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Tessa Perkins Deneault

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Tessa Perkins Deneault is an arts journalist and freelance writer based in Surrey, British Columbia. An alumna and staff member of Simon Fraser University, she has contributed to publications including Dance International and the Dance Collection Danse magazine. Writings about all things arts can be found on her website, Centre Stage.

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Tessa Perkins Deneault's Work

An Artist Awakened

By Tessa Perkins Deneault

Yvonne Chartrand first saw a dance performance when she was twenty-four years old. Now, she is the artistic director of V’ni Dansi, a Canadian dance company that teaches and performs Métis and contemporary dance.

 

Dance Interventions

Talking with two teachers who work with Parkinson’s patients By Tessa Perkins Deneault

Tessa Perkins Deneault speaks with Megan Walker Straight and Trina Frometa, two Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (Dance for PD) instructors, about the power of dance in alleviating symptoms, inspiring joy and providing hope.

Dance Interventions

By Tessa Perkins Deneault

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (Dance for PD) emerged in New York City in 2001 as a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group and grew into a worldwide program. Tessa Perkins Denault spoke with two Dance for PD instructors, Megan Walker Straight and Trina Frometa, to talk about the work they’re doing in Vancouver to alleviate symptoms and inspire joy.

 

Where Are All the Women?

In an industry where women outnumber men, ballet still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality By Tessa Perkins Deneault

In an industry where women outnumber men, ballet still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality. Take a look into the state of gender parity and representation in Canadian ballet.

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