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Widening the Sphere

dance Immersion hosts the world
By Aimee Dawn Robinson

Vivine Scarlett clearly believes dance is an instrument for change. She is the founder of the Toronto-based organization dance Immersion, which supports and promotes dances and dance artists of the African Diaspora. In January, dance Immersion will be the first host outside the United States to produce the International Association of Blacks in Dance annual conference.

Organizational Health

creativity, communication & relationships
By Jane Marsland

How can we understand the board-staff structure in a creative arts organization? Contrary to popular belief, a non-hierarchical relationship can be developed based on interaction and shared understanding.

Read the full article here.

Charles Aylett

Dance Photographer
By Amy Bowring

Charles Aylett photographed dancers in Toronto in the 1920s and 1930s. Here we feature some of his work, which provides insight into dance and photographic practices in the early twentieth century.

Motus O

a collective commitment
By Helen Yung

When Motus O formed fifteen years ago, all the members knew was that they each wanted complete artistic freedom to follow their creative impulses. Of the original five, three founding members have stayed the course, working – and living – together as a collective, producing original dance theatre works that regularly tour regionally, nationally and internationally.



By Megan Andrews

The importance of relationships

Making Waves

By Seika Boye

Ghislaine Doté is dancing her own identity

Dance data

How does dance measure up? (Earnings of self-employed dancers versus dance employees)

In print

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie: Reconstructing/La reprise de Fifteen Heterosexual Duets by/de James Kudelka with photography by Michael Slobodian and writing from Laurence Lemieux and others.

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

Leonard Gibson

Website of the Month

NAfro Dance Productions: www.nafrodance.com

Short Waves

By Susan Kendal

Canada Council announces funding disbursement; TIDF in serious financial trouble; Update on Foreign Affairs Funds; RWB dancers win Gemini Award; Recent awards in dance [Santee Smith; Peter Chin]; Quick Currents [Alberta Ballet; Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal; Sarah Chase; Louise Lecavalier; Dave St. Pierre; Chan Hon Goh; Bernard Sauvé; Canada Council]


By Seika Boye

Kaija Pepper, freelance writer, editor and lecturer on dance and the arts

In the wings

By Seika Boye

Shannon Ferguson, first year in the Ballet British Columbia Mentorship Program

Nutritious Nate

By Nathan Payne

Sweet Squash Soup

Vantage Point

By Shannon Litzenberger

Looking Ahead: New funding initiatives proposed to the Canada Council

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