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What we said about she said
By Imogen Whyte , Mary Theresa Kelly

She said, a new work by Vancouver choreographer Alvin Tolentino for his company Erasga, explores the feminine in a layered, multimedia context. Writers Imogen Whyte and Mary Kelly immersed themselves in the work, absorbing and questioning its meaning(s). Here, they reflect and discuss their experience with interjections and responses from Tolentino.


The Movement That We Are: Linda Rabin and Continuum
By Pamela Newell

In the late 1980s, choreographer, teacher and LADMMI co-founder Linda Rabin felt the strong impulse to leave dance and open herself to new possibilities. Through various body-based practices, she found her way to Emilie Conrad’s Continuum work and returned to dance as a Continuum teacher. Says Robin: “In Continuum, we practice bringing our attention not so much to the movement that we do but more so to the movement that we are.”

In the Making

Freedom and trust: The Making of James Kudelka’s An Italian Straw Hat
By Penelope Reed Doob

For James Kudelka’s An Italian Straw Hat, set on the National Ballet of Canada, there were the usual collaborative suspects – librettist, composer, designer – but in this and other Kudelka works, the dancers also make significant contributions during the creative process. With the input of his team, he’s creating a danceable farce with some high fashion moments and a little bit of raunch.

Social Studies

Light and the dancing body
By Imogen Whyte

Contemporary lighting design has reached a degree of technical evolution where, far from simply illuminating the performers, it is now able to animate and manipulate the story itself. Now we can fill a blackened room with suns, stars and spotlights of our own creation.


Making Waves

By Jennifer Althoff-Burrows

Julia Aplin: transformations

Short Waves

By Susan Kendal

Hart takes final bow with RWB; Joe artists paid in full; Inaugural Iris Garland Award granted [Amber Funk Barton]; Richard Lyons 1925-2005; Canadian costume designer recognized [Caroline O’Brien]; Timlock taps through Russia

Vantage Point

By Ellen Busby, Canadian Dance Assembly

Balancing the Equation: a personal commentary by Ellen Busby for the Canadian Dance Assembly


By Amy Bowring

David Yeddeau

Ground level

By Amy Bowring

Liliane Marleau Graham otherwise known as Miss Liliane

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