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Do You Call Yourself a "Dancer"?

For many performers and movers, calling themselves dancers is a personal decision based on disciplinary, financial and emotional factors. The Dance Current asked artists from across the country why or why not they relate the title.

Review

On Collapsing Pain Into Prayer

Sampradaya Dance Creations marked its thirtieth anniversary with MANDALA, a vivid and graceful celebration of impermanence and the artistic process. By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

Column

Writers & Readers

Claudia Moore’s MOonhORsE Dance Theatre presented Older & Reckless #42 in November of 2019. Amy Hull responds to the six works presented by artists Bill Coleman, Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, Christine Friday, Elizabeth Langley, JP Longboat, Byron Chief Moon, and Lee Maracle. By Amy Hull

Video

A Quiet Flamenco

Jane Ogilvie / a quiet flamenco
 

A Quiet Flamenco is a series of short films shot and edited by Rosanna Terracciano, an independent flamenco artist based in Calgary whose goal is to expose the “vulnerable, introverted and muted” aspects of flamenco dance.

Contest

Win Four Tickets to Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' Juliet + Romeo: Sponsored by FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Enter to win four tickets to Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ (DJD) reimagining, and highly anticipated one-night performance, of Juliet + Romeo at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario on November 14th at 7:30 pm. Contest closes at midnight on November 10, 2019.

Video

For a While

Directed by Jenna Borisevich, For a While was shot in a dance studio on 16mm. It tells a story of unrequited love through dance: a couple shares in a fantasy, but only for a moment.

News

Reimagining The Possibilities

Andrew Tay named artistic director of Toronto Dance Theatre

Feature

Political Bodies

Public protest on the land now called Canada often disrupts the rhythms of everyday life. Dance, when used in and as protest, entails the work of remembrance and caring for difficult histories, memories and stories. Elan Marchinko explores four performative works that engage in protest: The Holomodor Project, Meridian, Bearing and Blackout. Included are Rodney Diverlus’s choreographer’s notes. By Elan Marchinko, Rodney Diverlus

Column

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Ratmansky’s choreography is cutting edge while keeping the classical beauty of the ballet alive. By Nicole Decsey

Gallery

Transform Yourself

One of Montréal’s most eagerly anticipated dance intensives, directed by Lisa Davies.

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