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Following the Unknown

By Michael Lake

Prior to the debut of her new work, Wild Within, Sara Coffin talks to writer Michael Lake about the creation process.

 
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Voting 101

By Kate Cornell

Everything you need to know about voting this October and why it matters for the arts sector.

 
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Where Dance Meets Opera

What is it like for dance artists who work in operatic productions? The Dance Current talks to Tyler Gledhill about his experiences.

 
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Hands On

By Anne Dion

What if our first impression of someone was through touch alone? Dance-filmmaker Marites Carino has put aside her camera in order to answer that question. Her newest project, HANDSHACK, is an interactive installation that sets up a blind “hand date” between strangers, a handshake turned improvised pas de deux.

 
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Brought to Life

By Anne Dion

This October, Alberta Ballet is bringing a legend to life with their production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Preparing for his first horror ballet, Jean Grand-Maître spoke to The Dance Current about honing the details of the production.

 
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Slicing Through Identities

By Philip Szporer

Discussing her newest creation, CUTLASS SPRING, Dana Michel speaks about the inspiration behind her experimental and intimate exploration of sexuality within identity.

 
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Redefining Recital

By Ileanna Cheladyn

Artemis Gordon, artistic director of the Arts Umbrella dance program, ensures that this school’s season finale will be anything but tedious. Performance is a tool of edification and experience, and what Gordon values is deeper than showmanship.

 
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Closing Act

By Grace Wells-Smith

The Dance Current caught up with Xiao Nan Yu on the eve of her retirement from her tenure at the National Ballet of Canada.

 
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Heading South

By Grace Wells-Smith

Working in the United States requires patience, planning and help.

 
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Nurturing Impulse

By Rachel Silver Maddock

Jennifer Mascall talks about the role of improvisation in her career as both a performer and choreographer and reflects on her recent two-week improvisation workshop.

 
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Competition Becomes Celebration

By Erin Baldwin

In many ways, The Erik Bruhn Prize does away with the cutthroat atmosphere of competition and becomes more like a showcase for burgeoning young dancers, contemporary choreography and some of the finest pas de deux in the classical repertoire.

 
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Getting Involved at the Federal Level

By Kate Cornell

Why should the dance community care about politics? Kate Cornell writes about why it’s important for dance artists to get involved and offers tips on how to convincingly speak to politicians.

 
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She's Got the "Taksu"

Firda Wijaya teaches and performs Indonesian folk dance in Vancouver. The Dance Current published a profile on Wijaya in our January/February 2019 issue. Here is the full conversation.

 
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Holding Up the Mirror

By Nicole Decsey

Jeroboam Bozeman reflects on his time auditioning for the Ailey Company, belief in himself and performing in Canada.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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Taking the Time

By Emilie Durville

Sit in on a conversation with Emilie Durville and Alysa Pires before Pires presents her work MAMBO at Toronto’s Fall for Dance North Festival.

 
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A Space to Ask Hard Questions

By Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson

Created by adelheid Artistic Director Heidi Strauss, re·research is a program that provides emerging dance artists with space, time and infrastructure to explore non-product-oriented creation and process.

 
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Choose Your Own Adventure

By Elise Tigges

During a week-long festival at Toronto’s Harbourfront, an exciting schedule brought unique performances from around the world. Through dance, music, theatre and puppetry, children were exposed to stories and cultures, from right here at home to as far away as Australia and Norway.

 
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TV's Tough Competitors

By Elise Tigges

Jenalyn Saraza-Pacheco and Luka Milacic-Perusina are a Toronto-based cabaret ballroom couple who are set to wow the audience in season two of World of Dance, a competitive dance TV series that airs on NBC (and CTV in Canada). After being cut in season one, they’re back and excited to challenge themselves.

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