Sarah Lochhead (BFA, MA) is the founder, Artistic and Executive Director of Simcoe Contemporary Dancers (SCD) – a not-for-profit professional dance company established in 2009 in Barrie, ON. Prior to running SCD, Sarah worked at the City of Barrie Leisure Transit and Facilities department as Recreational Programmer for Dance at Barrie’s community centres. Sarah has worked independently as an arts administrator and as a performer including with HNM Dance Company, Dance Nonce, and Menaka Thakkar Dance Company. She has trained in the modern styles of Duncan, Humphrey/Weidman, completed teacher training in Limón with Donna Krasnow, and with the Limón Company in NYC. She holds intermediate ballet certificates in RAD and Cecchetti. Her work has been acknowledged through a Top Citation award from the National Dance Educators Organization (USA) and the receipt of grants from the City of Barrie, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Everybody has a story. If you take the time to ask questions and listen, you might even uncover a piece of dance history. Here is one such gem. Meet Shirley Sommerville.Posted July 4, 2016
entrances and exits by TOES for Dance showcased a diverse range of what one might expect to see under the catch-all term contemporary dance with eleven individual dance pieces on the bill.Posted November 21, 2015
The September/October 2015 print article “Performing and Forming: Choreocinema in the media art of Emily Pelstring” discusses the technology and methods Pelstring used to create Doing My Rounds, Checking Some Rounds. The footage she created was edited together as a music video for Alterity Problem’s (Alex Moskos and Joel Taylor) composition of the same name.Posted October 2, 2015
This past August, two dance expos launched in Toronto. Each had a distinct approach in the makeup of the day, but both served to build community, educate participants and inspire for the season ahead.Posted September 18, 2015
The Dance Current team is on the ground taking in this unique thirty-five-day arts and culture festival for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto.Posted August 19, 2015