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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

When Bygones Won’t Let Go

To “let bygones be bygones” means to let go of negative elements of the past and get on with things. Out Innerspace’s Bygones invites us to consider how negative experiences persist in the present and the ways we might cling to them, even at our own expense. By Kate Morris

Column

On the Ground

The Dance Current caught up Catherine Hayward while on tour with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. By Michèle Moss

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

Dystopian Impressions

Fragmentation immediately pervades Marie Béland’s imaginative Beside, a collaboration of maribé - sors de ce corps and Montréal Danse. By Philip Szporer

News

Fifty Years of Swan Lake

Karen Kain to retire as artistic director of 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

Healthy Dancer

Understanding abuse and trauma in dance By Jo-Anne La Flèche

Gallery

Transform Yourself

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

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