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Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Contemporary. Dance. Discourse. A special project with Dancemakers Centre for Creation. Facilitator/Editor Megan Andrews.

Michael Caldwell, Tia Kushniruk, Jolyane Langlois, Sahara Morimoto in Antony Hamilton's Natural Orders / Photo by Francesca Chudnoff
 
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Something Between an Essay, a Pseudo-Story About Little Robo-Bugs and Another Excuse to Talk About Virtuosity

By Fabien Maltais-Bayda

Choreographer Antony Hamilton’s “Natural Orders” ends with a cluster of small light-sensitive mechanisms gliding about a section of the stage. While from a distance they appear mostly as points of luminescence, they look, up close, a bit like rubber toothbrush heads or many-legged critters.

Dancer's Kitchen

Dancers share their favourite foods and recipes.

 
Dancer's Kitchen

Heather's Salad and Toastie

A potluck favourite from the earth

On the Ground

In Canadian dance.

 
 
On the Ground

A Welcoming

The Dance Current spoke with Wunmi Idowu in anticipation of UNGANISHA – an inaugural Calgary festival brought to life by Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre and Creoternity Theatre. The festival is a dance theatre showcase celebrating the history and influence of African culture and contemporary dance.

Student Reporter Project 2015/16

Perspectives from dance students nation-wide. Mentor/Editor Megan Andrews, Production Intern Marissa Trarback.

 
Student Reporter Project 2015/16

Contact: This is an Experiment

By Emma Cullen

Thanks to western media and reality TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars and Dance Moms, there is a false impression around dance culture nowadays.

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Fostering the next generation of arts writers in Canada. In partnership with The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The WholeNote. Senior Mentor John Coulbourn, Mentor/Editor Megan Andrews. (Formerly Emerging Dance Critics)

 

 
Guillaume Côté with Artists of the Ballet in Nijinsky / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

A Magical Madness: Nijinsky

By Eve van Eeden

Aristotle once said: “No great genius ever existed without a touch of madness”. Celebrating the man who personified this expression, Nijinsky is brought to life by The National Ballet of Canada.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Everyday Essentials for everyday dancers. 

Photo courtesy of Sundermeier
 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Jo-Ann Sundermeier

Principal dancer with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and founding member of Q Dance

Healthy Dancer

Tips and info for dancers on the go.

 
Healthy Dancer

Best Foot Forward

By Dr. Blessyl Buan

In the November/December 2017 issue of The Dance Current Dr. Blessyl Buan offers an article about prevent foot injury and pain – “Put Your Best Foot Forward.” The following are her accompanying tips for dancers.

Writers & Readers

Their words and yours. 

 
 
Writers & Readers

Remembering Martine Époque

By Daniel Léveillé

On January 18, 2018 dance communities across Canada lost a founding member – Martine Époque. With a background from the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Epoque was integral in developing dance courses at the Université de Montréal after arriving in Canada in 1967.

360 Dance

with Philip Szporer

 
 
360 Dance

Ted Shawn’s Dream: Redux

By Philip Szporer

Now, in its eighty-forth season, the ten-week festival is home to artists performing on the various stages, including an impressive outdoor venue named Inside/Out. The School at Jacob’s Pillow brings faculty and students from the ballet, contemporary and dance theatre streams of dance, and this year change was in the air.

Motion Studio

With Sarah Todd

 
Motion Studio

Out of the Audience and into the Fray

By Sarah Todd

International Dance Day was April 29. To be honest, I had never heard of it before – and that is a shame because dance (of all kinds) deserves a day of celebration.

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Expert advice and tips for teachers and studio owners, brought to you in part by Canada’s National Ballet School.

 
Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Performance/Audition Anxiety | L'anxiété de la présentation publique

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

Performances and evaluations are a natural part of a dancer's life and with them come the highs and lows of performing. | Le spectacle, l'évaluation, l'examen, la compétition et l'audition s'inscrivent naturellement dans la vie du danseur, et en découlent les hauts et les bas de la présentation publique.

In the Studio | En Studio

Founding Editor Megan Andrews’ long-form interviews and photo essays with some of her favourite Canadian dance artists.

 
In the Studio | En Studio

Susie Burpee: The Contours of Character

By Megan Andrews

Susie Burpee creates “fully human characters, struggling for connection” (The Toronto Star).

Undercurrents | Courant Continu

Founding Editor Megan Andrews’ interviews with some key players on the scene.

Photo of Lynda G
 
Undercurrents | Courant Continu

Lynda Gaudreau

By Megan Andrews

Lynda Gaudreau is a choreographer and artistic director of Compagnie de Brune in Montréal.

Feet First

All things feet: facts, photos, videos and more, yours AND ours.

 
Feet First

Father's Day Foot Love

Foot love goes a long way this Father’s Day.

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