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All that Glitters...

Dance competitions in Canada are becoming more and more popular, but what values are associated with this world? Grace Wells-Smith sat down with Jennalee Desjardins and Sean Boutilier, who initially appear to be on opposing sides of this debate. By Grace Wells-Smith

Review

Repetition is a Form of Change

In her latest work, choreographer Andrea Peña uses “sameness,” or repetition, as a catalyst for change, highlighting the transformative nature of the body as it oscillates between a site of resilience and vulnerability. By Helen Simard

Column

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

There’s a beautiful peasant girl, a handsome count and a waltz-happy village overflowing with wine. But one fatal lie lurks beneath this Cinderella story. By Jane Coombs

News

Fifty Years of Swan Lake

Karen Kain to retire as artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada

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.

Review

In the Grip of a Crowd

If you’re looking for clues to deciphering Resonance, the new dance production from Toronto-based choreographer Hanna Kiel, you might start with the name. By Erin Baldwin

News

Time to Exhale

After twenty-four years, Greta Hodgkinson will be retiring from her role as a principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada.

Feature

Fearless Physicality

Professional wrestlers are athletes, performers, actors, dancers, gymnasts and comedians, and their sport has more in common with a ballet than with an episode of reality TV. Take a deeper look at the astonishing athleticism and theatricality within the world of pro wrestling. By Deanne Kearney

Column

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Hot on the heels of Halloween, The National Ballet of Canada’s Giselle delivered supernatural chills, youthful exuberance and poignant heartbreak. By Arlan Vriens

Gallery

Transform Yourself

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

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