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Sarah Elola in her own work La Pileuse / Photo by Stacyann Lee
 

Decolonizing Dance Stages

Presenters talk about breaking barriers By Rhodnie Désir

This year in Canada, the conversation about diversity, inclusion and representation has been omnipresent. I’m profoundly happy that more presenters, curators and jurors have brought these words into their vocabulary. But I question what they’re really referring to. Do we all really feel and understand the urgency? More precisely, when asking, “What does the word diversity really mean?” the answers from the dance milieu are often incomplete, reflecting a lack of comprehension of the issues at stake.

 
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Faizal Ddamba aka Mostrixx

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
October 21 octobre 2017
8:00 | 20:00
African, Hip Hop

 
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Movement in Time

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
October 14 octobre 2017
8:00 | 20:00
African, Jazz, Contemporary

Battle, presented by TUDS, at DanceWeekend'17 : Photo courtesy of Dance Ontario.jpg
 

Developing and Showcasing Dance in Ontario

Two recent events in Toronto allowed the Ontario dance community to come together to support and mentor the next generation of dancers while also showcasing the diversity of the current dance scene in the province.

Marc Jubete, Natasha Sheehan and Angelo Greco / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 

New Year and End of Year Awards

Natasha Sheehan and Angelo Greco, both of the San Francisco Ballet, won the twelfth international Erik Bruhn Prize, the Prix de la danse de Montréal went to Édouard Lock, Daina Ashbee, Sophie Corriveau and Gilles Savary, Atlantic Ballet Theatre was named a 2016 Champion of Cultural Diversity by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council, Travis Lim of Vancouver won two gold medals at the 2016 International Dance Organization (IDO) Hip Hop Championships, Paul Tanguay won the National Arts Centre’s 2016 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring, Vivine Scarlett and Tess Vosper won Dance Ontario Awards, France Geoffroy of Corpuscule Danse won the Prix À part entière and Ontario Contact presented Dreamwalker Dance of Toronto with their 2016 Artist of the Year Award.

 

Footsteps Across Canada

A Journey Across Canada's African Diaspora By Colleen Snell Footsteps Across Canada

While the choreographic work varied drastically from one piece to the next, universal themes of loss, tradition, internal struggle, displacement and the challenges posed by communication wove the dances together.

 
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Footsteps Across Canada

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
February 26-27 février 2016
February 26, 27 @ 8:00 | 20:00
African, Contemporary, Dancehall, Various

 

Twenty Years Proud

dance Immersion’s Expressions Now By Marie France Forcier

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of dance Immersion, an organization recognized for its steady engagement in producing, promoting and showcasing dancers and dances of the African diaspora.

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M'Bemba Bangoura

West African Dance and Drum Classes with M'Bemba Bangoura

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
March 23-24 mars 2018
23 @ 6:00 | 18:00
African

 
Ronald K. Brown, Evidence Dance Company

Ronald K Brown Contemporary African

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
February 4 février 2018
1:00 | 13:00 & 2:30 | 14:30
African

 
Ronald K. Brown, Evidence Dance Company

Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
February 2-3 février 2018
8:00 | 20:00
African, Contemporary

 
Casimiro Nhussi, Alejandra Nunez

Doing Our Thing: Workshop

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
April 29 avril 2017
9:00 | 9:00
African, Contemporary, Multidisciplinary

 
Casimiro Nhussi, Various Artists

Doing Our Thing: Showcase

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
April 29 avril 2017
8:00 | 20:00
African, Contemporary

 
ACE dance and music

TEN

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
February 10-11 février 2017
8:00 | 20:00
Afro-Caribbean, Contemporary

ACE dance and music

TEN

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
February 10-11 février 2016
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary, Flamenco, African

 
Fara Tolno, Lua Shayenne & Co.

Rhythm and Movement

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
May 6 mai 2016
8:00 | 20:00
West African, African

 
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Footsteps Across Canada

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
February 26-27 février 2016
February 26, 27 @ 8:00 | 20:00
African, Contemporary, Dancehall, Various

 
M'Bemba Bangoura

Dance & Drum Classes with M'Bemba Bangoura

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
September 30-3 octobre 2015
6:00PM - 9:30PM
African

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