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Where Are All the Women?

In an industry where women outnumber men, the ballet still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality. Take a look into the state of gender parity and representation in Canadian ballet. By Tessa Perkins Deneault

Review

A Process of Fulfillment

The margam in bharatanatyam is a traditional repertoire consisting of core sections (or items, as they’re called in the form), strategically arranged to evoke a spiritual journey. By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

Column

Writers & Readers

For Robert McQueen, one of the most important aspects of a musical is its use of composition; the role of music can make or break a production. “The music isn’t just providing a nice melody,” he states. By Anaïs Loewen-Young

News

Honouring Dance in Canada

On Sunday, March 25, the Encore! Dance Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at The Globe and Mail Centre, hosted by CBC journalist Laurie Brown.

Video

Soleá

Fiona Malena - Solea
 

Learn more about the dancer who inspired The Dance Current’s May/June cover art.

Contest

Win Two All-Access Weekend Passes to F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement): Sponsored by the Recorded Movement Society

Experience movement from new perspectives! Win two-weekend all-access passes to F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement) in Vancouver, September 13 - 15 hosted at Simon Fraser University!

Video

Bachata in Canada

Geo and Kim: Salsa Class at Toronto Salsa Fridays
 

Toronto-based Latin dance couple, Kimberly Ramos and Geovanny Ricardo, have established themselves as a powerful force in the Canadian bachata dance community. Recognized for their smooth, yet strong, energy and presence, the couple has gained national and international success through numerous avenues including competing, performing and instructing at a professional level.

Review

Make It Rain

Truthteller is an interactive presentation engaging with performance economies, rituals and intimacies between bodies. By Emma Doran

News

Baryshnikov's Ties to Canada

Famed Soviet-American dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov will make a rare return to Toronto to perform in the Canadian premiere of BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV. The Dance Current asked Baryshnikov about his time in Canada and he responded by highlighting his relationships within the ballet community.

Feature

Decolonizing Dance Stages

This year in Canada, the conversation about diversity, inclusion and representation has been omnipresent. I’m profoundly happy that more presenters, curators and jurors have brought these words into their vocabulary. But I question what they’re really referring to. Do we all really feel and understand the urgency? More precisely, when asking, “What does the word diversity really mean?” the answers from the dance milieu are often incomplete, reflecting a lack of comprehension of the issues at stake. By Rhodnie Désir

Column

Writers & Readers

A student-choreographed routine included dancers wearing slave and master outfits and an attempted tribal dance in dashikis and coloured “Afro” wigs to disco movements. This was April 2018, and the performance held in Barrie, Ontario, sparked a controversial social media reaction on cultural ethics. By Collette Murray

Gallery

Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes

An exhibit curated by Jenn Goodwin exploring the landscape of dance

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