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Peter Quanz

The Colour of Emotion
By Selma Odom

Peter Quanz premieres In Colour on The National Ballet of Canada in early March on the program Innovation, which also includes new works by Sabrina Matthews and Crystal Pite.

A Canadian Flamenco Family Portrait

By Sarah Lochhead

Spanish dance has had a presence in Canada for many decades. Here, we reveal some of the connections between dancers and teachers in order to begin tracing the genealogy of flamenco in Canada.

Flamenco’s Spanish Roots

By Justine Bayod Espoz

Flamenco, as it is known today, is a relatively modern music and dance form, taking its first baby steps at the end of the nineteenth century. Yet its roots run deep and span continents.



By Megan Andrews

Global cultural connections

Making Waves

By Mary Theresa Kelly

Josh Beamish is powering up

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

Early days of Spanish dance in Canada; Helen Crewe; Joan Crewe; Kay Armstrong

Defining moment

Amber Borotsik, Edmonton-based dance and theatre artist

On screen

By Kate Cornell

40 Years of One Night Stands: a new film about the Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Short Waves

By Amy Bowring

Culture spending in the federal budget; Ellen Busby returns to Canada Council for the Arts; Blair Neufeld wins new award; Heather Myers wins Clifford E. Lee Award; Change in artistic leadership at Corpus [Sylvie Bouchard; David Danzon]; Toronto dancer will return to Canada to join National Ballet [Jason Reilly]

Expert advice

By Justine Bayod Espoz

On Studying Flamenco in Spain

Emerging Views

Jasmyn Fyffe, Toronto-based dancer and choreographer


Yasmina Ramzy, dancer/choreographer and founder and artistic director of Arabesque Dance Academy and Orchestra, Arabesque Academy and the International Bellydance Conference of Canada

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