Kevin A. Ormsby

On the Ground

Konversations on Colour: A Report

By Collette Murray

While anticipating a new decade of growth and possibilities, the dance community came to an unprecedented halt in March 2020. But under COVID-19 restrictions, an even greater emergence impacts the emotional well-being, spirits, safety and livelihoods of Black people: Anti-Black racism.


The National Ballet of Canada Met With Dancer Nicholas Rose After He Called Out the Company on Instagram

In the wake of protests over police brutality and systemic racism, Rose told the company to “do better.”


Caribana is Our Stage

Embodying tradition, ritual and art in Canadian Carnival By Kevin A. Ormsby

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.

Gerry Trentham, Kevin A. Ormsby, pounds per square inch performance

The Apology Project

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
September 21-23 septembre 2017
8:00 | 20:00

Battle, presented by TUDS, at DanceWeekend'17 : Photo courtesy of Dance Ontario.jpg

Developing and Showcasing Dance in Ontario

Two recent events in Toronto allowed the Ontario dance community to come together to support and mentor the next generation of dancers while also showcasing the diversity of the current dance scene in the province.

FACING Home: Love & Redemption

New work by Toronto choreographer Kevin A. Ormsby is about the love and redemption of its title, meeting with the the active, deep-rooted homophobia in Jamaican/West Indian culture.

Kevin A. Ormsby, Michèle Moss

Patana: Final Call

Performance | Spectacle

Winnipeg MB
November 7-9 novembre 2014
Fri-Sat @ 8:00 | vendredi-samedi @ 20:00
African, Contemporary

Kevin A. Ormsby: Ke-ashe (Interludes Within)

The March 2010 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes a feature entitled “Dancing the African Diaspora in Canada” by Naomi Brand.


Town hall on equity and diversity in the performing arts

Cultural Pluralism in Performing Arts Movement Ontario (CPPAMO) recently presented the town hall “Equity and Diversity in the Performing Arts.”


Dancing in Solidarity, Alliance in Practice: Objectives Within Reach 

By Kevin A. Ormsby Canada Dance Festival 2009 Canada Dance Festival

The Canada Dance Festival (CDF) and the National Arts Centre were bustling once again between June 25th and 28th as the CDF hosted its annual festivities, focussing this year on “Dancing In, Through and Between Cultures towards a Space of Mutuality”.

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