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Collective Copyright

As dance artists navigate projects and performances, they encounter differing ideas of authorship. The evolving relationship between artists and digital media sharing have also shaped how these concepts are understood. Slinger spoke with several contemporary dance artists about their understandings of ownership, authorship and the role of intellectual property in their art-making processes. She also weighs in with Carys Craig, a scholar of intellectual property, who argues that the legal system imposes binaries, such as choreographer/performer or work/performance, on creative work that do not speak to how dance is created, performed and shared. By Lee Slinger


Navigating the Voyage

In many ways Lucie Grégoire’s new work, Territoires, is like an elusive secret. She notes that this piece is drawn from previous works and new material – a revisiting of her creative bank of work. By Philip Szporer


Student Reporter Project

The opening night of Ascension on December 6th felt like a remarkably intimate affair. By Jade Qiu


Priced Out

After fifteen years, Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement has been priced out of its home on 6 Noble St, in Toronto’s west end.



Fiona Malena - Solea

Learn more about the dancer who inspired The Dance Current’s May/June cover art.


Win a Pair of Tickets to Bloom Day in Vancouver: Sponsored by Danse Bloom

Win a pair of tickets to Bloom Day! Bloom Day - a day for young dancers to come together and explore a diverse set of topics that co-exist within the dance realm - is hosted at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.


Bachata in Canada

Geo and Kim: Salsa Class at Toronto Salsa Fridays

Toronto-based Latin dance couple, Kimberly Ramos and Geovanny Ricardo, have established themselves as a powerful force in the Canadian bachata dance community. Recognized for their smooth, yet strong, energy and presence, the couple has gained national and international success through numerous avenues including competing, performing and instructing at a professional level.


Turn Me Inside Out

fantasylover layers pop culture references and vibrant subversion of fairy tale tropes to create a feminist utopia. By Jillian Groening


The National Ballet of Canada Embarks on their First Tour of Russia

The National Ballet of Canada is touring to Russia for the first time in the company’s sixty-seven year history.


Caribana is Our Stage

Themes of becoming, shaping from and returning to are central to Caribbean performance arts. As one of these art forms, Carnival is a nuanced performance art practice rooted in the cultural memory of the lives of Caribbean peoples throughout Canada and the diaspora. But whose story is told (or not told) and in what context? The telling or omission of stories can be traced to a lack of understanding of the complexity of the Caribbean and its Carnival – a performance tradition that is more than the mass commodification, sexuality and “loud music” we often associate it with. By Kevin A. Ormsby


Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Rendering a minimalist spin on the cautionary tale of affair-turned-despair – deeply rooted in Russian Romanticism – Neumeier produces a vaguely familiar version of Tolstoy’s 1878 novel. By Anna Paliy


Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes

An exhibit curated by Jenn Goodwin exploring the landscape of dance