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Baroque Dance at the Vancouver Bach Festival

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

Tethered

Created during Dancers’ Studio West’s Dance Action Lab 2016, Catherine Hayward’s new work Tethered explores a heavy, unifying eternity.

For All People

Culture Shock Toronto bring their style and savvy to Bollywood Monster Mashup, Canada’s largest South Asian Festival.

edifice

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

m/Other

Benjamin Kamino performs with his mother Gabby Kamino in m/Other at this summer’s dance showcase ps: We Are All Here.

Keeping Time

Everybody has a story. If you take the time to ask questions and listen, you might even uncover a piece of dance history. Here is one such gem. Meet Shirley Sommerville.

Armband

Dynamic and hypnotic, Hanna Kiel’s work Armband (2015) is shared here in a series of bite-size excerpts.

Atelier de flamenco avec Juan Carlos Lérida

A video montage filmed by Miguel Medina around on a workshop presented by La Otra Orilla and featuring the flamenco artist Juan Carlos Lérida of Seville, Spain.

Dance at Luminato 2016

Yes Yes Y’all is a Toronto-based collective working to connect the city’s queer and hip hop communities through large dancehall parties. This video features one of said dance parties.

Ottawa GreekFest Flash Mob

Get to the Greek! Summertime festivals all boast food and fun but no one hosts a dance party like this happy group of Mediterraneans at Ottawa GreekFest.

Flesh and a Broken Whisper

Justine Comfort in rehearsal for Flesh and a Broken Whisper by John Ottman, presented as part of Older & Reckless 37: Old & Young and Reckless Together

Sporting Life

Julia Sasso remounts her 1996 work examining society’s love of violence.

Ordinary Rebels

Mocean Dance’s winter mainstage series is a production of premieres by Co-Artistic Director Sara Coffin and Montréal’s Parts+Labour_Danse.

 

Exclusion in Inclusion

Male dancers are in high demand, but at what expense does the dance world seek to encourage their participation? By Carolyn Hebert

There are many current programs and incentives aimed to encourage boys and men to dance, but how do they affect the girls and women with whom the male dancers train and perform? Carolyn Hebert examines the implications of such policies on both male and female dancers, as well as the dance world more broadly. She examines the consequences of the use of gendered language of athleticism as a way to make dance appear more masculine. Using her own research amongst adolescent dancer in a competitive studio, she highlights how costume, choreography and teaching practice often prioritize boys’ experience at the expense of the girls.

Body of Water Project

Three artists, from St. John’s, Calgary and Whitehorse, worked in each other’s communities to consider water, rivers and our collective identities.

Clara's Dream

In celebration of the Christmas season, Clara’s Dream brings Edmonton companies the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and Citie Ballet together with Ukraine’s Virsky and Kyiv Ballet and the Edmonton-based Viter Ukrainian Folk Choir.

Rites

José Navas/Compagnie Flak presented a new solo, Rites, in November. As part of its creation, Navas collaborated with director Arno Faure to create an immersive 3-D viewer-driven video of the sections of Rites.

Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio Celebrates Twenty

Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio celebrates its twentieth anniversary on November 28.

The Big Band Tap Revue Returns

Featuring choreography by tap dancer Allison Toffan, The Big Band Tap Revue returns to the Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre November 28 and 29.

Kilter by Davidson Jaconello

Davidson Jaconello has recently moved from dancing to creating music for dance. This piece, Kilter, was the inspiration for a recent choreographic creation by his friend and collaborator Yukichi Hattori of Alberta Ballet.

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