Mary Theresa Kelly


Mary Theresa Kelly grew up in Scarborough and lives in Vancouver. She completed a Master’s degree in communications studies at the University of Calgary and now works as a freelance writer and research consultant. | Mary Theresa Kelly [rédactrice invitée] a grandi à Scarborough et habite à Vancouver. Elle a une maîtrise en communications de l’Université de Calgary et travaille actuellement comme rédactrice pigiste et conseillère en recherche. 

Mary Theresa Kelly's Work

Ecological Discourses

bodies in the web of life By Mary Theresa Kelly, Megan Andrews

Climate change, the environmental crisis. How do social discourses and philosophical approaches to ecology reflect the ways in which we relate to the body? How do dancers, choreographers and movement practitioners engage with these concerns?

Seedpod in the Postmodern Wind

By Mary Theresa Kelly

Provincial Essays by Lola MacLaughlin, Lola Dance: Vancouver: May 3-5 & 8-10, 2007


Seedpod in the Postmodern Wind  

By Mary Theresa Kelly “Provincial Essays” Lola Dance, Lola MacLaughlin

Lola Dance delivers visceral movement spliced with intellectual themes that evolve through the use of postmodern techniques: reflexivity, parody, recursive structure (e.g. it’s a loop) and self-referential narrative.  


Rhythmic Attraction 

By Mary Theresa Kelly “Magnetic Consequences” Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

The cool kids from Calgary are in town. They groove, they jump, they rock and they bop; they funk it up, and work it out. Best of all they feel the blues, and they transmit that love of rhythm and blues in every eighth note.  

Rhythmic Attraction

By Mary Theresa Kelly

Magnetic Consequences by Decidedly Jazz Danceworks: New Westminister, BC: April 1, 2007


Different Lenses, Different Views 

By Imogen Whyte , Mary Theresa Kelly Dancing on the Edge Festival 2006  Dancing on the Edge Festival

This year audiences strayed far and wide at Vancouver’s Dancing on the Edge Festival, where the action drifted beyond the festival’s usual haven, that beloved brick building known as the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver’s downtown eastside.  

Jai Govinda

crossing boundaries By Mary Theresa Kelly

How did Jai Govinda, a white, French-Canadian ballet dancer come to be a master teacher and performer of bharatanatyam, one of many Indian classic dance forms?

An Intimate Cyclone

Anne Cooper & Jennifer Clarke By Imogen Whyte , Mary Theresa Kelly

In a small café bar in downtown Vancouver, dancers Anne Cooper and Jennifer Clarke improvise to the sounds of live trumpet and guitar. Writers Imogen Whyte and Mary Kelly are in the audience. Afterward, the four of them discuss the performance.


What we said about she said By Imogen Whyte , Mary Theresa Kelly

She said, a new work by Vancouver choreographer Alvin Tolentino for his company Erasga, explores the feminine in a layered, multimedia context. Writers Imogen Whyte and Mary Kelly immersed themselves in the work, absorbing and questioning its meaning(s). Here, they reflect and discuss their experience with interjections and responses from Tolentino.


TRIALOGUE: Tap Dancing Swans and Other Signs of Intelligent Life 

By Imogen Whyte , Mary Theresa Kelly Uncollected Work Crystal Pite, Kidd Pivot

Crystal Pite’s new show Uncollected Work, by Pite’s recently formed modern dance company Kidd Pivot, is presented in two parts and bravely adopts the notion of the creative process as thematic material.

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