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Beginnings are Everywhere

Reflections on the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival By Jane Gabriels

Join Jane Gabriels on her journey to the 2018 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival (CFNDF). Responding to the experience from a place of accompaniment, Gabriels pivots from viewer to witness.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Alex Michelle

Pole and aerial performer and co-owner of Vertika Pole Fitness Studio

 
Dancer's Kitchen

Megha's Creamy Lentils with Rice and Salad

A make-your-own-bowl inspired recipe

 
Healthy Dancer

Rest to Keep Perspective

By Netta Kornberg

Everyone knows rest is necessary - not least for dancers, whose artistic practice makes physical demands akin to athletes. Yet for many dancers, rest is a stressor.

William Yong in his own work Steer, with visual design by Jerome Delapierre / Photo by David Hou
 

Collective Copyright

Navigating authorship within contemporary dance By Lee Slinger

As dance artists navigate projects and performances, they encounter differing ideas of authorship. The evolving relationship between artists and digital media sharing have also shaped how these concepts are understood. Slinger spoke with several contemporary dance artists about their understandings of ownership, authorship and the role of intellectual property in their art-making processes. Slinger also weighs in with Carys Craig, a scholar of intellectual property, who argues that the legal system imposes binaries, such as choreographer/performer or work/performance, on creative work that do not speak to how dance is created, performed and shared.

Stashko in her own work Wound Up: redux, presented by New Music Edmonton
 
Provocations

Broadening Our Sphere

By Kate Stashko

Kate Stashko talks about representation on stage and brainstorms a few simple actions she thinks dance artists, curators, programmers, collaborators and audience members can take to broaden their circles.

 

Remembering Ola Skanks

Ola Skanks, a pioneering figure in Canada’s early modern dance scene as well as in the development of African diasporic dances, passed away August 18, 2018.

 
Dancer's Kitchen

At the Checkout

By Cristina Bucci

Grocery shopping tips for dancers on a budget

 
Provocations

Choreographing Conversations

By Lee Su-Feh

Lee Su-Feh talks about unpacking what we carry in our bodies and understanding time and space in order to make the simplest of dances

Boye / Photo by Alyson Hardwick
 
Provocations

What Can You Do?

By Seika Boye

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

 

Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes

An exhibit curated by Jenn Goodwin exploring the landscape of dance

 
Provocations

Mom Art!

By Jenn Goodwin

Jenn Goodwin talks about the conflicting pushes and pulls of parenting and art making.

 
On the Ground

Strike A Pose

By Jillian Groening

Ralph Escamillan and Gerard X Reyes talk about their work in keeping vogue communities intergenerational.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Alvin Erasga Tolentino

Artistic Director of Co. ERASGA

Laura Avery, Hayley Rose Gawthrop and Roxanne Nesbitt in McInnes's ree-wahyld / Photo by Sophia Wolfe
 
On the Ground

Yielding Mindful Footprints: Q & A with Kelly McInnes

By Emma Kerson

Vancouver-based artist Kelly McInnes creates socio-political dance that asks big questions.

 

Baryshnikov's Ties to Canada

Famed Soviet-American dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov will make a rare return to Toronto to perform in the Canadian premiere of BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV. The Dance Current asked Baryshnikov about his time in Canada and he responded by highlighting his relationships within the ballet community.

Photo courtesy of Ng
 
Dancer's Kitchen

Yvonne's Breakfast

By Yvonne Ng

Purple rice and mango salad

Peter Kelly / Photo by Shakeil Rollock
 
On the Ground

Dancing with Emotion: Q & A with Peter Kelly

By Elise Tigges

Only two years out of the dance program at George Brown College (GBC) in Toronto, Peter Kelly has already found a growing place for himself in the Toronto dance community.

Photo courtesy of Morimoto
 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Sahara Morimoto

Contemporary dance artist and teacher

Tracey Norman with daughter Pearl and students of York University / Photo by Raphael Roter
 
On the Ground

Dancing into Parenthood

By Grace Wells-Smith

Childcare information and ideas for dance artists

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