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Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg

A Fetish for Comedy
By Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Following her penchant for humour and comedy, Vancouver-based artist Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg has created a body of work that explores the line where slapstick and contemporary dance meet. With her new piece, Nick and Juanita, she has her audience rolling in the aisles.

Presenters and Artists

Support and Power
By Aimee Dawn Robinson, Janelle Hardy

Trust and risk, control and funding. Presenters navigate a challenging terrain between artists and audiences. Here, they share their views on artists development and the power to choose.

Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

The Life of a Choreographic Heritage
By Marie Claire Forté

Jean-Pierre Perreault’s choreographic heritage moves forward after a long process of restructuring.

John Lauener

Dance Photographer

Continuing our featured photographer series for another season, in this issue Torontonian John Lauener shares some of his favourite shots.



By Megan Andrews

destination dance~danse now online!

Making Waves

By Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Integrated Dance Artists Collective (IADC) finds a remedy for mentorship needs

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

Vincent Warren

Worst on-stage moment

Jillian Vanstone, First Soloist with The National Ballet of Canada

Nutritious Nate

By Nathan Payne

Savory Chickpea Salad

Short Waves

By Sarah Lochhead

Canada Council receives major budget increase; Arts councils announce new funding; Organizational restructuring at L’Agora; Dora Mavor Moore Awards [Timecode Break by Christopher House; Ramón Martinez; The Four Horsemen Project directed by Kate Alton and Ross Manson; I think I can co-created by Florence Gibson and Shawn Byfield]; Margaret Hample Piasecki 1927-2007; Dr. Nancy Alison Shaw 1962-2007; Recent awards in dance [Amber Funk-Barton; Sasha Ivanochko; Karen Kain; Anik Bouvrette; Mimi Beck; Lucy Rupert]; New dance artist program at NAC; Quick currents and anniversaries [Ryan Boorne; Melissa Monteros; Wojciech Mochniej; The Banff Centre; Menaka Thakkar; The Quinte Ballet School of Canada; Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company]

Expert advice

On booking and touring, excerpted from the 2006 CanDance Directory

In the wings

By Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Kelly McCann just completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in Drama at the University of Calgary


By Lindsay Zier-Vogel

With Clarence Ford, Toronto-based dancer, teacher and film director

Vantage Point

By Helen Yung

The grass is always greener, or is it?

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