Seika Boye


Seika Boye is a dance artist, writer and teacher. She has performed and presented work across Canada and was a department editor/writer for The Dance Current (2005-2007) and editorial/archives assistant for Dance Collection Danse Archives and Press/es (2004-2010). She has taught lecture and studio courses at York University and currently teaches Movement for the Actor at The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, U of T, where she is also a PhD candidate.   

Seika Boye's Work

Boye / Photo by Alyson Hardwick

What Can You Do?

By Seika Boye

Seika Boye talks about the untold histories of BIPOC dancers in Canada.


By Kate Stashko, Seika Boye, Lee Su-Feh, Angie Cheng, Ravyn Ariah Wngz, Jenn Goodwin, Olivia C. Davies, Vivek Patel, Robyn Breen, Aimee Dawn Robinson, Gerry Morita

To celebrate our twentieth anniversary, The Dance Current asked dance artists to write about an issue of their choice and offer a call to action. The contributing artists covered everything from consent in contact improvisation, to creativity within a capitalist framework, to dance and motherhood and everything in between.

Short Waves

By Naomi Brand, Catherine Singen, Seika Boye

Round dances used in Idle No More; Historic costume to be restored; Willy Blok Hanson (1914-2012)


Multiple Perspectives

By Seika Boye, Julie Houle Cezer, Brittany Duggan, Kaija Pepper Canada Dance Festival  Canada Dance Festival

“Is You Me” (2007) by Benoît Lachambre,“Fragments – Volume 1” (Premiere) by Sylvain Émard Danse, Pre-Professional Culturally Diverse Training Program Showcase, Street/Stage, Q Dance/Quanz Danse and Guillaume Côté/Zdenek Konvalina, Dancemakers, Sinha Danse/Sampradaya, Naomi Stikeman, Robin Poitras, José Navas / Compagnie Flak “S” and “Villanelle”, Noam Gagnon / Compagnie Vision Selective “The Vision Impure”, Amber Funk/the response. “Status Quo”, “Cabinet”, “Valentina”, Ipsita Nova Dance Projects, Paul-André Fortier, Daniel Mroz, Les Ateliers du Corps, Coyote Arts Percussive Performance Association, Byron Chief Moon and COBA (Collective Of Black Artists) at the 2010 Canada Dance Festival.


First Last Thoughts

On Michael Jackson and Pina Bausch By Seika Boye

When pop icon Michael Jackson and German choreographer Pina Bausch died within five days of one another in late June, my Facebook homepage was suddenly filled with the voices of dancers.

Dance In Iran

Tracing the Elusory Thread By Seika Boye

With desires to westernize and modernize Iran in the early to mid-twentieth century, the secular governments supported both western ballet and traditional Iranian dance companies. Following the Revolution of 1979 that brought the country under conservative Islamic law, public dance performance of all kinds were effectively banned. Today, dance in Iran continues its complex development.

Newspaper Snapshots

From Commission to Condemnation By Seika Boye


By Seika Boye

Stephen White, executive producer for Dance Victoria

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