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Selma Odom

A remarkable pedagogue
By Amy Bowring

Dr. Selma Odom probably never suspected the impact she would have on the field of dance studies in Canada when she joined the faculty of fledgling York University dance program in 1972. Odom retires from her position at the end of 2008.

Bengt Jörgen

in the studio
By Andrew Oxenham

“With the Group of Seven, Nutcracker, I wanted to create a production connected to Canada and relevant to the communities we work in,” explains choreographer Bengt Jörgen.

The Experience of Dancing

talking about performance
By Evadne Kelly

The experience of dancing seems to be what makes the art form so profound and life-altering for many artists. How can we understand this experience more deeply?

Putting it into words

By Rob Kitsos

There are surprisingly few dance books on the shelves of local bookstores. This picture would look different if more dancers were writing and talking about dance.



By Megan Andrews

Dancers talking (and writing) about dance

Making Waves

By Sarah Lochhead

Simon Sylvain Lalonde of Xing Dance Theatre of Canada is ending his majestic reign

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

August 1978 competition at Toronto’s A Space Gallery; Vancouver’s Charleston contest of 1925; Toy Smith

Defining moment

Natasha Torres-Garner, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers

Nutritious Nate

By Nathan Payne

Winter Moroccan Stew

Short Waves

By Sarah Lochhead

Harper appoints new Minister of Canadian Heritage; Important notice for dance studios and teachers; Breakin’ at UQAM [K8 Asterlund; b-girl Lynx]; Business for the Arts recognizes contribution to DJD; RWB’s history premieres on film; Recent announcements from Ballet BC [Donald Sales; Simone Orlando]; Partnerships bring artists and students together; SYTYCDC rated number one new program for fall

Expert advice

8 great gift ideas for dancers from interns Meryem, Nicole, Cindy and Veronica

Emerging Views

Danielle Wensley, apprentice with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks


The International Dance Festival and Conference: Contemporary Choreography in Indian Dance, with Menaka Thakkar and Sudha Khandwani

Website of the Month

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens: www.grandsballets.com

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