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Expressive Bodies and Digital Cultures

What is at stake for dancers and the dance profession in the face of technological advances? Dena Davida explores this question, based on her experiences at Symposium IX, presented by Audiokinetic and organized at/by the Société des arts technologiques (SAT) in Montréal, Québec, from May 30th through June 3rd, 2017. By Dena Davida

Review

Sizing Up a Double Dose of Summer Dance

What does it mean to review evolving choreography? Philip Szporer reflects on two works-in-progress from the Festival des Arts de Saint-Saveur. By Philip Szporer

Column

What's In Your Dancebag?

Packing for a performance (and the end of the world)

News

Toronto's 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

A list of the winners and nominees of the 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

Video

Jamie Robinson's Four Fallings

Read Jamie Robinson’s tips for making DIY screen dance. She’s the third featured video artist in this three-part series.

Contest

Summer Dreaming: Sponsored by Ceilidh Surprise

Enter for a chance to win your very own Red Heart Medium Dream Duffel package with a Red Attitude Cosmetic Bag sponsored by Ceilidh Surprise – Canada’s Dream Duffel Headquarters!

Video

Dancing Fingers

Check out Halifax-based dance artist Lydia Zimmer’s hand choreography.

Review

Funhouse Benediction

Winnipeg-based contemporary dance artists Tanja Faylene Woloshen and Lise McMillan presented Holy Wild, a surrealistic walk on the wild side inspired by nature and siren calls to freedom. By Holly Harris

News

Ancestralizing the Present

Ancestralizing the Present was a free event hosted at The Dance Centre on June 10, 2017, with performances by Spakwus Slulem (Eagle Song Dancers), Git Hayetsk (People of the Copper Shield) and Aeriosa. The event marks the extension of Mique’l Dangeli’s doctoral thesis “Dancing Sovereignty: Protocol and Politics in Northwest Coast First Nations Dance” and it involved “taking the time to get to know one another” – an approach that Dangeli believes to be closer to “reconciliation” than projects that simply tick the boxes of inclusivity, or demand that Indigenous artists perform settlers’ expectations of Indigenous culture.

Feature

Broadening the Stage

Pervasive conceptions about which bodies are considered beautiful, professionally acceptable or healthy continue to restrict how individuals seek self-expression through the art of dance. Activists, experts and dance artists discuss the importance of body diversity in presenting a wider range of lived experiences onstage, reaching new audiences and connecting with them more meaningfully. By Cristina Matteis

Column

Dancer's Kitchen

The Dance Current’s new interim editor, Emma Doran, shares a delicious, lovingly borrowed breakfast recipe

Gallery

#CanadaDances on International Dance Day 2017

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

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