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Fearless Physicality

Professional wrestlers are athletes, performers, actors, dancers, gymnasts and comedians, and their sport has more in common with a ballet than with an episode of reality TV. Take a deeper look at the astonishing athleticism and theatricality within the world of pro wrestling. By Deanne Kearney

Review

That Sweet Spot Between Gallery and Stage

Across four evenings this June, VIVO presented Tender Engine, a performance-installation piece co-choreographed by Alexa Mardon and Erika Mitsuhashi. The artists have been in research for over a year through residencies in Vancouver and Halifax, during which they investigated four areas: technology, language, storytelling and “performative expertise.” By Rachel Silver Maddock

Column

On the Ground

What if our first impression of someone was through touch alone? Dance-filmmaker Marites Carino has put aside her camera in order to answer that question. Her newest project, HANDSHACK, is an interactive installation that sets up a blind “hand date” between strangers, a handshake turned improvised pas de deux. By Anne Dion

News

CADA/West Pilots a Childcare Costs Initiative

The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists/West Chapter (CADA/West) has announced a new Childcare Subsidy Pilot Program to help dancers offset childcare costs.

Video

A Quiet Flamenco

Jane Ogilvie / a quiet flamenco
 

A Quiet Flamenco is a series of short films shot and edited by Rosanna Terracciano, an independent flamenco artist based in Calgary whose goal is to expose the “vulnerable, introverted and muted” aspects of flamenco dance.

Contest

Summer Newsstand Contest

Win a two-year individual subscription to The Dance Current when you find and take a picture of the July/August 2019 issue at a newsstand across Canada.

Video

For a While

Directed by Jenna Borisevich, For a While was shot in a dance studio on 16mm. It tells a story of unrequited love through dance: a couple shares in a fantasy, but only for a moment.

Review

An Electric Bolt of Messy

Helen Simard explores the life and work of music icon Iggy Pop in her newest creation called Requiem Pop, which tackles the notions of hero worship, fandom and the cultural icons we don’t know but love. The work unleashes an electric bolt of messy, self-destructive Iggy chaos onto the stage. By Philip Szporer

News

A Welcome Resistance

For the first time in the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s eighty-five-year history, Indigenous Arts will be programmed continuously throughout the calendar year.

Feature

Myth-Busting

The Dance Current asked artists to share the misconceptions and assumptions surrounding the style(s) and genre(s) they work in and what they wish people knew about their practice.

Column

On the Ground

This October, Alberta Ballet is bringing a legend to life with their production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Preparing for his first horror ballet, Jean Grand-Maître spoke to The Dance Current about honing the details of the production. By Anne Dion

Gallery

Transform Yourself

One of Montréal’s most eagerly anticipated dance intensives, directed by Lisa Davies.

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