Kathleen Smith


Kathleen Smith is a Toronto-based filmmaker, producer and writer with a special interest in movement and performance. Kathleen was editor of The Dance Current from July 2011 through April 2014. 

Kathleen Smith's Work

Music + Dance = Performance

Clara Furey likes to mix it up By Kathleen Smith

As at home on the concert stage as she is in the dance studio, Montréal’s multi-talented Clara Furey talks about her collaboration with Benoît Lachambre – the equally uncategorizable Les chutes incandescentes – premiering at the Festival TransAmériques in May.


By Kathleen Smith

Spring Awakening


By Kathleen Smith

Out of the Comfort Zone


Heaven and Technology 

By Kathleen Smith Eight Ways from Mara William Yong, Zata Omm Dance Projects

There are probably more than eight ways to either embrace or avoid Mara, the traditional Buddhist demon of temptation and chaos. William Yong and his company Zata Omm allude to at least that many in a new full-length work about the forces that lead us off the path to enlightenment.  


Cool Complexity 

By Kathleen Smith, Philip Szporer Untitled Édouard Lock, La La La Human Steps

Two reviewers argue about Untitled, the newest work by Édouard Lock and La La La Human Steps here in Toronto.


A Tale (of two) Continued 

By Kathleen Smith Mixed Repertoire 2011 tiger princess dance projects

Great partnerships are often based on interlocking invisible strengths rather than obvious similarities.


Landscape of a Lost Soul 

By Kathleen Smith still here Heidi Strauss

Dance works that transport you completely into someone else’s world are rare.


For Japan 

By Kathleen Smith Dai Don Den 3 Green Tea Collective  

It was with a heightened sense of occasion that a small opening night audience gathered at the Winch to share in the choreographic riches of the third edition of Dai Don Den.  


A Hopeful Message 

By Kathleen Smith Longer Than A Shadow Kemi Contemporary Dance Projects

Is it just me or does anyone else feel that too many dance shows are formally presented before they are quite ready?


By Kathleen Smith

Ballet and Beyond

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