logo

Contributor

Rachel Silver Maddock

Former Intern

Find Rachel Silver Maddock On: button

Rachel Silver is an independent dance artist, teacher, and writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has a BA in Visual Culture and Performance Studies from Simon Fraser University’s School for Contemporary Arts. Her professional dance training in commercial and contemporary styles led her to England where she obtained a Diploma in Dance Studies from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2014. In the UK, she apprenticed and toured with both Springs Dance Company and urban-contemporary fusion the REbirth Network. In 2015, she co-choreographed This Thin Place, a collaborative dance show that performed in both Vancouver and Campbell River. Most recently, she performed with Vancouver’s plastic orchid factory in their performance/installation Digital Folk.

Rachel was an intern with The Dance Current between May 2016 through August 2016.  

Rachel Silver Maddock's Work

 

Coast-to-Coast Construction in Dance

The recent and upcoming expansions in infrastructure across the country indicate that the country’s dance scene is healthy and growing and that several arts organizations are moving forward with long-awaited and much-anticipated projects.

HATAW Explores Filipino Folk Dance from a Canadian Perspective

HATAW performs at SummerWorks and Kultura festivals this month.

Baroque Dance at the Vancouver Bach Festival

Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière performs baroque dance at the Vancouver Bach Festival.

 

Edge 2 and 3

Dancing on the Edge 2016 By Rachel Silver Maddock Dancing on the Edge Festival 2016

Kaleido by Tentacle Tribe for OURU Collective, Dialogue by Wen Wei Wang, the neck to fall by Ziyian Kwan and more in this series of capsule reviews.

edifice

Edifice explores notions of solitude and urban space, similar to Craig Chamber’s photo essay Vākənt.

 

Canadian Dance Goes Audio

Radio and Podcasts Take the Stage By Rachel Silver Maddock

Did you know that Canada produces a number of rich listening resources for dancers? Here are some Canadian dance audio highlights for you to tune into.

 

Lindsay Zier-Vogel Appointed Director of the Canadian Society for Dance Studies

The Canadian Society for Dance Studies announced on June 3 in an email to its members that Lindsay Zier-Vogel will replace Samantha Mehra Donaldson as director.

 

Memory, Music and Dance

EDAM presents Induction By Rachel Silver Maddock Induction

Induction presented three new works by local choreographers Amber Funk Barton, Anne Cooper, Tom Shroud and Peter Bingham. As the audience gathered at the warm, intimate EDAM space near the intersection of Main and Broadway, I noticed the casual coziness of the place, worn in by years of dancing and performance.

 

Remembering Geneviève Salbaing

Geneviève Salbaing was a champion of classical and jazz dance in Canada as co-founder of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. She passed away on May 8 at the age of ninety-four.

 

Into the Tao is Full of Street Dance Soul

By Rachel Silver Maddock

Street dance is vibrant and brimming with talent in Vancouver. Into the Tao is a journey into a street dancer’s mind and the psychology of going into a dance battle. In this project, Kim Sato explores the reasons why street dancers put themselves through battles, when it can be incredibly stressful and physically demanding.

LISTINGS THIS WEEK