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Dylan Schoenmakers

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Dylan Schoenmakers is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor working in publishing and the arts. He is passionate about cultural industries, and his work experience includes grant writing and strategy, arts reviewing, and outreach and communications, with a focus on contemporary dance and theatre. He’s also a fledgling student in the adult ballet program at Canada’s National Ballet School.

Dylan Schoenmakers' Work

Davida / Photo by Nathalie St-Pierre
 

Dena Davida Inducted as a Member of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

Dena Davida, Montreal-based dance artist, teacher, researcher and curator, has been inducted as a member of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec. Among her many contributions, Davida is renowned for co-founding and leading Tangente, the first dedicated venue for presenting contemporary dance in Quebec, from 1980 to 2019.

 

On the Brink

Can collective action save Dancemakers, one of Canada’s most influential contemporary dance companies? By Dylan Schoenmakers

Dancemakers is one of the oldest dance organizations in Toronto, and the losses associated with its closure are so great that they inspired collective action from many unwilling to accept them as inevitable.

On the Brink

Can collective action save Dancemakers, one of Canada's most influential contemporary dance companies? By Dylan Schoenmakers

Dancemakers is one of the oldest dance organizations in Toronto, and the losses associated with its closure are so great that they inspired collective action from many unwilling to accept them as inevitable.

Creation

You've Got Mail By Dylan Schoenmakers

Co-creators Naishi Wang and Jean Abreu have yet to meet in person.

Dancemakers' theatre / Photo courtesy of Dancemakers
 

Dancemakers, One of Toronto’s Oldest Dance Companies, Is Closing After 46 Years

After 46 years in operation, one of Toronto’s oldest dance companies has announced its closure. Dancemakers will officially end all activities in July 2021, following a final season of programming.

Movers

Taking an empathetic approach to dancemaking By Dylan Schoenmakers

Katie Cassady

Movers

Persisting through an apprenticeship full of obstacles By Dylan Schoenmakers

Tatiana Lerebours

 
On the Ground

Fast Adapting

By Dylan Schoenmakers

Festival Accès Asie (FAA) celebrates it’s twenty-fifth anniversary with a swift pivot due to COVID-19 closures. Dylan Schoenmakers speaks with the FAA team to find out how they managed the organizational shift.

 

A Glitch in Paradise

Zata Omm’s Eden Planted By Dylan Schoenmakers

Dylan Schoenmakers explores dance viewed virtually in his review of Zata Omm’s Eden Planted, now available in video form online.

 

Humanity Adrift

Alan Lake Factori(e)’s Le cri des méduses By Dylan Schoenmakers

A painting come to life, Le cri des méduses dramatizes humanity at its most fractured and desperate.

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