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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

Sarah Chase and Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg in conversation with Peter Dickinson at the Canadian Society for Dance Studies Biennial Conference, Vancouver in 2014 / Photo by Kathryn Ricketts
 

The Canadian Society for Dance Studies

In February 2017, the board of directors of the Canadian Society for Dance Studies / La Société canadienne d’études en dance and the organization’s founder, Amy Bowring, announced its dissolution, citing low membership renewals and consequently less access to administrative funding.

POST NO BILLS

Kitt Johnson presents an extended excerpt of her award-winning solo POST NO BILLS.

Movers

Red Lion By Emma Kerson

Irish dancer Michaela Marie Hinds

Hawk

Multidisciplinary artists, including Vancouver-based dance collective OURO, revisit Maud Van Breemen’s film Pink.

Enter the Shabu

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

Movers

Stepping into the Company By Emma Kerson

Nicole Ward, dancer, Ballet BC

Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava in their own work Mouthpiece / Photo by Brooke Wedlock
 

Memorable Moments, Methods and Mediums

Celebrating Canadian Dance in 2016 By Emma Kerson

Is there a work or a collection of Canadian dance works that stand out as highlights to you from 2016? Are there any themes or ways of working that stand out to you as interesting or unique? We asked this question to dancers and dance enthusiasts from around the country and this was their reply.

Kate Cornell with colleagues after a meeting with an advisor in the Prime Minister’s office / Photo courtesy of the Canadian Arts Coalition and Tara Mazurk
 

Arts Advocates in Canada Make Politics Personal

This fall, on behalf of the Canadian Arts Coalition, 160 arts advocates gathered at the nation’s capital to speak to parliamentarians for this year’s Arts Day on the Hill and the Canadian Dance Assembly’s Kate Cornell played a central role.

From Our Archives

Sharing Perspectives from Around the World, Then and Now By Emma Kerson

Canada’s contribution to conferences concerning the African diaspora

Exposed Nerves

The short film Exposed Nerves by Winnipeg’s Madison Thomas is featured in this year’s imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and looks at the joy expressed through one woman’s dance in contrast to her life with bipolar disorder.

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