Kate Morris is a Toronto-based editor, writer and researcher. She has worked as an editor at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and Nelson Education. She holds a Master’s degree in English from the University of Glasgow and has recently submitted her doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford. A graduate of ESA, she has danced non-professionally for most of her life and regularly takes workshops and classes in tap, hip hop, jazz and ballet in Toronto.
Emerging dancers, like their peers in other arts sectors, require determination, ingenuity and discipline. Graduates today seem better equipped to deal with the realities of a career in dance, but they require a strong professional network and community in order to persist. Easing the transition has become a goal for a number of service organizations, while grassroots initiatives and collectives provide spaces of creation and exploration, as well as mentorship opportunities, that keep them dancing.Posted August 21, 2015
On May 24, internationally renowned ethnomusicologists joined local St. John’s, Nfld., scholars and dancers for a symposium on “Embodiment, Gesture and Dance” at Memorial University’s Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place.Posted June 2, 2015
Ballet BC and Arts Umbrella BC have issued a memorandum of understanding formalizing a relationship between the two Vancouver-based organizations – an affiliation that has been developing informally over the last decade.Posted May 29, 2015
Grant Strate, often dubbed the elder statesman of Canadian dance, passed away in his home in Vancouver on Monday evening. Strate’s achievements are incalculable because his contributions share one quality: they endure and continue to create impacts on dance in Canada that are beyond measure.Posted February 11, 2015
Contra and country dancing have been practiced for centuries. We joined one group in Toronto to investigate why the social dance persists. It turns out that it is a strong community and by joining in, one immediately feels a part of it. And it’s really fun!
Earlier this week, Springboard Danse Montréal announced which emerging choreographers they’ve invited to participate in the program this year. Among them, Canadians Hanna Kiel (Toronto), Colleen Snell (Mississauga) and Heather Myers (Vancouver).Posted January 31, 2015