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Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Contemporary. Dance. Discourse. A special project with Dancemakers Centre for Creation. Facilitator/Editor Megan Andrews.

Michael Caldwell, Tia Kushniruk, Jolyane Langlois, Sahara Morimoto in Antony Hamilton's Natural Orders / Photo by Francesca Chudnoff
 
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Something Between an Essay, a Pseudo-Story About Little Robo-Bugs and Another Excuse to Talk About Virtuosity

By Fabien Maltais-Bayda

Choreographer Antony Hamilton’s “Natural Orders” ends with a cluster of small light-sensitive mechanisms gliding about a section of the stage. While from a distance they appear mostly as points of luminescence, they look, up close, a bit like rubber toothbrush heads or many-legged critters.

Provocations

To celebrate our twentieth year The Dance Current invited dance arists - those both outspoken and doing quiet work- to write about an issue of their choice.

Stashko in her own work Wound Up: redux, presented by New Music Edmonton
 
Provocations

Broadening Our Sphere

By Kate Stashko

Kate Stashko talks about representation on stage and brainstorms a few simple actions she thinks dance artists, curators, programmers, collaborators and audience members can take to broaden their circles.

Dancer's Kitchen

Dancers share their favourite foods and recipes.

 
Dancer's Kitchen

At the Checkout

By Cristina Bucci

Grocery shopping tips for dancers on a budget

On the Ground

In Canadian dance.

 
 
On the Ground

Opening New Doors

The Dance Current caught up with Noriko Kusama before her performance in Rhythm, Stories, Movement, a performance with Canada’s taiko group Nagata Shachu and also featuring author/storyteller Rui Umezawa and contemporary dancer Yuichiro Inoue.

Student Reporter Project

Perspectives from arts students nation-wide. Mentor/Editor Megan Andrews. (2015/16 Production Intern Marissa Trarback.)

 
Student Reporter Project

Ascension: Intimate Conversations

By Jade Qiu

The opening night of Ascension on December 6th felt like a remarkably intimate affair.

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Fostering the next generation of arts writers in Canada. In partnership with The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The WholeNote. Senior Mentor John Coulbourn, Mentor/Editor Emma Doran. (Formerly Emerging Dance Critics)

 

 
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

A Calculated Cacophony

By Anna Paliy

Rendering a minimalist spin on the cautionary tale of affair-turned-despair – deeply rooted in Russian Romanticism – Neumeier produces a vaguely familiar version of Tolstoy’s 1878 novel.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Everyday Essentials for everyday dancers. 

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Alvin Erasga Tolentino

Artistic Director of Co. ERASGA

Healthy Dancer

Tips and info for dancers on the go.

 
Healthy Dancer

The Silence After the Applause

By Jo-Anne La Flèche

Dealing with post-performance depression

Writers & Readers

Their words and yours. 

 
 
Writers & Readers

Lights, Curtain, Music

By Anaïs Loewen-Young

For Robert McQueen, one of the most important aspects of a musical is its use of composition; the role of music can make or break a production. “The music isn’t just providing a nice melody,” he states.

360 Dance

with Philip Szporer

 
 
360 Dance

Ted Shawn’s Dream: Redux

By Philip Szporer

Now, in its eighty-forth season, the ten-week festival is home to artists performing on the various stages, including an impressive outdoor venue named Inside/Out. The School at Jacob’s Pillow brings faculty and students from the ballet, contemporary and dance theatre streams of dance, and this year change was in the air.

Motion Studio

With Sarah Todd

 
Motion Studio

Out of the Audience and into the Fray

By Sarah Todd

International Dance Day was April 29. To be honest, I had never heard of it before – and that is a shame because dance (of all kinds) deserves a day of celebration.

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Expert advice and tips for teachers and studio owners, brought to you in part by Canada’s National Ballet School.

 
Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Performance/Audition Anxiety | L'anxiété de la présentation publique

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

Performances and evaluations are a natural part of a dancer's life and with them come the highs and lows of performing. | Le spectacle, l'évaluation, l'examen, la compétition et l'audition s'inscrivent naturellement dans la vie du danseur, et en découlent les hauts et les bas de la présentation publique.

In the Studio | En Studio

Founding Editor Megan Andrews’ long-form interviews and photo essays with some of her favourite Canadian dance artists.

 
In the Studio | En Studio

Susie Burpee: The Contours of Character

By Megan Andrews

Susie Burpee creates “fully human characters, struggling for connection” (The Toronto Star).

Undercurrents | Courant Continu

Founding Editor Megan Andrews’ interviews with some key players on the scene.

Photo of Lynda G
 
Undercurrents | Courant Continu

Lynda Gaudreau

By Megan Andrews

Lynda Gaudreau is a choreographer and artistic director of Compagnie de Brune in Montréal.

Feet First

All things feet: facts, photos, videos and more, yours AND ours.

 
Feet First

Father's Day Foot Love

Foot love goes a long way this Father’s Day.

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