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Hoopurbia

Hoopurbia, led by Canadian choreographer and dancer Rebecca Halls (now based in Berlin), is headed to Prague June 26th through 30th. The event promises live musicians, performances, parties, jams and workshops in hoop, yoga, dance and pilates.

Mark Morris

The Mark Morris Dance Group presents L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato June 21 - June 23 at Toronto’s Luminato Festival.

Marina and Ulay

Performance artist Marina Abramović met performance artist Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen) in 1976, launching an intense love story and creative collaboration that ran through the 1980s. They re-connected on the last day of Abramović’s The Artist is Present in 2010. Abramović is a featured performer at this year’s Luminato Festival running June 14 - 23 in Toronto.

 

Beauty remained for just a moment then returned gently to her starting position…

Robyn Orlin / Moving into Dance Mophatong By George Stamos Beauty remained for just a moment then returned gently to her starting position... Festival TransAmériques 2013

From the centuries of oppression that led to apartheid, to Stephen Biko’s slogan “black is beautiful,” South African “beauty” is a complex topic.

Robyn Orlin and Moving Into Dance Mophatong

The Festival TransAmériques is set to present Beauty remained for just a moment then returned gently to her starting position... by choreographer Robyn Orlin, May 23rd and 24th.

 

Across Oceans

AI13’s Live Streaming Project By Kathleen Smith

Stream, a ballet featuring live streaming, was a highlight of AI13 at Canada’s National Ballet School.

Bollywood Dance Canada

Bollywood Dance Canada is now accepting submissions for its upcoming competition on August 10th, featuring top Canadian and American teams.

Flight Distance III: Chain Suite

Tangente in Montréal presents the mixed program Danse X, running May 17th though 19th and featuring works by Helen Simoneau (Montréal), Teita Iwabuchi & Kaori Seki (Japan) and Su Hyun Kim (South Korea).

Assemblée Internationale 2013

From April 28th through May 4th, Assemblée Internationale 2013 welcomed students and artistic staff from eighteen international professional ballet schools to Canada's National Ballet School (NBS).

 
Feet First

Happy International Dance Day!

You Don't Need Feet To Dance is a documentary film that follows the remarkable life of Sidiki Conde, an African immigrant who lost the use of his legs to polio as a young man.

See You in Vienna?

IMPULSTANZ WORKSHOPS @ ARSENAL
The online booking for all ImPulsTanz workshops 2013 has started!

 
Feet First

Kick off your Sunday shoes!

How many feet were needed to film the opening sequence of the 1984 version of Footloose?

Tony Ingram's NDW Message 2013

Bboy Science Guy Tony Ingram (see him Making Waves in The Dance Current's Jan/Feb 2013 issue) dances his National Dance Week Message.

International Dance Day 2013

IDD Message for 2013 from Lin Hwai-min, Founder/Artistic Director, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

 

NBoC tours R&J in the UK

After a long hiatus from touring, The National Ballet of Canada once again took to the international stage this month.

 
Feet First

Feet First: We've landed!

By Megan Andrews

Celebrate Canadian dance and dancers with us as we launch our brand new website!

 
Canadian Dance Assembly

thedancecurrent.com – New Site, More Great Dance Content

Launch | Lancement

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April 22-29 avril 2013
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Feet First

Tap Happy

Savion Glover choreographed and performed (via motion capture) the tap-dancing penguin Mumble in the beloved animated movie Happy Feet.

Elizabeth Kmiec: Nutcase

On April 20th, the world premiere of Nutcase will hit Milton.

 

Eva von Gencsy (1924-2013)

Canada lost one of its great dames of dance on April 11th.

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