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Lilian Jarvis

From Ballet to Biosomatics

“The feedback we get when [the body] is working properly is the feeling of well being,” says Lilian Jarvis. The former National Ballet of Canada principal dancer has made bodywork her life’s work. At seventy-four, she continues to teach movement classes and is writing three books on her method, called Biosomatics. By Gabrielle Ward.

Men in Dance

Why So Few?
By Arwyn Carpenter

Dance requires muscular strength, skill, technique and committed physicality. It also involves public performance and recognition just like other professional athletic activities. On top of that, it offers the opportunity for creative expression. So, why aren’t there more men in dance?

Finding Common Ground

Dance and Music Part 2

Taking issue with the communication conundrum that dancers and musicians face when talking about the element of time in their work, musician and accompanist Chris Cawthray offers the pulse-cycle-subdivision system as a solution.

Moving Youth

TILT sound+motion’s dancers and audiences

Moving youth. Any way you read it, that’s what it is. Founded by the same team that created the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Toronto-based company TILT sound+motion’s emerging dancers perform for approximately 10,000 youth per season in community theatres throughout Ontario. By Patricia Quevedo.



By Megan Andrews

Start talking, send a letter, take action – FOR THE ARTS

Making Waves

By Bridget Cauthery

Troy Emery Twigg: weaving place and time

Expert advice

By Kathy Cohen

On Nutrition from Kathy Cohen (delicious fall foods)

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

Immigration’s role in Canadian and Russian ballet

Dance data

How does dance measure up? (Percentage of Canadian artists by age)

Short Waves

By Susan Kendal

Canadian arts organizations rally; Canadian Heritage reports on dance presentation in Canada; BC Emerging Artist award [Sara Coffin]; Christiane Bourget receives Paula Citron fFIDA award; New book on Kain; Alberta Ballet administration unionizes; Keith Kelly returns to the CCA; RQD makes a move; Deadline change at the OAC


By Seika Boye

Barbara Clausen: management, mentorship, foresight

Current picks

Canadian Universities and Colleges with Dance Programs (Concordia University; George Brown College; Simon Fraser University; Ryerson University; University of Calgary; Université du Québec à Montréal; York University)

Vantage Point

By Shannon Litzenberger

The ACTIVe artIST Artist

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