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Follow Your Heart by Evolution Dance Theatre

Follow Your Heart is a multidisciplinary spectacle that unites cultures through theatre, dance, live music and the most universal of stories – a love story.

4OUR

4OUR by Vancouver choreographer Joe Laughlin explores “family dynamics, cross-generational relationships and the singular moments that shape our life’s journey.”

 
Anastasia Maywood

Sneak Peak of New Work-In-Progress

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
September 17 septembre 2016
Contemporary

 

The Dance Deck Trois is Rich, Intimate and Authentic

By Rachel Silver Maddock The Dance Deck Trois

Grassroots performance series pairs dancers’ personal explorations with live classical music in a garden setting.

 

Performing Performances

By Kathleen Smith SummerWorks Festival

Dance was front and centre at SummerWorks this year, building on some serious bonds forged during past editions of this annual contemporary performance festival in Toronto.

 

Why Love What You Will Lose?

By Don Rieder Lighted Rooms Company of Angels

Lighted Rooms is a hybrid performance that defies categorization. It is a series of poems, story monologues, dance, song and bawdy limericks, an hour-long string of pearls whose thread is the energy and commitment of an extraordinary group of performers.

 

Moving Beyond the Pas-de-Deux

Four Montréal-based dance artists discuss gender in contemporary dance By Helen Simard

Helen Simard discusses issues of gender in contemporary dance with four Montréal-based dance artists.

 
On the Ground

Finding Rhythm, Finding Soul: Q & A with Alexandra Clancy

By Denise Solleza

Vancouver tap dancer Alexandra Clancy explores the intersections of the contemporary and the traditional.

Taking Root with Fin de Fiesta Flamenco

Canadian company Fin de Fiesta Flamenco have made an international reputation for themselves with their energetic performances and skillful improvisations, and from July 29 through September 11 they will make twenty-two tour stops in Ontario and British Columbia.

 

The Range at ROMP!

From experimental solos to Le Jazz Hot By Robin J. Miller ROMP! Festival of Dance

Joshua Beamish opened the nineteenth annual ROMP! Festival of Dance, presented by Victoria’s Suddenly Dance Theatre, with a solo show called Lone Wolf.

 
On the Ground

Research and Development

By Sasha Ivanochko, Lee Slinger

Catching up with Sasha Ivanochko

 

Edge 2 and 3

Dancing on the Edge 2016 By Rachel Silver Maddock Dancing on the Edge Festival 2016

Kaleido by Tentacle Tribe for OURU Collective, Dialogue by Wen Wei Wang, the neck to fall by Ziyian Kwan and more in this series of capsule reviews.

m/Other

Benjamin Kamino performs with his mother Gabby Kamino in m/Other at this summer’s dance showcase ps: We Are All Here.

the edges of things are ill defined

After a mentorship of Berlin-based dramaturge Gabi Beier and a residency at The Dance Centre, Vancouver-based choreographer Julianne Chapple premieres a duet at this year’s Dancing on the Edge Festival of Contemporary Dance.

 
On the Ground

Dance at Toronto’s Luminato Festival 2016

By Miya Shaffer

Of the dance I saw, both A Study on Effort and a performance by Yes Yes Y’all demonstrated a sense of adventure while keeping to Luminato’s larger, and founding, vision.

Software Teaches Itself How to Dance

“It takes ten years, usually, to make a dancer” according to Martha Graham. Although Martha never had computer technology as a pupil.

Exterminating Angel

Emerging choreographer Alysa Pires of Alysa Pires Dance Projects brings her bold movement quality and theatrical edge to the Toronto Fringe.

 

Ballet BC Rehearsal Director Sylvain Senez Retires

By Brittany Duggan

In a phone interview with The Dance Current, Ballet BC’s longtime rehearsal director, Sylvain Senez, reflects on his time with the company, how dance has changed in the past thirty-five years, and what he’s got planned next.

 

Habitual Gestures

By Pia Lo

Dancer, choreographer and teacher Meredith Kalaman

 

A Wild Way Home in Le Petit Prince

Choreography by Guillaume Côté By Mark Mann Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince is both a perfect and a problematic choice. Perfect because the story is already furnished with all the necessary components for a conventional ballet, and problematic because Le Petit Prince is actually a dark and confusing book.

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