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On the Ground

Research Spotlight: Checking In With the Mental Health of Performing Artists

A little more than a year into the pandemic that closed down performance venues, various organizations are looking into the mental health and well-being of the nation’s artists. Unsurprisingly, we’re not scoring high.

Various Artists

International Dance Day Online Events

Broadcast | Diffusion

Vancouver BC
April 29 avril 2021

Dancers of Damelahamid / Photo by Derek Dix

Made in BC Celebrates 15 Years With an Interactive Virtual History

The website shows dance hoops, a sweatshirt, a soup can and a hodgepodge of other items tumbling from the trunk of a hatchback on a B.C. highway. Click on any one of them and you’ll be whisked into a story about a dance artist who has toured the province through Made in BC – Dance on Tour or one of the community programs it has supported.

Allcock in Fear of Dancing / Photo courtesy of Taro PR

When Dancing Is a Total Nightmare

Fear of Dancing follows filmmaker Michael Allcock, whose fear of dancing keeps him on the sidelines By Philip Szporer

The Toronto-based filmmaker Michael Allcock is terrified of dancing. In his feature documentary Fear of Dancing, Allcock is front and centre, detailing his views on dancing, which he sees as an affliction.

Photo courtesy of Unsplash

Which Election Issues Are Top of Mind for BC Artists?

As British Columbians head to the polls tomorrow, many artists across the province are looking for more support as they experience job losses and instability further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Various Artists

Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House: Virtual Edition

Broadcast | Diffusion

Vancouver BC
September 9-12 septembre 2020

Deanna Peters, Mutable Subject


Performance | Spectacle

September 5-6 septembre 2020
8:00 | 20:00

On the Ground

Konversations on Colour: A Report

By Collette Murray

While anticipating a new decade of growth and possibilities, the dance community came to an unprecedented halt in March 2020. But under COVID-19 restrictions, an even greater emergence impacts the emotional well-being, spirits, safety and livelihoods of Black people: Anti-Black racism.


Canada’s Drag Race Premieres During an Important Time

Tonight, the inaugural season of Canada’s Drag Race premieres during an important time in history: Just after Pride month, during a global pandemic and amid calls for justice and more representation of marginalized voices from the Black Lives Matter movement.


Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award Winners Announced

Like so many other events, the forty-first annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards found themselves right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evans / Photo co-created with Ximena Huizi

A Calling In

By Aria Evans

As a mixed white and Afro-Indigenous body myself, I know the dance community has a lot of work to do inside of systemic racism and solidarity. I have personally experienced violence and injustice from the dance community, and I question the ways that the performing arts sector continues to perpetuate this brutality.

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Down the TikTok Rabbit Hole

TikTok offers people a way to move while isolated during COVID-19, but the popular app also comes with concerns By Emily Latimer

As a platform, TikTok is home to viral dances that are available to all users. The accessibility and sense of accomplishment from mastering the moves have people flocking to the app. But while there’s joy to be found, especially during COVID-19, there are also problems lurking beneath the surface.

Natasha Nazerali

Social Dis-dancing!

Competition | Compétition

April 27-1 septembre 2020

Frog in Hand

Kitchen Dances

Workshop | Classe

April 23-31 décembre 2020
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00-7:30pm | 19:00-19:30 (EST)


National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada to Provide $100,000 to Support Online Performances

Funding for online performances between now and March 31

Molinari Quartet

Toronto premiere of contemporary dance odyssey Les corps avalés

Exhibit | Exposition

Toronto ON
April 3-4 avril 2020


Do You Call Yourself a "Dancer"?

Artists from across the country share whether they call themselves dancers

For many performers and movers, calling themselves dancers is a personal decision based on disciplinary, financial and emotional factors. The Dance Current asked artists from across the country why or why not they relate the title.

Adelynne Addington, Ana Sosa, Anouk Froidevaux, Jhoely Triana Flamenco, Tomoyo Yamada/Clala Dance Project

Open Stage Edition #1

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
February 11 février 2020

Healthy Dancer

Big Little Secrets: Part II

By Jo-Anne La Flèche

Understanding abuse and trauma in dance

Philippe Meunier, Ian Yaworski, Stacey Désilier

Suspendu au sol + Pythagore mon corps

Performance | Spectacle

Montréal QC
February 6-9 février 2020

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