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Moving Others

Most dance artists and presenters must negotiate the tension between creating work that meets their artistic goals, that is accessible to their community and that provides the fiscal support required to live as an artist and to run a company. Emma Doran speaks with artists, organizations and presenters across the country to discuss who they envision their audience, how they are seeking to reach those individuals and what constitutes meaningful engagement with them. By Emma Doran

Review

An Enduring Presence

Sylvain Émard returns to the stage after a fifteen-year absence with a new work that highlights his continued mastery of a soft and vulnerable onstage presence. By Philip Szporer

News

New Criticism Award Launched in BC

On April 18, a new award that acknowledges excellence in critical writing and commentary on the visual, performing and literary arts will be celebrated in Vancouver. The Max Wyman Award for Cultural Commentary, or “The Max,” is the brainchild of community leader and philanthropist Dr. Yosef Wosk.

Video

The Artist Within

Episode 1 | The Artist Within | Behind the Scenes
 

A behind-the-scenes look at Winnipeg-based GeNie Baffoe’s new work on the balancing acts required for an artist’s career

Column

Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Incidental continuity … The exploratory permissiveness of the program’s multidisciplinary approach uniquely opens the possibility for accidents of cohesion. By Robert Kingsbury, Fabien Maltais-Bayda

Contest

Experience the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake: Sponsored by the Flato Markham Theatre

Enter for your chance to win four tickets to the opening night of the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s production of Swan Lake sponsored by the Flato Markham Theatre.

Video

Fall

Fall | Choreography @RubberLegz & James Gregg | @bearcubsmusic
 

Dancing their way toward a unique choreographic language, James Gregg and RubberLegz have joined forces and styles to collaborate on an intricate duet, Fall.

Review

Slippery Identities

In their new work, Make Banana Cry, Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson tease and out the tensions between identities and stereotypes in the layers and performance of Asian-ness in western society. By Helen Simard

News

Canada's International Dance Day Message 2017

Since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) has issued a message on behalf of the dance community in Canada as part of International Dance Day (IDD) on April 29. This year’s IDD Ambassador is Montréal-based dance artist and Sinha Danse Artistic Director Roger Sinha. He was invited to share his message about dance’s integral place in the lives of Canadians.

Feature

Fundamental Questions

In July of 2016, Banff Centre ran a residency designed to answer the need for professional development opportunities for mid-career dance artists. By the end of the program, only five of the original ten participants remained. This is what happened. By Mark Mann

Column

On the Ground

Saving money and thinking about retirement for dance artists By Lee Slinger

Gallery

Maud Allan and The Vision of Salomé

In 1996, Canada’s dance archive and museum, Dance Collection Danse, received a gem of a donation – the famous (and risqué for the time) Salomé costume worn by one of modern dance’s founding figures, Maud Allan.

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