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Melissa Williams: Extreme Dreams, Extreme Dance

The February 2010 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes a feature on Canadian-born dancer and choreographer Melissa Williams.

Make Me

Not a month after Nico got the call by choreographer Gil Duldulao, he is now featured in Janet Jackson’s new hit video Make Me.

Dance Till You Die

This Saturday at Club Decibel in Montreal is one of America’s top Techtonik battles, Dance Till You Die 8.

A nightmare of bboy street

The Supernaturalz bboy crew recently represented Canada at R16 Korea - Incheon 2009.

Hip hip @ Nuit Blanche

Torontonians are finally recovered from Saturday’s Nuit Blanche where the downtown core of the city erupted into a wild variety of art installations.

 

Ofilio Portillo and Crew, Onstage 

By Kathleen Smith “Unbearable Prospect” Gadfly

Street dance has become big business. The virtuosic moves and joyous energy that the original b-boys of New York and Los Angeles brought to street corners, empty parking lots and impromptu clubs of the seventies spawned a genuine movement movement.  

 

Enunciating History and the Present 

By Samantha Mehra “Kaksori” Mi Young Kim Dance Company

The paradoxical ability of dance to transcend language and yet tell stories stirs the imagination. This fascinating quality was ever-present in “Kaksori”, Mi Young Kim Dance Company’s first full-evening program at Harbourfront’s Premiere Dance Theatre.  

 

Self-expression and entertainment: a fine balance 

By Alana Gerecke, Kaija Pepper Dancing on the Edge 2007  Dancing on the Edge

Another conversation-style festival review with some keen insider perspective. 

 

Spinning around art and outreach 

By Marie Claire Forté HIP HOP 360 at the Canada Dance Festival  Canada Dance Festival

There is something particular about this Canada Dance Festival (CDF) intermediate year programming, also the festival’s first thematic five-day event. Is it the YouTube trailer, the graffiti artists spraying large wood panels outside the National Arts Centre (NAC) box office, the abundance of youth sporting hoodies and baseball caps, the men outnumbering the women by a proportion of ten to one?  

 

The Spirit of Dance Weaves a Tale 

By Suzanne Jaeger dance Immersion Showcase Presentation   Dance Immersion

“Throughout history, our people have been able to survive, through dance,” says Emerita Emerencia, who plays the role of a storyteller guiding the audience through various dances of the African Diaspora in the Dance Immersion Showcase Presentation’s Saturday matinee.  

 

Elastic Charisma 

By Philip Szporer "Slicing Static" Victor Quijada, Rubberbandance Group

Rubberbandance Group’s “Slicing Static” explores dance and theatre, working thematically with the insecurity and the uncertainty of our lives. Choreographer Victor Quijada warms up the audience members as soon as they enter the big open theatre space of Usine C, a former jam factory in the city’s east end that is home to the dance-theatre company Carbone 14.

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