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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


A Process of Fulfillment

The margam in bharatanatyam is a traditional repertoire consisting of core sections (or items, as they’re called in the form), strategically arranged to evoke a spiritual journey. By Brannavy Jeyasundaram


On the Ground

In her new work White Elephant, Marie Lambin-Gagnon explores awareness, presence and acceptance, as five performers navigate a world of bubble wrap and play with the fragility of memory. By Emma Kerson


Summer and Fall Awards

A round up of the 2018 awards



Fiona Malena - Solea

Learn more about the dancer who inspired The Dance Current’s May/June cover art.


Win a Prize Pack to Art of Time Ensemble's Best of Dance and Music

Win an Art of Time Ensemble prize pack that includes two Orchestra Level seats to Opening Night, October 25th 2018, a selection of Art of Time Ensemble recordings, a t-shirt, and a tote bag. (Sponsored by Art of Time Ensemble).


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.


Make It Rain

Truthteller is an interactive presentation engaging with performance economies, rituals and intimacies between bodies. By Emma Doran


Shifts in Time

What has happened since the Dora Mavor Moore Awards un-gendered their awards categories?


Where Are All the Women?

In an industry where women outnumber men, the ballet still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality. Take a look into the state of gender parity and representation in Canadian ballet. By Tessa Perkins Deneault


Dancer's Kitchen

Grocery shopping tips for dancers on a budget By Cristina Bucci


Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes

An exhibit curated by Jenn Goodwin exploring the landscape of dance