CCDT Soars in New York City

On October 24, Toronto youth dance company Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) performed José Limon’s The Winged at an international festival in his honour presented as part of the Limón Dance Company’s seventieth anniversary season. CCDT’s dancers were the youngest to perform at the festival, further cementing the connection between the company and Limón’s legacy.


Choreographic Residencies Across The Country

By Denise Solleza, Lee Slinger

A compilation of choreographic residencies available across Canada.

On the Ground

Fresh Baroque

Elizabeth Kalashnikova of Opera Atelier, North America’s premiere period opera and ballet company, answers questions about her training, the joys of baroque dance and the excitement of dancing at the Palace of Versailles, in France.


#futuredancersofcanada - 2015 Photo Contest

During the month of September, we invited our readers, followers, friends and fans to share their back-to-the-studio photos with us using #futuredancersofcanada. Here is a selection of the submissions we received.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Simon "Klassic" Xavier

Simon “Klassic” Xavier is a popper who dances and teaches at Ottawa’s Flava Factory. He is also the dance coordinator for the House of PainT competition. We asked him what he keeps in his bag for competition weekends.

Alterity Problem's Doing My Rounds, Checking Some Rounds

The September/October 2015 print article “Performing and Forming: Choreocinema in the media art of Emily Pelstring” discusses the technology and methods Pelstring used to create Doing My Rounds, Checking Some Rounds. The footage she created was edited together as a music video for Alterity Problem’s (Alex Moskos and Joel Taylor) composition of the same name.


Peggy Baker’s Gallery: Considering land | body | breath at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Peggy Baker Dance Projects By Ben Portis land / body / breath Peggy Baker Dance Projects

In May 2014, Peggy Baker’s land | body | breath was performed in the Thomson Collection galleries of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Reviewer Ben Portis contextualizes the work, by considering Baker’s extensive performance history at the gallery.

Zach Galifianakis choreographs Kevin Drew's new music video

Canadians Kevin Drew, Feist and Samir Rehem collaborated with Zach Galifianakis and comedy website Funny or Die to create Drew’s music video for You in Your Were.


Blinded by the light

Porno Death Cult By Sarah Todd Porno Death Cult

Porno Death Cult is Tara Cheyenne Performance (TCP)’s fifth full-length work. In an age when research-oriented, formalist movement experimentation is de rigueur in contemporary dance, TCP’s commitment to cross-disciplinary, character-driven performance via narrative and persona is refreshing.

Motion Studio

Welcome to Motion Studio and midnight in Chinatown

By Sarah Todd

Welcome to Motion Studio, a monthly column from Vancouver written by The Dance Current’s online regional editor.

Stampede Flash Mob

Earlier this summer, Calgary’s stampede celebrated its 100th birthday.

Great Northern Arts Festival

Earlier this month, the 25th Anniversary of the Great Northern Arts Festival passed.

Of A Monstrous Child

This past May Of A Monstrous Child: a gaga musical hit the stage at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto.

Le Grand Continental

Le Grand Continental is part of the 2013 Canada Dance Festival. The work involves over 120 dancers in the Ottawa Area.

2013 Contact Dance International Film Festival

The Contact Dance International Film Festival will be taking place on June 12th-13th this year in Toronto.

David Cooper Workshop

This Sunday, June 2nd, David Cooper is offering a dance photography workshop in Vancouver.

Bollywood Dance Canada

Bollywood Dance Canada is now accepting submissions for its upcoming competition on August 10th, featuring top Canadian and American teams.

Flight Distance III: Chain Suite

Tangente in Montréal presents the mixed program Danse X, running May 17th though 19th and featuring works by Helen Simoneau (Montréal), Teita Iwabuchi & Kaori Seki (Japan) and Su Hyun Kim (South Korea).

Assemblée Internationale 2013

From April 28th through May 4th, Assemblée Internationale 2013 welcomed students and artistic staff from eighteen international professional ballet schools to Canada's National Ballet School (NBS).

Real Smooth Moves

McDonalds Canada presents a series of five videos featuring "real smooth moves" to pair with their McCafé fruit smoothies.