Performance Art

Chun Hua Catherine Dong

The Sign

Performance | Spectacle

Montréal  QC
March 16 mars 2017
8:00 | 20:00
Performance Art

If I Should Stumble

Site-specific work by Toronto’s Jenn Goodwin explores the beauty and tragedy of day-to-day life.

Claudia Bernal

L'Envers des îles blanches

Performance | Spectacle

Montréal  QC
September 8-17 septembre 2016
8:00 | 20:00
Performance Art

Student Reporter Project

Unlocking My Creative Potential

By Charlotte Priest

It is week three of Blackbox and I’m aggressively rubbing mushed banana over my face and neck. If someone had told me three years ago this is what dance school looks like, I would have laughed in disbelief.

Peggy Baker

Maintaining Creativity

Conference | Colloque

Toronto ON
April 18 avril 2016
Performance Art

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Indigenous Performance Gathering

Other | Autre

July 30-31 juillet 2016
Performance Art


When Love Was Pink

By Mark Mann Rosé Porn Zoja Smutny

Zoja Smutny’s Rosé Porn is the culmination of her two-year residency at Dancemakers. In it, Smutny reshapes the performance space as an arena of possibility and potential, rather than a platform for the delivery of entertaining product.


The Chaotic Clutter of Consumerism

By Zoe Quinn Unwrapping Culture

Surprise and a certain thrill are expected with the act of unwrapping, and both were certainly delivered in Pichet Klunchun and Alvin Erasga Tolentino’s collaboration, Unwrapping Culture.


An Expanding Discussion: Copyright and Heritage in Dance

On October 2, 2015, lawyers, arts advocates and performing arts professionals gathered at the dance pavilion of the University of Québec in Montréal for a focus day on copyright and dance heritage, hosted by the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, to discuss a wide range of pertinent legal and ethical questions surrounding dance creation and ownership.

Bridget Moser


Performance | Spectacle

Peterborough ON
November 6 novembre 2015
8:00 | 20:00
Performance Art

Jan Martens

The Dog Days Are Over

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
October 29-31 octobre 2015
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary, Performance Art

Frédérick Gravel

This duet that we've already done (so many times)

Performance | Spectacle

Montréal  QC
November 11-13 novembre 2015
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary, Performance Art

Estelle Clareton, Ginelle Chagnon

Workshop for Non-Dancers

Workshop | Classe

Montréal  QC
October 24-25 octobre 2015
Contemporary, Performance Art

Cecilia Moisio, Dansmakers Amsterdam, Gabrielle Bertrand-Lehouillier

Juxtapose & Naïve

Performance | Spectacle

Montréal  QC
January 21-24 janvier 2016
Jan. 21-23 @ 19:30 | 7:30
Contemporary, Dance Theatre, Performance Art

Peter Trosztmer


Installation | Installation

Montréal  QC
October 16-20 octobre 2015
Oct. 16, 17, 19 & 20 @ 18:00 | 6:00
Contemporary, Performance Art


SummerWorks Performance Festival Turns Twenty-Five and Formally Invites Dance Out

Interview with Amelia Ehrhardt – SummerWorks Dance Curator By Marie France Forcier

Since the winter of 2014, Toronto-based dance artist Amelia Ehrhardt has been exponentially developing her curatorial profile through the umbrella of Flowchart, a self-founded, small-scale multidisciplinary performance series. Garnering recognition for the quality of her work, Ehrhardt is now SummerWorks’ first dance curator, right in time for the performance festival’s twenty-fifth anniversary.


The Beginning of the End (and Why it Should Happen Again)

By Sky Fairchild-Waller Apocalypsis R. Murray Schafer

Welcome to the beginning of the end, also known as Apocalypsis, R. Murray Schafer’s two-hour oratorio chronicling the demise of the world and its laboured regenesis. The mood, more than fittingly, isn’t a light one; 1000 singers, musicians, and dancers gather to perform the opening and closing ceremonies of this Olympic-sized pageant of death and rebirth, and you made it into the theatre and to your seat, which was was no small feat.

Schizes sur le sundae

Schizes sur le sundae is a collaboratively created work by Catherine Lavoie-Marcus and Michel F Côté, with the help of interpreters Kelly Keenan, Lael Stellick and Magali Stoll.


Awarding Distinction, Innovation, Contribution and Commitment to Dance in Canada

Ballet BC’s Emily Molnar receives a Women of Distinction Award, Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prizes went to emerging dancers Sasha Beardmore and Candace Gordon and independent dance artists Meredith Kalaman, Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley, the City of Hamilton Arts Awards went to performance artists Learie McNicolls and Robin “Zee” Zilberg, and Montréal’s Culture Action Award went to Pierre Paul Savoie.


Dance and Objecthood

By Ben Portis

In dance training, personality routinely gets tamped down. The dancer’s discipline begins with conditioned sublimation of his or her individual identity and experience, let alone spontaneity and expression. This leaves dance in a curiously anachronistic position with respect to a new generational trend in the arts – interdisciplinarity.