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Emma Kerson

Staff Writer

Emma Kerson is a graduate of Dalhousie University (BA Honours English) and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She is now a Toronto-based dance artist. Emma was an editorial intern from 2011-2012. 

Emma Kerson's Work

Flashback Friday

This video from the 2013 Polaris Music Prize features hoop dancer and pow wow fit instructor James Jones playing with a mix of b-boy and traditional movement.

From Our Archives

Calgary's Fertile Soil By Emma Kerson

Dancers’ Studio West’s adaptive landscape

 

Reel to Real

By Emma Kerson

Championing a multi-generational group in a multitude of artistic genres, Xtraordinary TO Dances (XTOD) is a ten-year dream come to life for Kaeja d’Dance’s artistic directors, Karen and Allen Kaeja.

Check It Out

From the Scottish Highlands to Cape Breton Island By Emma Kerson

A new book on Gaelic step dancing in Canada

 

A Tale of (Residency in) Two Cities

In the past few years, two of Canada’s most prominent contemporary dance companies have been shifting their perspective away from the traditional company structure, and the resulting expectations, toward creation hubs. The idea is to serve the evolving needs of the choreographic community. Now, Dancemakers Centre for Creation and Centre de Création O Vertigo (CCOV) are teaming up to create a cross-city artistic bridge between Toronto and Montréal.

Backstage

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal By Emma Kerson

Un grand changement

Energetic Feats

Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata in Mozongi – an energetic physical feat of unrelenting movement.

Dancers Reflect on All Bodies Dance Project

A series of uplifting testimonials from dancers with All Bodies Dance Project - an organization that seeks to “widen the spectrum of who dances and what dance can be.”

Nicole Ward / Photo by Michael Slobodian
 
On the Ground

Stepping into the Company: Q & A with Nicole Ward

By Emma Kerson

In 2016, Bolivian native Nicole Ward was presented with Ballet BC’s Outstanding Young Dancer Award, recognizing her work as an apprentice and aimed at helping her as she transitioned to a full company member in the 2016/17 season

15 X LA NUIT - OFF-FTA Circuit-Est 2015

Presented in atypical outdoor locations over fifteen nights, Fortier Danse-Création’s 15 X LA NUIT considers space and time through solo performance.

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