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Deirdre Kelly

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Deirdre Kelly's Work

Give Me A Break

By Deirdre Kelly

Why are there so few women commissioned to make work in ballet companies? Deirdre Kelly talks to Kathleen Rea, Debbie Wilson, Gabrielle Lamb, Emily Molnar and Sarah Doucet about their reactions to recent events in the Canadian ballet community and what they wish to see moving forward.

Kevin Ormsby’s Cachet

By Deirdre Kelly

Since the 1990s Kevin Ormsby has been making waves on the dance scene in Canada and abroad. Fostering a mixed style that blends various diasporic, national and western dance forms, Ormsby founded his company Kashe Dance five years ago. He has been rewarded for his efforts with numerous awards and recognized as a savvy businessman and choreographer by his peers.

 

The Ballerina of the Future

Changes Afoot By Deirdre Kelly

Ballerinas today are healthier than they used to be, as a result of a growing awareness of what the body needs to function at optimum levels of athletic performance.

The Ballerina of the Future

Sex, Scandal and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection By Deirdre Kelly

In an excerpt adapted from her new book Ballerina: Sex, Scandal and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection, Deirdre Kelly argues for a rethinking of ballet and a new understanding and appreciation of its leading ladies.

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