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At/In the Moment

Kokoro Dance
By Samantha Mehra

Kokoro Dance founders Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi are known for works that combine ballet, modern, improvisation, butoh and live music. Over the last ten years, the two have also shaped the Vancouver International Dance Festival into a major event in the Canadian dance season.

A Postcard From the Ethnosphere

Dancing at the Canada-West Africa Crossroads
By Michèle Moss

“Dance can take us deep into [the] ethnosphere. I believe that through a dialogic process based in performance and creation, I can understand the life-worlds of others more readily,” writes Michèle Moss, reflecting on her years of study and research into the dances of West Africa.

Dancing the African Diaspora

In Canada
By Naomi Brand

The African diaspora has spread the continent’s many dance forms across the world where they have fused and melded with other dances in innumerable permutations. These forms are being practiced, celebrated and showcased in the work of dance artists across Canada.



By Megan Andrews

Our International Issue

Making Waves

By Kate Stashko

Ben Kamino is adapting and transforming

Emerging Views

By Kate Stashko

Ainsley Hillyard and the Good Women Dance Collective

Marking Time

Censorship in Montréal
By Amy Bowring

Courtesy of Dance Collection Danse


Toronto-based Hari Krishnan and company inDANCE

Check It Out

Music for class (Geoff Bennett/TTG Music Bipedal Movement and Next of Skin; Chris Cawthray Move: Music for Creative Movement + Modern Dance; Debashis Sinha/Old Monkey: The Path of Least Resistance; Jeff Wilson: And Again)

Everyday Moves

By MJ Thompson


Short Waves

By Samantha Mehra, Cindy Brett, Brittany Duggan

Self-employed to receive EI benefits; BC Arts Council releases strategic plan; Town hall on equity and diversity in the performing arts; SOCAN accepts Dance Ontario’s offer

Vantage Point

By Shannon Litzenberger

Does it Take a Prorogation to Wake us from our Apathy?

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