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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

Free to Feel

By Robyn Breen

Robyn Breen talks about the importance of “talking about [mental health] issues openly and honestly and begin the process of caring and healing.”

Dancer's Kitchen

Dancers share their favourite foods and recipes.

 
Dancer's Kitchen

Megha's Creamy Lentils with Rice and Salad

A make-your-own-bowl inspired recipe

On the Ground

In Canadian dance.

 
 
On the Ground

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.

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

Endless Imagination

By Dylan Schoenmakers

The most notable thing about The National Ballet of Canada’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the number of things worth noting.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Everyday Essentials for everyday dancers. 

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Alex Michelle

Pole and aerial performer and co-owner of Vertika Pole Fitness Studio

Healthy Dancer

Tips and info for dancers on the go.

 
Healthy Dancer

Rest to Keep Perspective

By Netta Kornberg

Everyone knows rest is necessary - not least for dancers, whose artistic practice makes physical demands akin to athletes. Yet for many dancers, rest is a stressor.

Writers & Readers

Their words and yours. 

 
 
Writers & Readers

Ecologies of Care

By Andrea Frolic

If you listen to Peggy Baker describe her work move, she’ll tell you the piece is about the experience of giving and receiving care, of being tended to and tending to others.

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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