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Rhizome Productions: In collaboration with Compañía DanAE-Danza y Arte Escénico

Coming up at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) April 6th and 7th, Rhizome Productions (from Québec) pairs up with Compañía DanAE-Danza y Arte Escénico…

 

Until Silence 

By Philip Szporer Jusqu’au silence Sophie Corriveau

If you like your dance presented in a mixed media production, then Sophie’s Corriveau’s Jusqu’au silence is just for you.  

Dance Your Ph.D: A Study of Social Interactivity Using Pigeon Courtship

Gonzo Lab is back at it again with the “Dance Your Ph.D” contest, which recognizes the best dance interpretations of scientific doctoral work, including…

Brief Encounters: A Catalyst for Interdisciplinary Art

Running August 21st through September 2nd in Vancouver, The Tomorrow Collective presents the 17th edition of Brief Encounters. This interdisciplinary a…

Volcano: The Four Horsemen Project

A promo video for Volcano theatre company’s multidisciplinary touring show The Four Horsemen Project recently hit YouTube. This award-winning p…

Palindrome Inter.media Performance Group: Motion-Tracking Technology

This past week in Toronto, Palindrome Inter.media Performance Group visited from Germany to offer workshops in motion-tracking technology. Today the gr…

Yayoi Theatre Movement: Four Seasons

Coming up May 12th through 14th in Granville Island, Yayoi Theatre Movement presents Identity - Ancestral Memory, a multimedia dance performance …

 

Confounding the Big Picture 

By Marie Claire Forté “Out of Grace” Lynda Gaudreau

Lynda Gaudreau’s five-week curatorial and choreographic occupation of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery at Concordia University nudges at duration, audience presence and the choreographic progression of bodies and visual art works.  

 

The Immigrant Experience 

By Kathleen Smith “Displacement” Robert Glumbek, HCA Dance Theatre

“Displacement”, as the title suggests, is an exploration of the immigrant experience. A multimedia concert with choreography by Robert Glumbek, visual elements by Vessna Perunovich and a ravishing score by Christos Hatzis.

Être(s) Humain(s): The most together we’ve ever been

Tomorrow through Sunday in Montreal, Tangente presents Être(s) Humain(s): The most together we’ve ever been, a work by Public Recordings featuring Ame Henderson (Toronto, Canada) and Matija Ferlin (Pula, Croatia).

Participatory Performance

Looking On From Inside By Cara Spooner

Editor’s Note: From February 4th through 7th, 2009, Bluemouth Inc. presented their participatory dance experience Dance Marathon at the Enwave Theatre in Toronto. The concept of participatory or interactive art has been rising in dance performance of late. Toronto-based dancer Cara Spooner was an “insider” participant in the Bluemouth event and here recounts her experience.

 

images and rituals: dance: made in canada/fait au canada 

By Michael Crabb dance: made in canada/fait au canada 2009 Susie Burpee, Jolene Bailie, Freya Olafson, Holly Small

The latest edition of dance made in canada/fait au canada – a biennial event curated by princess productions’ Yvonne Ng, a multi-talented Toronto-based artist with a quaint aversion to uppercase letters – begins with an arresting image. 

 

Moving Through Time and Technology 

By Philip Szporer Cibler & Passage Kondition Pluriel, Danse K par K/Karine Ledoyen

Karine Ledoyen’s “Cibler” reveals itself like a visual diary of private allusions, and this group work gives us a sense of why people have been talking up this next-generation choreographer.  

 

Character, comedy, video, wigs … oh, and some dancing 

By Philip Szporer “Dulcinea’s Lament”, “Çaturn” Dulcinea Langfelder & Co., Naomi Stikeman

Dulcinea Langfelder loves to tell stories, and she loves to make people laugh. She does both in spades in her new fusion of theatre, movement, song and multimedia, “Dulcinea’s Lament”.

 

Creating a Sense of Occasion 

By Kaija Pepper “The Four Seasons” John Alleyne, Ballet British Columbia

Ballet British Columbia was once a serious little company that prided itself on its spare black-on-black repertoire, but these days it aims to create a friendlier sense of theatrical occasion.  

 

Peter Chin: ethno-choreographer  

By Megan Andrews “Transmission of the Invisible” Peter Chin, Tribal Crackling Wind

The inimitable Peter Chin is known for his multi-disciplinary work and particularly for his interest in Asian cultures and dance forms. The Jamaican-born, Toronto-based choreographer’s latest work, “Transmission of the Invisible”, carries this interest forward.  

 

Creative Convergence 

By Philip Szporer “Lifelines” Gioconda Barbuto, Emily Molnar, Michael Slobodian

Expectations were high. Gioconda Barbuto and Emily Molnar are both celebrated dancers and have the kinds of credentials most artists dream about.  

 

An Unwieldy Opus 

By Philip Szporer “Bas-reliefs” Marie-Josée Chartier

It all began from a fascination with pioneering visual artist Betty Goodwin’s “Swimmers” series from the 1980s. From this source, in which Goodwin drew, using graphite, charcoal and oil pastels, on a kind of translucent paper, dancer-choreographer Marie-Josée Chartier conceived a multi-disciplinary mega-production, “Bas reliefs: un dyptique”.  

 

Intertwining Difference 

By Janelle Hardy “Uqquaq, The Shelter” Geneviève Pepin, Laurentio Q. Arnatsiaq

After purchasing tickets, we stand in the hot sun in an alleyway outside an abandoned warehouse next to the Boys and Girls Club in downtown Whitehorse. As the first sounds of music snake out from under the closed doors, we are let into the building. Entering a dark cavernous room, our attention focusses on the floor-level stage, set in the round, with a row of chairs on each of four sides.

 

Festival de theatre des Amériques 

By Philip Szporer "100 Rencontres", "In Side" & "Aura" Benoît Lachambre, Par B.L.eux, Stéphane Gladyszewski

“100 Rencontres” by Benoît Lachambre, Par B.L.eux May 25-29, 2005 Société des arts technologies (SAT) “In Side” & “Aura” by Stéphane Gladyszewski May 30-31, June 1-2, 2005 Tangente  

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