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Nerves And Thrills: A Q & A with Crystal Pite

The Dance Current speaks with Pite about Body and Soul, watching dance meant for the stage on a screen and the “slight sense of terror” that comes with choreographing. Body and Soul will stream for Canadians from Feb. 17 through 23. By Grace Wells-Smith

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Made in BC Celebrates 15 Years With an Interactive Virtual History

The website shows dance hoops, a sweatshirt, a soup can and a hodgepodge of other items tumbling from the trunk of a hatchback on a B.C. highway. Click on any one of them and you’ll be whisked into a story about a dance artist who has toured the province through Made in BC – Dance on Tour or one of the community programs it has supported.

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Confined by the Calendar

Even in “normal” circumstances, IBPOCs follow a largely Eurocentric calendar that primarily recognizes Eurocentric festivals and holidays. Because of how this calendar dictates time off, making the time to travel and train can be nearly impossible for dance artists who can only train in their home countries. By Samyuktha Punthambekar

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Sweet As Sugarplum

Brannavy Jeyasundaram reviews Goh Ballet’s film version of a holiday classic By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

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Adding Colour to Dance Health

Dr. Blessyl Buan created the BIPOC Dance Health Directory in order to address the lack of representation she saw in dance health. By Dr. Blessyl Buan

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Dorotea Saykaly Receives the First Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award at Ballet BC

While some may associate the term ‘emerging’ with ‘new’ or ‘novice’, Saykaly likes it for its evocation of continuous learning.

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The Chaos of Possibility

Jesuino examines Queerness, liveness and failure in his work, Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash. The work asks what might emerge if we embrace failure and collapse. By Jillian Groening

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Honing Resiliency

Lee Slinger speaks to students and instructors about how dance educators can encourage resilience in a generation of students. By Lee Slinger

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Why I Left Toronto

Punthambekar describes her experiences in Toronto dance communities and why she decided to leave. By Samyuktha Punthambekar

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Five Strategies for Hands-Off Teaching

Scotty Mac provides tips for teachers unable to make physical adjustments to their students By Scotty Mac

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Embodied Geographies

Making Love With the Land is a welcome moment of grounding within the dizzying cacophony of virtual performance events. While digital spaces course with emergent methods through which to experience temporal arts practices, the conversational sequencing of Making Love With the Land evokes a rhythmic embrace that is further supported by the warm timbre of Joshua Whitehead’s voice. By Jillian Groening

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