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What would a presenter do?

Compiled by Brittany Duggan and Kathleen Smith

We asked the question to artists and presenters across the country “How could dance presenters or curators better contribute to growing/enriching the Canadian dance milieu?” Collected here is what an articulate and brave few had to say.

 

Randy Glynn on Dancing in the Third Act

By Paula Citron

Paula Citron interviews Randy Glynn about this summer’s Dancing in the Third Act project.

 

An Audience with Lila York

Choreographer of RWB's The Handmaid's Tale By Holly Harris

Celebrated American choreographer Lila York arrived in Winnipeg this fall to stage The Handmaid’s Tale for Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (it opens in Winnipeg on October 16). Holly Harris chatted with her about women’s rights, the challenges of transforming words into movement and what she learned during her twelve-year tenure with Paul Taylor.

 

How do you handle pain?

We asked a handful of practitioners across the country how they deal with, work with and otherwise live with the pain that goes hand-in-hand with a career in dance.

 

Across Oceans

AI13’s Live Streaming Project By Kathleen Smith

Stream, a ballet featuring live streaming, was a highlight of AI13 at Canada’s National Ballet School.

 

Rite Redux

Sacre Celebration at York University By Marie France Forcier

The Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning, a conference hosted by York University, recently took place in Toronto.

 

Knowing Not Knowing

Improvised Choreography in Contemporary Dance By George Stamos

Writer, performer and choreographer George Stamos explores creative approaches that combine set parameters with spontaneous choice.

 

The Projected Body

41st Dance on Camera Festival in New York By Philip Szporer

When the Dance on Camera Festival (DCF) beckons with its annual call for submissions, there’s generally a current of excitement that ripples through the dance-film community. Report by Philip Szporer.

 

Louise Quick on Cabaret, Bob Fosse and life on Broadway

By Moze Mossanen

Bob Fosse cast Louise Quick as a Kit Kat Klub dancer for his movie version of Cabaret in 1971. In the film, she is introduced by the Master of Ceremonies (played by Joel Grey) as ‘Helga’ in the lineup of dancers during the first number, Willkommen.

 

Canadian Arts Coalition's Arts Day on the Hill

By Shannon Litzenberger

Tuesday October 23rd marked the Canadian Arts Coalition’s annual Arts Day on Parliament Hill.

 

The Dancing Chiropractor

By Dr. Blessyl Buan

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be many things. I wanted to be a doctor, a teacher, a mother and, secretly, I wanted to be a professional dancer.

 

The Dance Current Reader Survey Report

Shaping our Organizational Transition By Megan Andrews

A great big thank you to everyone who took our marathon survey in the fall.

 

The Canadian Dance Assembly's Step in Time! Conference

By Kathleen Smith

Mandated to explore two themes - technology and pluralism - the Canadian Dance Assembly’s (CDA) annual conference drew a diverse range of dance practitioners, teachers and thinkers to Ottawa from October 20th through 22nd.

 

Remembering Perreault

By Marc Boivin

It was ten years ago, on December 4th 2002 that Jean-Pierre Perreault passed away. The man, our friend and the artist left us all too soon.

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