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Canadian Dancers Across the Pond

By Rachel Levitt

Fresh out of high school, two friends from “Cowtown” (Calgary, Alberta) upped sticks and made a bold move across the pond to London, England.

#BollywoodMonster Mashup
 
MonstrARTity, Vikas Kohli

Bollywood Monster Mashup

Festival | Festival

Mississauga ON
July 20-21 juillet 2018
4:00 | 16:00 - 11:00 | 23:00, 2:00 | 14:00 - 11:00 | 23:00
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Thomas L. Colford

Interpose: A Dancer's Rights Seminar

Conference | Colloque

Toronto ON
May 28 mai 2016
9:00 | 21:00
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Lost Boy

Calgary performing arts company The Show expands their production portfolio with music videos.

 

Rallying for Change

The past, present and future of the status of the independent dance artist in Canada By Molly Johnson

How can we improve the working and living conditions of independent dance artists in Canada? Thirty years ago three dance artists founded the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists to educate and advocate on behalf of dancers. How have working conditions of dancers changed since then? And what are the pressing issues that need to be addressed in the present?

deliverance

Toronto dancer and choreographer Shawn Bracke just released deliverance, a dancefilm inspired by the smoke and mirrors that personas on social media have become.

L.A. Calling

Vancouver-based dancer Alisha Tallarico is making the plunge from her hometown to the L.A. dance scene. With a love for commercial dance, what better place is there to flock to?

 
On the Ground

Cruise Ship Dancing with Edmonton’s Sierra Lacombe

Three months ago I was hired as a production cast dancer for Royal Caribbean Productions aboard the Quantum of the Seas, the second largest ship in the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines fleet. It’s my dream job.

 

Know Your Worth

On Saturday, May 28, around 100 commercial and urban dancers flocked to The Underground Dance Centre in Toronto for Interpose: A Dancer’s Rights Seminar. In the field of commercial dance, art has a boss. In fact, the chain of command stems from the client, down through the production company, to the choreographer and then to the dancer, the bottom of a chain fuelled by commerce above all else.

 
Thomas L. Colford

Interpose: A Dancer's Rights Seminar

Talk | Conférence

Toronto ON
May 28 mai 2016
9:00 | 21:00
Urban, Commercial

 

Copyright in Class

Dance classes marketed with pop icons’ names have been skyrocketing in popularity around Toronto; however, this prompts conversation around intellectual property and copyright in dance.

Purpose

Justin Bieber’s new album comes alive with dance videos, one of which features Canadian Emma Portner.

Stromae - Quand c'est?

This music video by Belgian artist Stromae has a Tim Burton spookiness about it.

École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in Boyfriend Material

Several performers from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal dance in Socalled’s new music video Boyfriend Material.

Loving Like Breathing

Montréal-based bgirl Kate “Lynx” Alsterlund is the featured dancer in this music video by Kyra Shaughnessy.

360 Dance

Sia, Shia, and Maddie: The Elastic Heart

By Philip Szporer

The new year has started off with a bang, courtesy of the Australian singer-songwriter Sia and her latest music video, Elastic Heart. The video features a warring dance by actor-turned-performance artist Shia LaBeouf and the phenomenal dance sensation Maddie Ziegler, best known for her appearance on the competition reality series Dance Moms.

Zach Galifianakis choreographs Kevin Drew's new music video

Canadians Kevin Drew, Feist and Samir Rehem collaborated with Zach Galifianakis and comedy website Funny or Die to create Drew’s music video for You in Your Were.

Dancing on the Chandelier

In the music video for Sia’s Chandelier, Maddie Ziegler of Dance Moms portrays a younger version of Sia, moving with child-like energy to the quirky choreography masterminded by Sia and artist/choreogrpaher Ryan Heffington.

Scott Fordham

Limitless: Bring the Boom

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
May 24 mai 2014
8:30 | 20:30
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Canadian Dancers on TV

This spring, past So You Think You Can Dance Canada winners Nicolas (Nico) Archambault and Jordan Clark return to television.

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