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Aszure Barton

Choreographer in Demand
By Marie Claire Forté

Aszure Barton premieres a new work on The National Ballet of Canada this month, following a new creation for American Ballet Theatre, a performance with her company at the Chicago Dance Festival in August and summer residencies at the Banff Centre and the White Oak Plantation. In demand? Yes.

José Navas

S and/et Villanelle
By Valerie Simmons, Megan Andrews

José Navas, choreographer and artistic director of Compagnie Flak, premieres a new solo, Villanelle, along with his 2008 ensemble piece S this month in Montréal. “Doing solos keeps my dancer’s self alive,” he says.

Acts of Dance

Dance as Activism
By Kathleen Smith

The dancing body is nothing if not political – everyone from Friedrich Nietzsche to Jacques Derrida to Isadora Duncan has talked about this. Are Canadian dance artists then the most political of Canada’s artists? Why isn’t the collective voice of Canadian dance calling out for social change in a more audible way? Well, sometimes it is.

School of Hip Hop

UNITY’s Way In
By Kathleen Smith



By Megan Andrews

Activism: Dancing the Political

Making Waves

By Kate Stashko

Allison Cummings is crossing boundaries

Emerging Views

By Kate Stashko

Arts Umbrella Dance Company dancer Livona Ellis

Know Your Moves

Breaking, Locking, Popping

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

Canadian Roots of Radio City Rockettes


Kristin Jantzie: Radio City Rockette

Healthy Dancer

By Nathan Payne

Meeting the body’s needs

Check It Out

Cadbury Caramilk commercial featuring “modern dance”.

Everyday Moves

By MJ Thompson

Circulating Images of Homelessness

Short Waves

By Amy Bowring, Cindy Brett, Marie Claire Forté, Naomi Brand

BC artists protest funding cuts; Jay Rankin appointed executive director of Ballet BC; Peter Boneham to guest teach at Dancemakers; Judith Marcuse wins Jacqueline Lemieux Prize

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