logo
Feature

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

On the Ground

The Dance Current caught up Catherine Hayward while on tour with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. By Michèle Moss

News

Performing in Protest

Dance artists perform in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

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.

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

Healthy Dancer

Understanding abuse and trauma in dance By Jo-Anne La Flèche

Gallery

Transform Yourself

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

LISTINGS THIS WEEK