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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. Slinger 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

Review

Stepping into the Twilight of the Sacred

James Kudelka transforms the religious evocation of this 1610 choral masterpiece into a contemporary spiritual testament to the union between animals, humans and nature. By Sheenagh Pietrobruno

Column

Writers & Readers

The word ori is a Yoruba word meaning head and representing one’s life path, purpose, destiny and spiritual intuition. While Afro-Brazilian spiritual beliefs may seem miles away both physically and culturally from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, the recent production, titled Ori, brought the two together. By Kristin Harris Walsh

News

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.

Video

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.

Contest

Win Two Tickets to Toronto Dance Theatre’s Winter Double-Bill

Win two tickets to see Toronto Dance Theatre’s January double-bill pairing Slow Dance, a performance installation by choreographer/visual artist Marie Lambin-Gagnon with Jeanine Durning’s engaging tour de force This Shape, We Are In, in Toronto between January 24th and February 2nd, 2019.

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.

Review

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

News

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.

Feature

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

Column

Healthy Dancer

Everyone knows rest is necessary - not least for dancers, whose artistic practice makes physical demands akin to athletes. Yet for many dancers, rest is a stressor. By Netta Kornberg

Gallery

Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes

An exhibit curated by Jenn Goodwin exploring the landscape of dance

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