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PARADIS/Paradise

PARADIS/Paradise Returns
 

In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, Alvin Erasga Tolentino presents PARADIS/Paradise in Vancouver, May 5-9.

Column

360 Dance

GameChoreo
 

In the spectacularly popular gaming arena, dance has been marginalized due to its seemingly limited commercial viability, but that is changing. By Philip Szporer

Feature

Staging Sustainability with William Yong in vox:lumen

Choreographer William Yong premiered his new work vox:lumen at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre from March 4 to 7, 2015. The work is powered by kinetic and renewable energy and asks: what does a show that is powered by sustainability look like? By Brittany Duggan

Column

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.

News

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.

Gallery

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.

Review

How to Ride a Tornado

Over the past several years, Québéc City-based choreographer Alan Lake has gained attention locally and nationally for his extraordinary multidisciplinary creations. With his new hour-long quartet Ravages, a surrealistic investigation into bodies encountering natural disaster, Lake brings his work to Montréal’s Place des Arts for the first time and probably not the last. By George Stamos

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Contact Dance International Film Festival 2015

Passage
 

The Contact Dance International Film Festival returns for its second season to celebrate contact dance improvisation and features premieres of dancefilms from all over the world. Passage by Kaeja d’Dance is one of twenty-five films that will be screened over the three days.

Feature

Odysseo with Darren Charles

Before starting hip hop classes at the age of fourteen, Darren Charles trained as a decathlete and high-board diver. He is now the choreographer and resident director for Odysseo the wildly popular equine extravaganza produced by Cavalia. By Armando Biasi

News

Dancer Transition Resource Centre Announces Trillium Funding and Sports Partnership

Funding will support a substantial three-year initiative uniting the dance and sports communities. This exceptional collaborative opportunity will explore challenges unique to high-performance athletes and professional dancers transitioning to new careers.

Review

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

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