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Sarah Lochhead / Photo courtesy of Lochhead
 
On the Ground

In the Political Theatre

By Kallee Lins

On Sept. 20, Canada went to the polls following a five-week snap election campaign. Despite the brevity and the ongoing pandemic, candidates poured themselves into appealing to voters in their communities. One of those candidates was Sarah Lochhead, the founder of Simcoe Contemporary Dancers, a dance instructor, researcher and administrator who has worked with a number of organizations including The Dance Current. She seized the opportunity to defend the value of artists holding political roles.

Nadine Medawar / Photo courtesy of Regroupement québécois de la danse
 
On the Ground

Arts to Politics and Back Again

By Philip Szporer

Philip Szporer and Nadine Medawar, the new director of the Regroupement québécois de la danse, talk about the future of the organization and how it will tackle social issues and connect with the rest of Canada.

 

[Advertisement] Audition Directory

A directory of training program auditions in Canada and the United States in 2022.

 

Fall for Dance North (FFDN)

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
September 11-29 octobre 2021
Various

Photo courtesy of Unsplash
 
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
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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
Various

 
Deanna Peters, Mutable Subject

Pocket

Performance | Spectacle

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

 
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
 
Provocations

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.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay
 

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

International
April 27-1 septembre 2020
Various

 
Frog in Hand

Kitchen Dances

Workshop | Classe

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

 

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
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