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Political Bodies

Public protest on the land now called Canada often disrupts the rhythms of everyday life. Dance, when used in and as protest, entails the work of remembrance and caring for difficult histories, memories and stories. Elan Marchinko explores four performative works that engage in protest: The Holomodor Project, Meridian, Bearing and Blackout. Included are Rodney Diverlus’s choreographer’s notes. By Elan Marchinko, Rodney Diverlus

Review

Humanity Adrift

A painting come to life, Le cri des méduses dramatizes humanity at its most fractured and desperate. By Dylan Schoenmakers

Column

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

In Orpheus Alive, the audience members are gods; we’re pulled into the story and cast as divine judges in the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. By Leah Borts-Kuperman

News

Fifty Years of Swan Lake

Karen Kain to retire as artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada

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

Win Four Tickets to Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' Juliet + Romeo: Sponsored by FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Enter to win four tickets to Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ (DJD) reimagining, and highly anticipated one-night performance, of Juliet + Romeo at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario on November 14th at 7:30 pm. Contest closes at midnight on November 10, 2019.

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

Repetition is a Form of Change

In her latest work, choreographer Andrea Peña uses “sameness,” or repetition, as a catalyst for change, highlighting the transformative nature of the body as it oscillates between a site of resilience and vulnerability. By Helen Simard

News

Time to Exhale

After twenty-four years, Greta Hodgkinson will be retiring from her role as a principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada.

Feature

All that Glitters...

Dance competitions in Canada are becoming more and more popular, but what values are associated with this world? Grace Wells-Smith sat down with Jennalee Desjardins and Sean Boutilier, who initially appear to be on opposing sides of this debate. By Grace Wells-Smith

Column

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

The National Ballet of Canada offers a glimpse of both ballet’s past and promising future in the company premiere of George Balanchine’s Chaconne, paired with the world premiere of Robert Binet’s Orpheus Alive. By Rebecca Flemister

Gallery

Transform Yourself

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

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