Anne Dion

Online & Assistant Editor

Anne Dion is The Dance Current’s online & assistant editor. Having joined the editorial team in 2019 as an intern, she now manages the publishing of online content, oversees social media platforms and assists with print editorial functions. Dion worked as poetry editor for the Ryerson University publication, White Wall Review from 2018 to 2019. She earned her BA in cultural studies and world cinema from McGill University in 2017, and her MA in modern literature from Ryerson University in 2019, where she earned the highest GPA in her graduating class and won the award for best performance at a practicum placement.

Anne Dion's Work

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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.


Splintering History By Anne Dion

Shale Wagman

On the Ground

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.

On the Ground

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.


A legend reborn By Anne Dion

Some say that, with Frankenstein, Mary Shelley created the first myth since the ancient Greeks. The legendary tale has been reproduced ad infinitum, but the Alberta Ballet’s upcoming production will be something we’ve never seen before: a Frankenstein set in modern day.


Reaching Out By Anne Dion

The interactive installation that’s shaking up the handshake


Chasing imagination By Anne Dion

Daria Mikhaylyuk