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The Politics of Dance

Ten years ago, in the Summer 2007 issue, Shannon Litzenberger, then executive director of the Canadian Dance Assembly, wrote a column about the dance community and the federal government, “Coping with the Conservatives: CDA reflects on a year of cultural policy under Canada’s new government.” The Dance Current asked current executive director Kate Cornell to comment on the changes over the past decade and the relationship with the Trudeau Liberal government. By Kate Cornell

Review

On Double-Touch and Performing Objects

META showcases Deanna Peters’ unabashed personal style and, with collaborators Justine A. Chambers and Kim Sato, explores the complexity of the human body and its potential for connectivity within and without its physical limits. The work delves into its topic from two angles: exploring the human body first, then placing it in relationship to objects and other bodies. By Rachel Maddock

Column

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Toronto’s first snowfall of the season arrived just in time to welcome the November 10 opening night performance of “The Winter’s Tale” by The National Ballet of Canada. By Jaimie Nackan

News

Summer and Fall Awards and Honours

A round up of the 2017 summer and fall awards, honours and news

Video

STEM From Dance

STEM From Dance is a non-profit organization that combines dance and STEM to empower young girls and encourage them to pursue this predominately male field. It gives young women in low-income communities the opportunity to learn coding and discover a unique form of creativity.

Contest

The Ultimate Canadian Stage Dance-Lover’s Experience: Sponsored by Canadian Stage

Canadian Stage invites you to experience unforgettable dance during their thirtieth Anniversary season! Enter to win a VIP dance show package for two, including: Two premium seats at the opening night performance of three select Canadian Stage dance productions, a post-show reception and a complimentary dinner for two at a partner restaurant.* Sponsored by Canadian Stage

Video

Bhairava

Bhairava Teaser
 

Bhairava is a fourteen minute, site-specific, dance-for-camera film by Mouvement Perpétuel, embodying the wandering yet fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva, the Lord of Dance.

Review

A Cosmic Kind of Minimalism

When introducing her new work, Andrea Nann is direct and affecting and serves to recast the stage as an “outer space” – a place between celestial bodies and also human ones. The work is part of DanceWorks 40th anniversary season. By Molly Johnson

News

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.

Feature

Choreographing Community

“You have to almost fall out of love before you’re going to open up to other possibilities,” recalls Karen Jamieson, of her journey into community-engaged dance. A Canadian pioneer of the practice, Jamieson shares with Brittany Duggan how this practice spread through Vancouver and how it was “utterly different from professional dance” as she had previously known and practised it. By Brittany Duggan

Column

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, “The Winter’s Tale” takes a contemporary approach to Shakespeare’s comedic, romantic and tragic “problem play” about jealousy, familial bonds and love. By Arianna Benincasa

Gallery

Reel to Real

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.

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