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Urban Legends at Toronto's Fringe Festival

Urban dance a nice fit in the Fringe festival formula.

Cane Dancing at Bees' Knees

Toronto’s Phil Bourassa – seen here in humorous outtakes while attempting to film a review video for a cane class – lives and breathes Lindy Hop.

Method of Loci

Shot in Canada and presented abroad, the dancefilm Method of Loci is of a man walking through his own mental landscape, relying on association with spatial relationships to establish, order and recollect.

Researching Book of Love

This video captures the research for Book of Love, a new piece of choreography by Kokoro Dance’s Jay Hirabayashi, performed at EDAM Studio Theatre in Vancouver for EDAM’s choreographic series in May, 2015.

Beatbox Gma

Elderly woman breaks it down on the streets of Brussels.

The Art of Improvisation

Toronto’s Iana Komarnytska presents an evening of Arabic and Persian music and dance.

Dénouement/Auflösung

José Navas creates new work inspired by Montréal.

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.

The Return of Peter Quanz’s Untitled

The finished ballet from 2013 explores a group of people struggling with the duality of drawing strength from within their community while also serving the basic individual needs to survive. Untitled is remounted in Q DANCE’s June 2015 production.

In Mixed Company by Parts+Labour_Danse

Montréal’s Parts+Labour_Danse delivers a full-bodied contemporary dance experience that stems from the two directors’ varying sources of inspiration.

Guelph Dance Festival, in a Nutshell

Rhonda Baker in Nutshell by Toronto-based artist Sharon Moore at this year’s Guelph Dance Festival.

Possible Dances

Jessica Runge performing her solo The Possibility Dance, the basis for Possible Dances, a show presenting four remakes of her original piece choreographed by four different Canadian artists.

Second String

Concepts of design and colour deficiencies are explored through the merging of modern dance and animation.

Closer, Kosmos and Harry

To watch Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal perform is to better understand the tireless athleticism and skill that high-voltage contemporary ballet demands.

Empirical Quotient

Empirical Quotient is a predominantly abstract work that explores themes of self-perception and identity, and elaborates on the human instinct for gregariousness and group dynamics.

Traces by Les 7 doigts de la main

Flips, spins and balancing acts are just the foundation of the multi-award winning performance Traces by Montréal’s Les 7 doigts de la main. It tells the story of refugees who use the power of creating to cope with the pain of destruction.

Rock Bottom Movement premieres new full-length program The Salt Show

In Epic Scenario, three dancers costumed in polyester jumpsuits and protective goggles move around the stage with visceral curiosity as if discovering the space for the first time, staying true to Rock Bottom Movement’s mission to break the boundaries between theatre and dance.

MOVEment: Stephen Jones Millinery x Jasmin Vardimon

Dance and fashion intertwine and unfold on film in an artistic engagement exploring the body in motion.

frost flowers/arctic death machine

The fate of the doomed Franklin expedition of 1845 was one of the greatest mysteries in recorded Canadian history. For dancer, creator, musician and performance artist Nancy Sandercock, it acts as a catalyst for a creative metaphor.

PARADIS/Paradise

In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, Alvin Erasga Tolentino presents PARADIS/Paradise in Vancouver, May 5-9.

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