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Second String

Second String
 

Concepts of design and colour deficiencies are explored through the merging of modern dance and animation.

Review

Robinson Repurposed

The piece is a creative retrospective in which the choreographer explores his recurrent themes of balance, material sculpture and movement, and risk-taking with humour and courage. As introspective solos, it was all the more interesting to see different performers interpret the personal nature of Rokudo, Rigmarole and Redd, nouveau genre. By Mercedes Déziel-Hupé

News

René Highway Scholarship is Presented for the First Time in Over 15 Years

On April 14, Toronto’s Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) honoured thirteen-year-old Thée Winddancer by awarding her the René Highway Scholarship to attend their school, after seeing her perform in a March Break Performance Camp led by Indigenous performing arts company Kaha:wi Dance Theatre.

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

Arts Organizations Tentatively Optimistic in Wake of 2015 Federal Budget

Most every government decision involving taxpayer money is met with frustration, doubt and debate. The 2015 federal budget is no different. Announced on April 21, 2015 by Finance Minister Joe Oliver, the pre-election budget failed to address certain aspects of life in Canada. The arts was one of them.

Review

Different Control Measures

In two very different works presented together at Montréal’s Monument-National theatre, the dance presenter Tangente has created an intriguing dialogue on the problem and possibility of control, both in art and in life. The double bill featured Marilou Castonguay’s ten-minute solo Le Jour Bleu, which premiered in Québéc City in 2012, and the debut of Andrew Turner’s sixty-minute ensemble piece A Standard of Measure, Except Not Really. By Mark Mann

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Closer, Kosmos and Harry

BJM  | Kosmos by Andonis Foniadakis | Clip
 

To watch Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal perform is to better understand the tireless athleticism and skill that high-voltage contemporary ballet demands.

Gallery

#CanadaDances - International Dance Day 2015 Photo/Video contest

Dancers across Canada posted their photos and videos on social media for International Dance Day on April 29.

Contest

Dance Music: Songs for Slow Motion

A psychedelic ambient landscape soundtrack for a place where gravity is reverse, colours are inside out, and animals will gently tuck you into a forest bed.

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

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

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