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Merry Age  

By Philip Szporer Virtuo Danse / Ghislaine Doté 

A staple in performance is the capacity to engage, and even if the observer is coolly distant from the proceedings, it’s all about pulling the audience into the rigorous discourse set forth by the choreographer. 

Sinha Danse: A Matter of Life and Breath

This Thursday and Saturday, July 15th and 17th, Vancouver’s Dancing on the Edge Festival presents Roger Sinha’s A Matter of Life and Breath, performed as a duet by Tanya Crowder and Tom Casey.

Gibson Muriva: Sisi

Tomorrow as part of Festival Vue sur la Relève at Maison de la culture Frontenac in Montréal, Gibson Muriva presents his work Sisi, which he performs with his fellow dancers Jenny Brizard, Ghislaine Doté, Fernanda Leal and Émilie Tremblay.

A Commitment to the Future

By Kathleen Smith Toronto International Dance Festival (a fFIDA presentation) Toronto International Dance Festival

For fifteen years, the fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists (fFIDA) has presented a mixed bag of dance over an extended period in August. Chosen by lottery and stacked into mixed programs and large-scale spectaculars, the dance viewing experience has also been a crapshoot. Some years it was mostly dross with a few buried treasures; in others, the riches made you feel hopeful for the future of dance in Canada. 

A Savvy Program 

By Paula Citron dance Immersion 2005  dance Immersion

Somewhere toward the end of dance Immersion, this writer had an epiphany. No matter how stirring the traditional African drumming and dancing, or how stylish a tap routine, or how attractive the synchronization of energetic b-girls, or how charming the Caribbean folklore, it was the contemporary choreography that gave substance to the evening.  

 

Urban Dance: Concertized 

By Lys Stevens DNA: Definitions Non-Applicable - Urban Movements, Images and Sounds  K8 Alsterlund, Sarah Febbraro, Sophia Gaspard, 4Temps, Nicholas Leichter, Serge Takri, Ghislaine Doté

For the second year running Tangente has collaborated with Montréal, arts interculturel, and a third presenter, this year the Gesu, centre de créativité, to frame this particular theme in dance creation, which is emerging in the Montréal contemporary dance scene.  

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