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Catherine Abes

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Catherine Abes is a Toronto-based journalist covering the intersection of arts and identity, among other things. She’s most interested in longform journalism, integrating empathy into journalism practices and creating meaningful, mutual relationships with sources and communities. She previously worked as editor-in-chief of The Eyeopener, Ryerson’s independent student newspaper, and currently serves as the Ontario board representative for Canadian University Press.

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Travis Knights Wants His Own Table

In the midst of a social reckoning, the renowned Canadian tap dancer challenges audiences to ask themselves, "Who are we to each other?" By Catherine Abes

Travis Knights’ commitment to fostering critical dialogues through dance is clear in his upcoming performance. In October, the renowned Canadian tap dancer will appear in New Monuments, which, in essence, asks: “Whose shoulders does so-called Canada stand on?” Co-produced by Canadian Stage and Luminato Festival Toronto, New Monuments seeks to interrogate Canada’s colonial history and how the country reckons with it. Streaming on CBC Gem on Oct. 15, the performance will also imagine a future world “where racist monuments no longer exist, and where IBPOC art and activism continue to seamlessly intersect,” according to a press release.

 

I Am Pride

Five dance artists from Canada’s vast Queer communities By Catherine Abes, Abeer Khan, KC Hoard, Max Gao, Dhriti Gupta

Curated by Ralph Escamillan, these five profiles demonstrate some of the immensity and variety of Canada’s many Queer communities.

I Am Pride

Five dance artists from Canada’s vast Queer communities By Catherine Abes, Abeer Khan, KC Hoard, Max Gao, Dhriti Gupta

A series of profiles that highlight and celebrate the vastness of Queer communities across the country.

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