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Of Wishes and Driftwood 

By Lindsay Zier-Vogel Snakes in my Belly Nicole Fougère

A poetic response.

 

Juxtaposition 

By Kathleen Smith Converse, Virgin Queen Toronto Dance Theatre, Peter Chin, Matjash Mrozewski

Compare and contrast. The recent Toronto Dance Theatre double bill of premieres by Toronto choreographers Peter Chin and Matjash Mrozewski provided a rare opportunity to get analytical about two very different approaches to dance. 

 

Transformations 

Jing Ju/The Secrets Unveiled & Circle of Sacred  William Lau, Dancers for Peace, Sashar Zarif

It never ceases to amaze me that dancers I know well sometimes change in performance to become beings I barely recognize. They animate space, suspend time and grow larger than life. Their bodies can speak, sing, fly or hold perfectly still.  

people : life 

By Lindsay Zier-Vogel Channel 3: Glass Anchor, Idle Heidi Strauss, Justine Chambers

More poetic responses to motion. 

 

"An Orgy of the Ordinary" 

By Rebecca Todd Volio Lola McLaughlin

As a victim of the hyped-up Toronto lifestyle, I’m grateful when artists have the courage to make works that slow time and open space. As a case in point, I went to Lola McLaughlin’s “Volio” tired and hassled and not at all in the mood for contemporary dance.

Rain-Soaked, Wind-Soaked 

By Lindsay Zier-Vogel The Satie Project Serge Bennathan, Dancemakers, Eve Egoyan

A poetic response.

Luna: She, He, All 

By Lindsay Zier-Vogel Luna O Vertigo

A response in poetry to O Vertigo’s “Luna”.

 

An Expression of Today in Bharatanatyam

By Rebecca Todd Life Lines: an evening of women's lives in dance & theatre  Lata Pada, Sampradaya Dance Creations

The theme of women’s lives links the three works by two different choreographers in Life Lines, an evening of bharatanatyam dance presented by Lata Pada’s Sampradaya Dance Creations.

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