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Reconsidering Public Space

The Complete Artist Interviews By Brittany Duggan

Interviews with creators/performers of site-specific dance in public space.

Intersection Project: Artists in Urban Spaces

This past weekend in Toronto, Priscilla Guy and Kate Nankervis set the second installation of the Intersection Project, which will continue once …

Company Blonde: Ruby Venus

Toronto was hopping Saturday night as artists burst upon the city in a night of Nuit Blanche revelry. Several dance events were featured in the all-ni…

 

The Little Big Festival 

By Philip Szporer Festival of New Dance  Festival of New Dance

There is no definitive formula for running a dance festival, but in the scheme of all things, the St. John’s Festival of New Dance is infused with the boldness of what might be described as a little big festival.  

 

Bodies: Concrete, Multiple and Diffuse - Part 2 

By Megan Andrews, Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté Festival TransAmériques 2009  Festival TransAmériques

For the 2009 edition of the Festival TransAmérique in Montréal, Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté and I each contributed impressions and reflections. Here’s Part 2. 

 

Cuddly Animals Ease the Angst 

By Kaija Pepper “Smash Up” Dana Gingras, Animals of Distinction

Who is Dana Gingras without Noam Gagnon? That is the question fans of The Holy Body Tattoo – the wildly successful, hard-driving company the two have co-directed since 1993 – were eager to discover with “Smash Up”, Gingras’ breakaway production.  

 

Dancing the Architecture 

By Philip Szporer "Full Time at the Belgo" Lin Snelling

Lin Snelling and her assembled troupe did a fine job of imagining the Belgo building in “Full Time at the Belgo” (“FTATB”). The stage for the innovative site-specific dance project was the vast, six-storey fixture itself, located at Saint Catherine Street West and Bleury. Dancers explored the architecture of the building and their bodies, and the public was invited along for the ride.  

Dance and Biology 

By Kathleen Smith Shared Habitat Festival of Art and Science 2  Shared Habitat Festival of Art and Science

Its always cause for celebration when artists look beyond their own navels for inspiration. 

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