Susan Kendal


Susan Kendal teaches in the Young Dancers’ Program at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She choreographs and costumes as Pocket Alchemy and is on the board of Kemi Contemporary Dance Projects. 

Susan Kendal's Work


Inherited Nature 

By Susan Kendal “inherencies and other disorders” Darryl Tracy

Cowboys and superheroes; glam, a wagon and a lot of fans; straight up contemporary dance.


Time and Again 

By Brittany Duggan, Susan Kendal “this time” Heidi Strauss

Brittany Duggan and Susan Kendal exchange in a dialogue review of Heidi Strauss’ this time .

Le Groupe Dance Lab to close

After 43 years, one of Canada's oldest dance companies will close. The board of directors of Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa announc...

Short Waves

By Susan Kendal, Christa Lochead, Amy Bowring, Alana Gerecke

Le Groupe Dance Lab to close; Developments at Ballet BC [Emily Molnar to be Artistic Director]; Pearl Remounts Earle’s Sacra Conversazione; Pina Bausch 1940-2009 and Merce Cunningham 1919-2009

Benoît Lachambre

Mining Somatic Consciousness By Susan Kendal

Benoît Lachambre and his collaborators mine bodily experience and sense perception to create interdisciplinary performance. Currently, Lachambre is working on two new projects, which will premiere this season: a duet, Is you me, for himself and Montréal-based dance artist Louise Lecavalier, and Body Scan, a group work created in collaboration with Vancouver’s Lee Su-Feh for six dancers, including he and Lee.

Short Waves

By Susan Kendal

Fernand Nault 1920-2006; Yvan Saintonage 1945-2006; Children’s Fitness Tax Credit guidelines released; CanDance announces 2006/07 Creation Fund recipients [Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg; Martin Bélanger; Pierre-Paul Savoie]; Karine Ledoyen wins Québec prize; ESBCM dancers invited to the Monaco Dance Forum; Quick Currents [Christopher House; Arts Day at Queen’s Park; Eryn Dace Trudell; Lynda Gaudreau; Harbourfront Centre Theatre]

Kathy Casey

Incubating Creativity By Susan Kendal

“I think in the past I was seeing the company as a kind of showcase for the marvellous choreographers we were finding from here and afar, and now … it’s more of an incubation place,” says Montréal Danse artistic director Kathy Casey. In her role, Casey focusses on facilitating choreographers’ creative investigations.

Roberto Campanella

For the Art of Dance By Susan Kendal

Roberto Campanella established the Toronto-based contemporary ballet company ProArteDanza in 2004; however, he hands the credit for founding the organization to his wife, Joanna Ivey. In fact, she’s the reason he left Italy for Canada in the first place.

Short Waves

By Susan Kendal

Studio 303 suspends spring season; Evelyn Hart receives Order of Manitoba; David Brian Morrison 1960-2007; Susan Lee leaves Series 8:08; Vinok Worldance welcomes dancers from Europe; Canada Council for the Arts celebrates fifty years; Quick Currents [Canada’s National Ballet School’s Jarvis Street Campus; Sharon Moore; Kinetic Studio; Compagnie Marie Chouinard]

Short Waves

By Susan Kendal

Canada Council announces funding disbursement; TIDF in serious financial trouble; Update on Foreign Affairs Funds; RWB dancers win Gemini Award; Recent awards in dance [Santee Smith; Peter Chin]; Quick Currents [Alberta Ballet; Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal; Sarah Chase; Louise Lecavalier; Dave St. Pierre; Chan Hon Goh; Bernard Sauvé; Canada Council]

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