Canadian Teenager Wins New Prize at Prestigious Prix de Lausanne

Maya Smallwood was with her roommate at Canada’s National Ballet School when she heard the news: she won the Prix de Lausanne’s inaugural Young Creation Award.


Nerves And Thrills: A Q & A with Crystal Pite

The Dance Current speaks with Pite about Body and Soul, watching dance meant for the stage on a screen and the “slight sense of terror” that comes with choreographing. Body and Soul will stream for Canadians from Feb. 17 through 23. By Grace Wells-Smith


Made in BC Celebrates 15 Years With an Interactive Virtual History

The website shows dance hoops, a sweatshirt, a soup can and a hodgepodge of other items tumbling from the trunk of a hatchback on a B.C. highway. Click on any one of them and you’ll be whisked into a story about a dance artist who has toured the province through Made in BC – Dance on Tour or one of the community programs it has supported.


Confined by the Calendar

Even in “normal” circumstances, IBPOCs follow a largely Eurocentric calendar that primarily recognizes Eurocentric festivals and holidays. Because of how this calendar dictates time off, making the time to travel and train can be nearly impossible for dance artists who can only train in their home countries. By Samyuktha Punthambekar


Sweet As Sugarplum

Brannavy Jeyasundaram reviews Goh Ballet’s film version of a holiday classic By Brannavy Jeyasundaram


Remembering Pierre-Paul Savoie, Founding Artistic Director of PPS Danse

Pierre-Paul Savoie was a pro. Nimble in mind and body, feisty and funny. I knew him initially (now more than 35 years ago) – when I was a budding dance writer and he was a student in Concordia University’s dance program.


Dorotea Saykaly Receives the First Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award at Ballet BC

While some may associate the term ‘emerging’ with ‘new’ or ‘novice’, Saykaly likes it for its evocation of continuous learning.


The Chaos of Possibility

Jesuino examines Queerness, liveness and failure in his work, Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash. The work asks what might emerge if we embrace failure and collapse. By Jillian Groening


Honing Resiliency

Lee Slinger speaks to students and instructors about how dance educators can encourage resilience in a generation of students. By Lee Slinger


Why I Left Toronto

Punthambekar describes her experiences in Toronto dance communities and why she decided to leave. By Samyuktha Punthambekar


Five Strategies for Hands-Off Teaching

Scotty Mac provides tips for teachers unable to make physical adjustments to their students By Scotty Mac