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Contra Dancing

This month’s feature article in The Dance Current discusses the motivations and benefits of participating in various forms of social dancing.

Jiri Jelinek

Speaking of ballet, The National Ballet of Canada recently announced their newest Principal Dancer, Jiří Jelinek.

CDA seeks executive director

The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is currently looking for a full-time executive director. Since 2002, as a national service organ...

 

Making Statements 

By Samantha Mehra, Brittany Duggan “Based on Actual Unrelated Events” Meagan O’Shea, Stand Up Dance

A dialogue review of a performance in a very small space. 

Devouring Lions

This past weekend, Toronto’s Allison Cummings presented her new work Devouring Lions, which has been in development for about 3 years.

In Paradisum

Toronto has two evenings left to see Living Dances: An Evening of Contemporary Kudelka performed by local dancers of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie.

National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia

This past Friday in Toronto, LADO the National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia performed as a traditional folk choir, highlighting its member as both dancers and singers.

Saucy Tarts

Though this video is nearly a year old, it packs the punch that The Saucy Tarts bring to Toronto’s burlesque stages.

Zata Omm Dance Projects seeks tech specialists

William Yong’s Zata Omm Dance Projects in Toronto is currently seeking up to three technological specialists for its one- to two-w…

Thrill the World

Numbers and videos are still pouring in, but so far it looks like approximatley 23,000 zombies from around the world simultaneously danced Michael Jackson’s Thriller this weekend in the record breaking attempt Thrill the World.

Toronto International Flamenco Festival 2009

Yesterday, the 2009 Toronto International Flamenco Festival opened its 5-day run of workshops, with a main performance event on October 24th.

Dance Dance Revolution

Dance Dance Revolution is still booming, with a slew of clones and tournaments all around the globe.

A nightmare of bboy street

The Supernaturalz bboy crew recently represented Canada at R16 Korea - Incheon 2009.

Hip hip @ Nuit Blanche

Torontonians are finally recovered from Saturday’s Nuit Blanche where the downtown core of the city erupted into a wild variety of art installations.

Ayyam Zaman

Tomorrow at Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre, The Rhythm of the Nile Dance Company will present Ayyam Zaman: The Golden Era of Egyptian Belly Dance.

Community-minded movement school opens in Toronto

Professional dance educator and scholar Ann-Marie Williams opened a new community-minded movement school in the Leslieville neigh…

 
In the Studio | En Studio

Janak Khendry

By Megan Andrews, David Hou

Janak Khendry is an internationally renowned classical dancer, choreographer and the artistic director of the Janak Khendry Dance Company. Photos of Janak Khendry Dance Company in rehearsal by David Hou

New features on Dance Collection Danse website

This summer Dance Collection Danse (DCD) announced the launch of its new online column "Dance Historian of the Month" featuring in...

CDA executive director announces resignation

Shannon Litzenberger, executive director of the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA), will be resigning from her position as of November …

 

Ofilio Portillo and Crew, Onstage 

By Kathleen Smith “Unbearable Prospect” Gadfly

Street dance has become big business. The virtuosic moves and joyous energy that the original b-boys of New York and Los Angeles brought to street corners, empty parking lots and impromptu clubs of the seventies spawned a genuine movement movement.  

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