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Être(s) Humain(s): The most together we’ve ever been

Tomorrow through Sunday in Montreal, Tangente presents Être(s) Humain(s): The most together we’ve ever been, a work by Public Recordings featuring Ame Henderson (Toronto, Canada) and Matija Ferlin (Pula, Croatia).

Thrill the World

Numbers and videos are still pouring in, but so far it looks like approximatley 23,000 zombies from around the world simultaneously danced Michael Jackson’s Thriller this weekend in the record breaking attempt Thrill the World.

The Canadian Stomp

Here’s a nice clear video of the Canadian Stomp, a popular line dance that is often cited as being from an unknown choreographer.

Toronto International Flamenco Festival 2009

Yesterday, the 2009 Toronto International Flamenco Festival opened its 5-day run of workshops, with a main performance event on October 24th.

A nightmare of bboy street

The Supernaturalz bboy crew recently represented Canada at R16 Korea - Incheon 2009.

Compagnie Pál Frenák

Speaking of touring companies, Waterloo is about to get a taste of Compagnie Pál Frenák tomorrow and Saturday.

Hofesh Shechter Company

Last night at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Hofesh Shechter Company made their Canadian premiere with Uprising and In Your Rooms.

University Celebrates 100 Years of Dance

In June 2009, the University of Michigan presented “Dancing at 100: Celebrating a Century of Dance.” The five-day event included a...

Patrick Swayze Dies at Age 57

Actor, dancer and singer songwriter Patrick Swayze died on September 14, 2009 at age fifty-seven. Swayze was best known for his r…

Les Grands finishes historic Middle East tour

This summer Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal travelled to Israel for its historic first tour of the Middle East. On June 1…

 

First Last Thoughts

On Michael Jackson and Pina Bausch By Seika Boye

When pop icon Michael Jackson and German choreographer Pina Bausch died within five days of one another in late June, my Facebook homepage was suddenly filled with the voices of dancers.

 

Merce Cunningham 1919 - 2009

Legendary dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham died July 26th at the age of 90. A definitive artist of the American avant-gar...

 

Pina Bausch 1940-2009

Acclaimed German choreographer Pina Bausch died unexpectedly at age 68 on June 30th. Bausch is generally r...

Canadian artists win at the Bruhn competition

Two Canadians were honoured at the Eighth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize on March 18th, 2009 at the Four Seaso...

Dance abroad

The Danube University Krems, in a city on the outskirts of Vienna, Austria, will be hosting The International ChoreoLab Austria as…

 

Success in Paris not rewarded at home 

By Michael Crabb Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal  Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal 

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal (LGBCM) closed a mostly successful three-week season in the French capital on August 9th as the featured company of the city’s fourth annual summer festival, Les étés de la danse de Paris. 

 

A Canadian Experience from Paris to New York  

By Mistaya Hemingway Les Boreades Édouard Lock

In March of last year, an operatic event in Paris sent shock waves through the international arts scene, but barely made a ripple in Canada. The production was so riotously received in Paris, that one evening the audience had to be reprimanded by the Maestro for their behaviour. 

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