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Stephanie Ballard

A Portrait in Black & White
By Carol Anderson

Though she dresses mostly in graphic black and white, Stephanie Ballard has created a multi-coloured tapestry with her life in dance. With a self-declared passion for continuum, she has done it all from choreography to administration. Now also working as a dance archivist, she continues to create and is developing a new performance initiative for young Winnipeg dance artists.

Going Out of Bounds

choreographic entrepreneur
By Nova Bhattacharya

Calling herself a choreographer with a small ‘c’, Nova Bhattacharya’s early work maskura pushed her onto the mainstage before she felt entirely ready. Developing a personal contemporary bharatanatyam aesthetic, she has had to forge her own choreographic education and has worked with the likes of Peggy Baker and Susanne Linke to understand how her own creative process unfolds.

Arts & Culture

the right of every child
By Janelle Hardy

According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, every child has the right to “participate fully in cultural and artistic life”. Does Canada measure up? One of many community consultations worldwide leading up to the March UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education, the December 2005 Youth Consultation on Arts and Learning in Ottawa put this statement on the table.

Dancing in the Street

Grasshoppa Dance Exchange
By Marie Claire Forté

Ever felt like you wanted to dance in the street? The Ottawa-based Grasshoppa Dance Exchange does it regularly. They meet up at crosswalks, on street corners and in other public spaces to perform unannounced for unsuspecting audiences. They call it a “hop” and attendance is free.



By Megan Andrews

Learning tolerance through the arts

Making Waves

By Seika Boye

Balancing priorities and opportunities keeps Desirée Dunbar on track

Expert Advice

By Tara Butler

On Auditioning for Ballet from Tara Butler


By Seika Boye

Jill Reid, executive director of Dance Saskatchewan Inc.

Short Waves

By Susan Kendal

International dance day message 2006; York University’s fine arts expansion; Update on Montréal festival; Clifford E. Lee award [Simone Orlando]; New Theatres [Young Centre for the Performing Arts; The Flanagan Theatre]; OAC reallocates dance funding; New brand for Ballet Jörgen Canada; ArtsWeek cancelled in Toronto; Staff change at Dance Manitoba; Beyond our borders

In The Wings

By Seika Boye

Shanthini Kangesan, student at Nrtyakala Canadian Academy of Indian Dance

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

Gweneth Lloyd; Betty Farrally; Rachel Browne

Dance Data

How does dance measure up? (How many years does it take to become a professional dancer?)

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