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The Coming Silence Is a Wild Ride

A performance centred on extinction, The Coming Silence interprets humanity’s place in the wilderness of today. By Jenna Shummoogum

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The Definition of Sexy

Ruthe Ordare demonstrates how burlesque can help cultivate strong, healthy communities and rematriate the sexuality of Indigenous women. By Robyn Grant-Moran

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The Dance Centre’s Latest Show in the Discover Dance! Series Is a Flamenco Smorgasbord

There’s much to admire in this short half-hour performance. Kasandra “La China”’s love for the art form shines through clearly, and her captivating performance pulls off what every showcase should do: it leaves you wanting more. By Joshua Chong

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Writing With a Sharp Pencil

As a part of our series Dance Criticism: Perceptions, challenges and the future, Grace Wells-Smith speaks to four Canadian dance critics about how dance criticism fits into the current fold. By Grace Wells-Smith

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KNOW the RULES, WIN the GAME Is a Clever Look at the Artist in Politics

Kunji Ikeda presents “the artist” as vulnerable though essential to the state in his work KNOW the RULES, WIN the GAME. By Rachel Silver Maddock

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CoLABenDirect

A new video app will launch this month, with the goal of freeing artists from their dependence on grant funding for travel. By Anne Dion

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Propeller Dance Brings Vibrant Joy to Our Living Rooms for Earth Day 2021

Stepping into Propeller Dance’s two-hour live and interactive virtual Earth Day celebration was like being welcomed into a warm and vibrant community. By Patricia Allison

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The Career Chronicles

The financial realities of working in dance mean that artists often need to find other work to boost their income. Emily Pettet speaks to artists who are working in other industries alongside dance in order to find out how their jobs come together to inspire them. By Emily Pettet

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Belinda McGuire’s ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Dancefilm Invigorates a Challenged Art Form

User control is a constitutive feature of electronic gaming but foreign to contemporary dance, making this project by the Canadian-born, New York-based indie dance artist Belinda McGuire genuinely innovative. By Deirdre Kelly

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Orange Is a Mesmerizing Duet on Human Connection

Joshua Chong reviews Plastic Orchid Factory’s production of Orange, an aching but welcome antidote in this era of physical distancing. By Joshua Chong

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Advertisement: Summer Dance Directory

A directory of Canadian and U.S. dance programs scheduled to take place in Summer 2021.

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Just What the Therapist Ordered

When Gina Fernandez was learning the most effective movements in targeting Parkinson’s disease, she noticed the similarities between them and bhangra and Bollywood. When she implemented them into her boxing classes, the clinical results amazed her. By Gina Fernandez

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