of the northwest region of Mexico: Sonora, Sinaloa and Baja California. Over a period of two weeks, I presented a talk on the development of Canadian video-dance entitled “Northern Exposures.” By Philip Szporer

News

New space opens up creative possibilities for Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

The Calgary-based contemporary jazz company inaugurates new space with a new full-length production by Artistic Director Kimberley Cooper.

Review

Existential Reflections

Katya Montaignac teams with Sophie Corriveau, artist-in-residence at the Agora de la danse, for a round table event. Artists involved included a veritable who’s who, mainly drawn from Montréal’s deep pool of dance talent. By Philip Szporer

Feature

Lucilla Munaretto Returns to the Stage

Coastal City Ballet dancer Lucila Munaretto, the twenty-one-year-old who was in a near-fatal rollerblading accident last summer, makes a comeback with a character role in new Swan Lake. By Brittany Duggan

Video

Dance featured at Open Ears Festival

Yellow Wallpaper
 

The festival in Kitchener, ON, features national and international sound artists and musicians and includes everything from orchestral music to electroacoustic experimental music, sound installation and performance.

Gallery

#CanadaDances on International Dance Day 2016

A roundup of images from the Canadian dance community on International Dance Day.

Contest

Win Two Tickets to Dreamwalker Dance Company's The Whole Shebang Niagara Courtesy of FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

This multi-disciplinary performance is the culmination of a four-year creative residency that brought Niagara-based artists together with Andrea Nann, Artistic Director of the acclaimed Dreamwalker Dance Company.

Video

Chimera

Chimera
 

Chimera, an energetic, kaleidoscopic dancefilm written and directed by Paris-based filmmaker Steven Briand, is inspired by the chimera, a mythological hybrid of a lion, goat and snake.

Column

Writers & Readers

Regardless of whether you’re an independent artist, artistic director of a company, head of a training institution or manager of a performance venue, the constant hum of social media banter continues to get louder. Learn how to share, connect, create and, most importantly, have fun in the Internet abyss. By Jillian Groening

Review

Renaissance Reimagined

Renaissance is an evening of contemporary ballet and contemporary music inspired by the music of Renaissance masters, a mixed program between Ballet Kelowna and Toronto’s Continuum Contemporary Music. By Brittany Duggan

News

The School of Alberta Ballet Outgrows Edmonton Location

The School of Alberta Ballet’s Edmonton Studios hosted an open house on May 15 to celebrate their September move to a larger facility.

Feature

Skating on the (B)rink

With their daring innovations and flair, and an undeniably egalitarian mode of presentation, Montréal’s Le Patin Libre is gliding its way onto the world stage, continually igniting and spurring on new support and interest for the work and the group’s ambitions. By Philip Szporer

Contest

International Dance Day 2016

Share your dance-life photo or video on April 29 and you could win a prize pack from The Dance Current and The Canadian Dance Assembly.

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