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Emma Kerson

Staff Writer

Emma Kerson is a graduate of Dalhousie University (BA Honours English) and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She is now a Toronto-based dance artist. Emma was an editorial intern from 2011-2012. 

Emma Kerson's Work

 
On the Ground

Open Arms

By Emma Kerson

In her new work White Elephant, Marie Lambin-Gagnon explores awareness, presence and acceptance, as five performers navigate a world of bubble wrap and play with the fragility of memory.

Movers

Walking the walk By Emma Kerson

An active member of the Vancouver street dance scene, Rina Pellerin is all about growing the waacking and hustle community.

Laura Avery, Hayley Rose Gawthrop and Roxanne Nesbitt in McInnes's ree-wahyld / Photo by Sophia Wolfe
 
On the Ground

Yielding Mindful Footprints: Q & A with Kelly McInnes

By Emma Kerson

Vancouver-based artist Kelly McInnes creates socio-political dance that asks big questions.

 

Honouring Dance in Canada

On Sunday, March 25, the Encore! Dance Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at The Globe and Mail Centre, hosted by CBC journalist Laurie Brown.

Movers

Every Dance Tells a Story By Emma Kerson

Justin Many Fingers’ contribution to Blackfoot culture

Movers

Yielding Mindful Footprints By Emma Kerson

Kelly McInnes

Flashback Friday

This video from the 2013 Polaris Music Prize features hoop dancer and pow wow fit instructor James Jones playing with a mix of b-boy and traditional movement.

From Our Archives

Calgary's Fertile Soil By Emma Kerson

Dancers’ Studio West’s adaptive landscape

 

Reel to Real

By Emma Kerson

Championing a multi-generational group in a multitude of artistic genres, Xtraordinary TO Dances (XTOD) is a ten-year dream come to life for Kaeja d’Dance’s artistic directors, Karen and Allen Kaeja.

Check It Out

From the Scottish Highlands to Cape Breton Island By Emma Kerson

A new book on Gaelic step dancing in Canada

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