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On Monday, Dancing with the Stars revealed the top ten duos. Included in that list is Albertan Kaitlyn Bristowe, from The Bachelorette season eleven. The Dance Current caught up with Bristowe to talk about her experience on the show so far By Grace Wells-Smith

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On the Ground

Emily Latimer caught up with drag king and performance artist Heath V. Salazar to talk about how the intersection of drag and politics can engage audiences in discussions about race, gender and religion. Read the original profile in our November/December 2020 issue. By Emily Latimer

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Writers & Readers

Poetry by Kendra Guidolin. Find more of her work in our November/December 2020 issue. By Kendra Guidolin

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Fall For Dance North Offers a Netflix-Style Festival

Like many other events, the sixth edition of the dance festival Fall For Dance North (FFDN) began online on Tuesday. But this festival is hosted on a new, Netflix-style website that features an array of performances, interviews and workshops.

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Masks, Beads and Ribbons I

Nichole Leveck and her daughter, Nazarene Pope, dance on Toronto’s waterfront.

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Writers & Readers

Years of traumatic rhetoric around body image and perfection have dulled the pure joy of dancing that I felt in my creative movement classes as a kid. An invisible screen of anxiety has prevented me from making it into a studio consistently. While I’ve had the desire to go, getting there has been the problem, and I haven’t been able to fix it. By Emily Pettet

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Which Election Issues Are Top of Mind for BC Artists?

As British Columbians head to the polls tomorrow, many artists across the province are looking for more support as they experience job losses and instability further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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That's a Wrap

Dancefilm, as an art form, is by no means a new medium, but after theatres were shut down and choreographers and dancers found themselves without a stage, an impressive amount of dancefilms were produced.

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Video of Tene Ward of The National Ballet of Canada trying on pointe shoes that match her skin tone goes viral

“There’s certain traditions like pink shoes that just don’t work for the twenty-first century anymore, given the fact that the people that are included in the ballet world now aren’t just white,” Ward said.

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Masks, Beads and Ribbons II

Newly released photos from the waterfront photoshoot with Nichole Leveck and her daughter, Nazarene Pope.

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York University Students Write Open Letter to Dance Department About Issues of Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion

On August 26, students from the dance department at York University posted an open letter to the department, urging it to move past shallow actions and re-evaluate the curriculum considering how white supremacy and colonialism are deeply embedded in pedagogy.

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Loud and Brave

Rock Bottom Movement’s Alyssa Martin reflects on her art and her career in the light of Rock Bottom’s recent double Dora Mavor Moore Award win. By Tessa Perkins Deneault

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