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Andrea Peña’s 6.58: Manifesto examines the body as a site through which societies create an oppressive system

“Numerous theorists have written about the development of capitalism and the politicization and mechanization of our bodies, yet I don’t think I’ve ever contemplated these concerns in alignment with a dance work,” writes Szporer. By Philip Szporer

News

Party Representatives Debate Bill C-10

On Monday, a week before the federal election, the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and the department of communications of the Université de Montréal co-presented Debate on Culture 2021. The hot topic: Bill C-10.

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MUKUTHÔ Proves That Community Can Be Built Within The Span of One Show

“The way the artists complement each others’ movements and sounds is seamless. Ballistic and bright movements are encouraged by strong percussion, bouncy bass and cheerful shakers and bells. Their trading and improvising is fluid, joyous and free,” writes Mitchell. By Chenise Mitchell

Feature

The Road Out

For someone who has always identified as a “city girl,” Irwin never thought she’d be planting roots in a small community. However, within the first weeks of moving, she writes that she notice her creative drive returning. By Candice Irwin

Column

Soften Up

The chronic fear of catching COVID-19 forges a hypervigilant nervous system that locks the ease of breath and movement. When this is left unchecked, artistry is stalled. By Dr. Blessyl Buan

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Adelheid Dance Projects Opens Affordable Rehearsal Space Amid Toronto's Rising Rental Costs

Following the closure of Toronto dance hub Dovercourt House, Heidi Strauss, artistic director of Adelheid Dance Projects, seeks to fill the gap amid rising rental costs with a newly renovated rehearsal space in Toronto’s west end.

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[Advertisement] Audition Directory

A directory of training program auditions in Canada and the United States in 2022.

Column

Where My Body Belongs

I wonder how many amazing voices, of all sizes, our industry has lost because our obsession with achieving the “dancer body” clouds our understanding of artistry. By Candice Irwin

Feature

Burlesque Gone Digital

Does burlesque become digital sex work on OnlyFans? A conversation made more relevant since the platform just tried banning sexually explicit content. By Emily Latimer

Column

The Winding Staircase to a Safer Place

Tripoli looks at the dance industry from three perspectives: the student, the teacher and the studio director. She surveyed 100 artists (through Instagram) about what a safe space means to them within one of those three perspectives. By Giulia Tripoli

Review

Porch View Dances' 10th Anniversary Online Film Festival Captures Its Roaming, Inclusive Essence

Hoard reviews Porch View Dances’ 10th anniversary online film festival. By KC Hoard

News

Hope Muir Announced as New Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada

Muir is now the fifth female artistic director succeeding Celia Franca (the company’s founder), Valerie Wilder and Lynn Wallis (who were co-artistic directors) and, of course, Karen Kain. The ballet has also seen five male artistic directors.

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