Kaija Pepper


Kaija Pepper writes for several publications, including The Globe and Mail. The Man Next Door Dances: The Art of Peter Bingham, her third dance history book, was a finalist for the 2008 City of Vancouver Book Award. She enjoys teaching writing at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts. | Kaija Pepper [rédactrice invitée, rédactrice adjointe des critiques] écrit pour plusieurs publications, y compris The Globe and Mail. The Man Next Door Dances: The Art of Peter Bingham, son troisième livre d’histoire de danse, a été finaliste pour le prix du livre 2008 de la Ville de Vancouver. Elle aime bien enseigner la rédaction à la School for the Contemporary Arts de l’Université Simon Fraser. 

Kaija Pepper's Work


Ballet’s Evolving Story of Style and Presence 

By Kaija Pepper 25th Anniversary Celebration Ballet British Columbia

New dances set to new music: the quartet of commissions celebrating Ballet British Columbia’s twenty-fifth anniversary were very contemporary in their restless explorations of the body in theatrical motion.


A Fine Introspection 

By Kaija Pepper “dusk” Joe Laughlin

At what point is surrender a sign of wisdom and not defeat?


The Radical Hello 

By Kaija Pepper “relay” Ame Henderson

It’s surprising how many times I’ve stumbled into a theatre, ready to relax in the dark, only to discover there are no seats, no stage, just an egalitarian space the audience shares with the dancers.

The Evolution of the Pointe Shoe

From La Sylphide to Amelia By Kaija Pepper


By Megan Andrews, Kaija Pepper

Pursuing the Impossible

Multiple Perspectives

By Julie Houle Cezer, Kaija Pepper, Brittany Duggan

Selections from the Canada Dance Festival 2010, Ottawa (Fragments – Volume I by Sylvain Émard Danse, reviewed by Julie Houle Cezar; This by F.A.M. and IZM by Bboyizm, reviewed by Kaija Pepper; SHE CONE HONEY and In Fur Till Spring by Robin Poitras, reviewed by Brittany Duggan; Isolated Incidents by Nova Bhattacharya, reviewed by Brittany Duggan; Ihtsi-pai-tapi-yopa: Essence of Life – Essence by Byron Chief-Moon, reviewed by Brittany Duggan; MaaKeeba, Passage and Mande Variations by COBA, reviewed by Brittany Duggan)

Elusive in a Half-Light

By Kaija Pepper

Vessel by David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen

A Fine Introspection

By Kaija Pepper

dusk by Joe Laughlin

Writer's Statement

By Kaija Pepper


Elusive, in a Half-Light 

By Kaija Pepper “Vessel” Out Innerspace Dance Theatre

Over the last few years, we’ve seen David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen, the duo behind Out Innerspace, dancing on Vancouver stages in works by local choreographers (they’re currently with Wen Wei Dance), and we’ve glimpsed them in their own short pieces.

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