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#CanadaDances on International Dance Day 2016

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

Column

Student Reporter Project 2015/16

The learning process that occurs when beginning to study something new can be categorized into what I think of as an arc of five stages: initial response, awkwardness, mimicry, understanding and appreciation. By Mikaela Orford

Video

Nous (ne) sommes (pas) tous des danseurs.

NOUS (NE) SOMMES (PAS) TOUS DES DANSEURS.
 

A dance about dancers: this is the idea behind a new artistic proposal by performer, instructor and coach Sophie Corriveau in collaboration with interpreter and dramaturge Katya Montaignac.

News

Dance in the Federal Budget

After the 2016 federal budget was announced March 22, headlines across major arts organizations glowed with an absolute rarity. What will the long-term effects look like?

Column

On the Ground

Heather Thomson answers questions about her journey to Ballet Kelowna and her first season with the company. By Grace Smith

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

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

Paradoxe Mélodie

Paradoxe Mélodie de Danièle Desnoyers/Le Carré des Lombes
 

This May, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal has invited Danièle Desnoyers, to create a choreographic work for its program, pairing six dancers from her company, with the music of the new organ played by OSM’s organist-in-residence Jean-Willy Kunz.

Review

The Inertia of a Heavy Heart

Heavy-hearted, but not without curiosity, Hoskins’s choreography in this work is captive to gravity, and the dancers (purposefully) crumple under its inertia. By Emma Doran

Review

Blinded by Sound, Playing at Life

At first glance, the set of Dollhouse is its own cause for concern, a booby-trapped mess of wires, ladders, mousetraps and sound equipment. Coleman staggers through the chaos, knocking down tables and yanking wires, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. By Victoria Mohr-Blakeney

News

2016 Dance Day Message

Since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly has issued a message on behalf of the dance community in Canada as part of International Dance Day on April 29. This year’s IDD Ambassador is Halifax-based dance artist and Mocean Dance Co-Artistic Director Susanne Chui.

Feature

The Invisible Injury

Two dancers discuss the implications of concussions and the recognition, treatment, prevention and significance of this often misunderstood brain injury. By Justine Comfort

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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