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Beginnings are Everywhere

Join Jane Gabriels on her journey to the 2018 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival (CFNDF). Responding to the experience from a place of accompaniment, Gabriels pivots from viewer to witness. By Jane Gabriels

Review

Lonely Elegy

To appreciate Akram Khan, the exalted British dance artist, is to see his fierce spins, angled gestures, intricate patterns and the sublime articulation of hands, fingers and feet. But it also means seeing his moments of soft repose, which give pause. By Philip Szporer

Column

On the Ground

Why should the dance community care about politics? Kate Cornell writes about why it’s important for dance artists to get involved and offers tips on how to convincingly speak to politicians. By Kate Cornell

News

A Welcome Resistance

For the first time in the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s eighty-five-year history, Indigenous Arts will be programmed continuously throughout the calendar year.

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 a copy of The Ballet Book and swag from Canada's National Ballet School

Firefly Books invites you to enter to win a copy of The Ballet Book: The Young Performer’s Guide to Classical Dance, plus gear from The Shoe Room, the official shop of Canada’s National Ballet School.

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

In the Cypher

2019 might be the year that the Montréal stage dance community finally catches on to what’s going on in our city’s street dance scene. By Helen Simard

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.

Feature

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

Column

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

The most notable thing about The National Ballet of Canada’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the number of things worth noting. By Dylan Schoenmakers

Gallery

Salmon Girl

Salmon Girl is a colourful, visually arresting work that incorporates music, dance and puppetry to share a First Nations perspective about saving our waterways and the importance of salmon in the ecosystem.

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