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Brittany Duggan

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Brittany Duggan made the connection between dance and journalism during her first year at York University in 2005. She volunteered as The Dance Current’s first intern and soaked up years of mentorship from the many brilliant women who have graced this magazine’s masthead. Her involvement in Canada’s professional dance community drove her desire to expand her storytelling skills and she completed the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism last year. Duggan is currently a Vancouver-based freelance journalist and podcast producer.

She was The Dance Current’s Online Editor from June 2015 through December 2016, Managing Editor from 2014 through 2015, Production and Office Manager 2011 through 2013 and has been involved with the organization through various internships and as a writer since 2005.

Duggan graduated from York University’s BFA Program in Dance in 2009 and has since collaborated with a number of independent dance artists including Kate Hilliard, Susan Cash, Tracey Norman, Susan Kendal, Krista Posyniak, Jenny-Anne McCowan and Aviva Fleising. Choreographic credits include she.d (2014), a solo with cellist Kailyn Winick, works for the McMaster University Dance Company, Scienceography (2011) for Toronto’s Fringe Festival, Mayfly (2011) for The Creative Republic and mountain girl (2010). 

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Brittany Duggan's Work

Burnwater: Alchemy

East Coast artists make an interdisciplinary connection between the art of the moving body and that of blacksmith work in Burnwater: Alchemy.

 
On the Ground

North through South

By Brittany Duggan

Filmmaker Nettie Wild invites different artistic disciplines to interpret key characters from her latest documentary, KONELĪNE:our land beautiful.

Mind the Gap

By Brittany Duggan

For many dancers in Canada, there’s a disconnect between training and the professional world. Melanie Kloetzel and Amber Funk Barton discuss the next generation of creative independent dance artists.

 

Ballet BC Rehearsal Director Sylvain Senez Retires

By Brittany Duggan

In a phone interview with The Dance Current, Ballet BC’s longtime rehearsal director, Sylvain Senez, reflects on his time with the company, how dance has changed in the past thirty-five years, and what he’s got planned next.

 

Renaissance Reimagined

Ballet Kelowna By Brittany Duggan Renaissance

Renaissance is an evening of contemporary ballet and contemporary music inspired by the music of Renaissance masters, a mixed program between Ballet Kelowna and Toronto’s Continuum Contemporary Music.

 

Lucilla Munaretto Returns to the Stage

By Brittany Duggan

Coastal City Ballet dancer Lucila Munaretto, the twenty-one-year-old who was in a near-fatal rollerblading accident last summer, makes a comeback with a character role in new Swan Lake.

 

Exchanging Gaze

Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard at PuSh By Brittany Duggan Relative Collider

Relative Collider by New York- and Paris-based Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard of Paris begins quietly and doesn’t stray far from the casual and meticulous vibe it sets up. What this seemingly simple work lacked in dynamism, it gained in space to receive and absorb imagery and connections between the dancers, Godard and the open space.

 

Performing Arts Exemptions Around Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers

The Canadian Dance Assembly recently shared with its membership that the Government of Canada has announced the creation of a new Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption category for the performing arts disciplines of dance, opera, orchestra and live theatre. The exemption takes effect February 17.

 

Rock Dance Returns

The Holy Body Tattoo and Godspeed You! Black Emperor at PuSh By Brittany Duggan monumental

monumental by The Holy Body Tattoo was a major highlight at this year’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. It grapples with contemporary themes such as the anxiety of urban life – modern society’s persisting anxiety – and an increasing interaction and dependence with technology. And though not narrative, the social and political threads root the work, making it relevant and relatable.

 

Alberta Ballet Ensures More Children See The Nutcracker

Alberta Ballet removed one major hurdle for kids wanting to see The Nutcracker this season: the price of a ticket.

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