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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.

 
Provocations

Choreographing Conversations

By Lee Su-Feh

Lee Su-Feh talks about unpacking what we carry in our bodies and understanding time and space in order to make the simplest of dances

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

Open Arms

By Emma Kerson

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.

Student Reporter Project 2015/16

Perspectives from dance students nation-wide. Mentor/Editor Megan Andrews, Production Intern Marissa Trarback.

 
Student Reporter Project 2015/16

Contact: This is an Experiment

By Emma Cullen

Thanks to western media and reality TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars and Dance Moms, there is a false impression around dance culture nowadays.

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 Megan Andrews. (Formerly Emerging Dance Critics)

 

 
Artists of the Ballet in Cacti / Photo by Edwin Luk
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

From Dream to Abstraction

By Taylor Long

At first glance, they aren’t very suitable neighbours. The National Ballet of Canada closed their 2017/2018 season with a mixed program of ballets including the Canadian premiere of recent Tony Award-winner Justin Peck’s Paz de la Jolla.

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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