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Anne Dion

Assistant/Online Editor

Anne Dion is a Toronto-based writer/editor. With a background in cultural studies and modern literature, Dion brings her passion for communications and publishing with her to The Dance Current. She joined The Dance Current’s team in 2018 through the practicum program at Ryerson University where she completed an MA in modern literature, winning both the Award for Best Practicum and the Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Before moving to Toronto, Dion lived in Montréal where she earned her BA in cultural studies and world cinema from McGill University in 2017. During that time, Dion became the Head Editor of Slate, McGill’s undergraduate film journal, and took on the role of VP Journals, overseeing the operations of all English department publications. Her dance background goes back to her early childhood, with a focus on contemporary and ballet. From 2010 to 2012, she studied contemporary dance under Emma Portner at Leeming Danceworks in Ottawa. Dion was an Editor for PACE Magazine from from 2017-19 and she was the Head Poetry Editor for Toronto’s White Wall Review from 2018-19. Her work has been published in Ottawa Life Magazine, PACE, White Wall Review and of course The Dance Current.  

Anne Dion's Work

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BIPOC Dance Health Directory By Anne Dion

A free online resource for performing artists

 

Sandra Laronde Receives the 2020 Celebration of Cultural Life Award

Presented every two years as part of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Signature Awards, the Celebration of Cultural Life Award recognizes excellence in three Toronto individuals whose work is a celebration of life through the arts.

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@danceprompts By Anne Dion

Guillaume Loslier-Pinard makes a dancefilm a day

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Essays From Made In BC's Creative Residency By Anne Dion

Made in BC: Dance on Tour’s Creative Residency was born in 2019 of the need to explicitly support Canadian BIPOC dance artists. Running from April through November, the residency provided free rehearsal space, mentorship and paid performance opportunities for three local emerging dance artists of colour.

Backstage

Perfect Timing By Anne Dion

Mastering the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

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Dancing After TEN By Anne Dion

A graphic memoir by Vivian Chong

A living room with a blue sofa and colourful pillows
 
On the Ground

A Photographer’s Tips for Filming Dance at Home

By Anne Dion

Winnipeg-based photographer Leif Norman shares his tips for making at-home dance videos look and sound their best during COVID-19 isolation.

Still from Dasgupta's Beyond Moving / Courtesy of Hot Docs
 
On the Ground

From South Africa to Canada, to the Big Screen

By Anne Dion

A 2019 documentary, Beyond Moving, by Vikram Dasgupta, profiles second soloist with the National Ballet, Siphesihle November. The film premiered in Canada as part of the Hot Docs’ Doc Soup series in February 2020.

A dancer stretches / Photo courtesy of City Dance Corps
 

Online Dance Classes Accessible During COVID-19 Isolation

A roundup of online dance classes to keep you moving at home.

Movers

Splintering History By Anne Dion

Shale Wagman

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