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Confluences: On the Screen

Real Reality Ballet – The Making of Romeos & Juliets By Moze Mossanen

How do you make a documentary film about the making of a ballet? Better yet, how do you make a ballet film so that a wide television audience will be interested enough to tune in?

 

The Ballerina of the Future

Changes Afoot By Deirdre Kelly

Ballerinas today are healthier than they used to be, as a result of a growing awareness of what the body needs to function at optimum levels of athletic performance.

 

Vienna Diary

By Julie McLachlan

I planned my trip to Vienna not really knowing what to expect at ImpulsTanz. All I knew was that this was an incredible chance to push myself outside of my very comfy comfort zone and be thrown into a foreign culture and a new dance community.

 

La B.A.R.N.

Tedd Robinson's Place in the Sun By Chick Snipper

He’s a quiet choreographer and a former zen monk. He’s a physical poet and a spiritual guide to dancers’ creative souls.

 

The Creation of Brute/On Androgyny

Essays from The Choreographer’s Trust By Peggy Baker

What follows are excerpts from Peggy Baker’s writing for the recently launched DVD and booklet series chronicling The Choreographer’s Trust project.

 

Occupy Dance

Artists on the frontlines of a revolutionary moment By MJ Thompson

Participants from diverse Occupy encampments to share their experiences and pictures.

 

Contorting in the Cirque du Soleil

By Lori Henry

I remember being quite impressed in elementary school when I heard that the Cirque du Soleil was Canadian.

 

Canada is a Dance Nation!

International Dance Day and National Dance Week By Nathalie Fave

“Dance has the rare and precious power to unite people of all ages, cultures and religions and has an intrinsic value to Canadian society.”

Understanding a Centre Between Ground and Sky

Reflections on Aikido and Dance By Colleen Snell

Before my first Aikido class began, I sat in seiza, my lower legs bent beneath me. I felt vulnerable and uncertain.

What Do Dancers Know?

On life, movement and brain elasticity By Sheila Heti

Several years ago, I performed in a ballet. I played the part of the “non-dancer”, although I danced.

The "Culture War" | La « guerre culturelle »

Tools for artists and arts lovers | Outils pour les artistes et les amoureux des arts By Louis Laberge Coté

“War” has been declared in Canada. | La « guerre » est déclarée au Canada.

An Ambitious Course

Master Plan for Dance in Québec By Philip Szporer

In a policy document spanning 134 pages, Le Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) has launched its Master Plan for Professional Dance in Québec 2011-2021.

Diving into Dance

A Critic's Manifesto By Kaija Pepper

As a critic, I tend not to reflect on my work: I guess I'm too busy pondering the dance I write about.

 

Train of Thought

Candid Reflections from Publisher/Founding Editor Megan Andrews By Megan Andrews

Reflecting on the experience of the past thirteen years creating and running "The Dance Current" is honestly overwhelming.

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