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Focus on Summer Training

Reflections and Perspectives
By Brigid MacAulay, Naomi Brand, Marie Claire Forté, Elizabeth Lamont

Summer intensives will provide you with new perspectives, spur you on to new things, and broaden your network and your horizons.

Peggy Baker Dance Projects Summer Intensive in Toronto; Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Jazz Immersion in Calgary; Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division Summer Session in Winnipeg; ImpulsTanz in Vienna, Austria

Anik Bissonnette

Les Grands, Motherhood & The Future

In June, Anik Bissonnette retires as principal dancer with Les Grands Ballets Candiens de Montréal. Here, she talks with contemporary dancer/choreographer Laurence Lemieux about her life in dance, her daughter and what’s next.

Deborah Dunn

Staging Absurd Theatricality
By Marie Claire Forté

From her first forays into dance performance, Montréal-based choreographer Deborah Dunn has taken an absurdly theatrical approach to her work.

David Hou

Dance Photographer

Since becoming a professional photographer in 1998, David Hou’s career has taken off like a rocket. Here, we feature some of his more recent work.



By Megan Andrews

Nine years ago…

Making Waves

By Seika Boye

Katherine Denham is dancing where her life is

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

The Banff Centre

Nutritious Nate

By Nathan Payne

Fast Peanut Butter Apricot Squares

Short Waves

By Sarah Lochhead

Federal Budget falls short for the arts; New company premieres in Niagara Region [Niagara Dance Company; Kathleen Martinez-Hughes; Mary Jo Mullins]; Atlantic Ballet Theatre finds home in historic Moncton landmark; FIFA showcases dance films; International dance festival in Montréal includes dance [Festival TransAmériques]; Bissonnette new face of Shmink Cosmetics; Dunn receives Cirque de Soleil Prize [by Brittany Duggan]; Hari Krishnan wins New Pioneers Award; Marie Chouinard wins 22nd Grand Priz du Conseil des Arts de Montréal; Awards in BC [Chengxin Wei; Wen Wei Wang; Alison Denham; Judith Garay]; Quick Currents [Governor General’s Performing Arts Award; Kinetic Studio; Jerry and Joan Lozinski of Toronto made a multi-million dollar gift to three dance organizations in March; Increase to the Ontario Arts Council’s annual budget]

Expert advice

On Running a Summer Workshop from Heidi Strauss and Darryl Tracy

In the wings

By Seika Boye

Sapna Sehravat, Nrtyakala student with Menaka Thakkar in Toronto


By Seika Boye

Dianne Milligan, Dance Nova Scotia executive director

Dance data

How does dance measure up? (Consumer spending on culture, category breakdown)

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