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When Representation (Almost) Becomes the Norm

Contemporaneity 2.0 at Progress Festival By Molly Johnson

Contemporaneity 2.0 is a curating and presenting series with an aim of “unsettling the widespread use of ‘contemporary’ as describing European and white American theatrical dance.” The series opened with Gitanjali Kolanad’s Gandhari. Using Gandhari, a mythological character from the Mahabharata and the martial art form of kalaripayatuu as dual channels of influence and expression, the work is an examination of loss and its effects on the body.

 

Moving Bodies

How does the centrality of bodily experience affect interdisciplinarity in dance? By Helen Simard

It is perhaps the presence of the body – and a desire to express one’s self through and from the body – that continues to define dance as an art form.

 

Canadian Dance Recognized At Home and Abroad

A list of Canadian artists recently recognized for their dance work.

 

Performing Performances

By Kathleen Smith SummerWorks Festival

Dance was front and centre at SummerWorks this year, building on some serious bonds forged during past editions of this annual contemporary performance festival in Toronto.

 
SummerWorks Festival

SummerWorks Festival

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
August 4-14 août 2016
Contemporary, Physical Theatre

 

End of Summer Dance Awards

Canadians collect awards from SummerWorks Festival in Toronto, The School of Dance in Ottawa, the World Highland Dance Championships, dance: made in canada/fait au Canada festival, CNE’s Rising Star Talent Competition, Canada Council for the Arts and more.

 

SummerWorks Performance Festival Turns Twenty-Five and Formally Invites Dance Out

Interview with Amelia Ehrhardt – SummerWorks Dance Curator By Marie France Forcier

Since the winter of 2014, Toronto-based dance artist Amelia Ehrhardt has been exponentially developing her curatorial profile through the umbrella of Flowchart, a self-founded, small-scale multidisciplinary performance series. Garnering recognition for the quality of her work, Ehrhardt is now SummerWorks’ first dance curator, right in time for the performance festival’s twenty-fifth anniversary.

 
SummerWorks Festival

SummerWorks Performance Festival

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
August 7-17 août 2014
Multidisciplinary, Contemporary

 
Daniel Léveillé Danse, SummerWorks Festival

Thus Spoke...

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
August 9-16 août 2014
9 @ 7:30 | 19:30, 12 @ 7:00 | 19:00, 13 @ 9:30 | 21:30, 14 @ 5:00 | 17:00, 15 @ 7:30 | 19:30, 16 @ 9:00 | 21:00
Contemporary, Dance Theatre

Drew Berry, Mary-Dora Bloch-Hansen, Samantha Grist and Natasha Poon Woo in Alyssa Martin's fantasylover / Photo courtesy of the presenter
 

SummerWorks Performance Festival

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
August 9-19 août 2018
Contemporary, Various

Photo courtesy of presenter
 
Various Artists

Progress: International Festival of Performance and Ideas

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
February 1-18 février 2018
Various Times
Contemporary, Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary

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SummerWorks Performance Festival

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
August 3-13 août 2017
Various
Various

 
Aria Evans, Jesse Wabegijig

PATHS

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
August 4-6 août 2017
4, 5, 6 @ 6:00 | 18:00 & 6:30 | 18:00 & 7:00 | 19:00 & 8:30 | 20:30 & 9:00 | 21:00 & 9:30 | 21:30
Contemporary

 
Jenn Goodwin

To do, To don't

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
August 4-6 août 2017
Various dates and times
Contemporary

 
Mayday Danse

Icône Pop

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
August 4-6 août 2017
Various dates and times
Contemporary

 
Dana Michel

LIFT THAT UP

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
February 3-6 février 2016
Feb. 3 @ 9:00 | 21:00, Feb. 4 & 5 @ 6:00 | 18:00, Feb. 6 @ 8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
Volcano Theatre

Century Song

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
January 19-23 janvier 2016
Jan. 19-23 @ 8:30 | 20:30
Contemporary, Dance Theatre, Multidisciplinary

 
Project O

O

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
January 30-31 janvier 2016
Contemporary

 

Forest Fringe Microfestival

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
January 29-31 janvier 2016
Various days and times | Spectacles à différentes dates et heures
Contemporary, Multidisciplinary

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