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David Zurak / Photo courtesy of Oliver Tobin
 

Remembering David Zurak

Dancer, choreographer, teacher and member of the Martha Graham Dance Company David Zurak died in New York on March 9, 2017, after a two-year battle with brain cancer.

The Indexical Dance-a-Thon Documentation

Evann Siebens presented an overview of her multimedia exhibition, The Indexical, Alphabetized, Mediated, Archival Dance-a-Thon!

Enter the Shabu

Toronto’s B-Girl Movement document their adventures in the Big Apple for a bgirl competition.

 

Cirque du Soleil Steps onto Broadway

Cirque du Soleil’s new Broadway production Paramour opened May 25 in New York. The show is a fusion of acrobatics, dance and song tied together with a Broadway narrative, a love triangle set in the golden age of Hollywood.

Dance with Them

Dance with Them directed by Béatriz Mediavilla is one of five Canadian dance documentaries and films featured at this year’s Dance on Camera Festival in New York City.

"12 Days of Christmas" featuring the Rockettes

Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City is an annual holiday tradition. The Rockettes precision dance troupe performs many different numbers during the ninety-minute production, including the show-stopping “12 Days of Christmas” – this year, featuring four Canadian dancers.

 

CCDT Soars in New York City

On October 24, Toronto youth dance company Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) performed José Limon’s The Winged at an international festival in his honour presented as part of the Limón Dance Company’s seventieth anniversary season. CCDT’s dancers were the youngest to perform at the festival, further cementing the connection between the company and Limón’s legacy.

Litefeet

W.A.F.F.L.E crew gave their final performance on the subways of New York City in July 2014, following a new law prohibiting performing on trains.

There's an app for that!

Passe-Partout is “a new app that explores dance for the digital tablet,” allowing users to mix and match choreography and watch their work on the screen.

Stacey Tookey presents Moments Defined

Edmonton-born choreographer Stacey Tookey and her company Still Motion Dance are bringing their show Moments Defined to New York City

 
360 Dance

The Wonder of Motion

By Philip Szporer

If you’re an adventurous internaute and love the act of online discovery, the announcement that the New York Public Library (NYPL) has digitized over a thousand hours of dance videos marks a thrilling moment in time.

Voguing Makes Sculpture

New York-based artist Rashaad Newsome captures voguing in three dimensions in multimedia performance FIVE.

 

Dance on Camera in New York

Canadian filmmakers at this years Dance on Camera Film Festival produced by Dance Films Association and the Lincoln Centre Film Society in New York.

 

Browning and Rodriguez Honoured

Figure skater Kurt Browning and his wife, National Ballet of Canada star Sonia Rodriguez were honoured by Ice Theatre of New York at their annual benefit gala and performance in New York City on October 25.

International Zouk Flashmob

On September 21st the thrid annual International Zouk Flash Mob took place featuring choreography by Henri Velandia from New York.

Marina and Ulay

Performance artist Marina Abramović met performance artist Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen) in 1976, launching an intense love story and creative collaboration that ran through the 1980s. They re-connected on the last day of Abramović’s The Artist is Present in 2010. Abramović is a featured performer at this year’s Luminato Festival running June 14 - 23 in Toronto.

 

The Projected Body

41st Dance on Camera Festival in New York By Philip Szporer

When the Dance on Camera Festival (DCF) beckons with its annual call for submissions, there’s generally a current of excitement that ripples through the dance-film community. Report by Philip Szporer.

Aszure Barton honoured in New York

On November 16th, world-renowned choreographer Aszure Barton received the 2012 Arts and Letters Award from the Canadian Associatio…

Merce Cunningham Studio faces possible closure

Almost 4,000 people signed a petition opposing the closure of New York’s Merce Cunningham Studio and requesting a new and expanded…

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