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Circuit-Est Centre Choregaphique

a small centre grown big
By Marie Claire Forté

In 1987, ten choreographers and dancers (Francine Gagné; Louise Bédard; Sylvain Émard; Lucie Grégoire; Carole Ip; Rodrigue Jean; Jocelyne Sarasin; Richard Simas; Leanne Smith; Tedi Tafel) were working together in Montréal. They wanted a permanent home and joined to create Circuit-Est. The choreographic centre celebrates twenty years this month.

Talking About Butoh

authenticity, improvisation, memory

Butoh is a movement that resists easy definitions. On the heels of butoh company Sankai Juko’s recent Canadian tour – and with the CanAsian Dance Festival this month – here are some excerpts from a conversation about the form between improviser and musician Aimée Dawn Robinson and CanAsian Festival Artistic Director and dance artist Denise Fujiwara.

Should you incorporate?

not-for-profit practicalities
By Jane Marsland

Deciding whether or not to incorporate as a not-for-profit entity involves a process of reflecting on the big picture, considering the practicalities and understanding the responsibilities. Here, arts consultant Jane Marsland offers her perspective on issues including funding, copyright, leadership and accountability.

Hugh Conacher

Dance Photographer

As a lighting designer as well as a photographer, Hugh Conacher has a keen eye for the play of light on the body. Based in Winnipeg, Conacher has worked across Canada and internationally. Here he showcases six favourites from his portfolio.



By Megan Andrews

Dialogue in print

Making Waves

By Seika Boye

Soojung Kwon is expanding on tradition

Dance Data

How does dance measure up? (Revenue breakdown for not-for-profit industries)

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

Celia Franca


By Seika Boye

Stephen White, executive producer for Dance Victoria

Short Waves

By Susan Kendal

Fernand Nault 1920-2006; Yvan Saintonage 1945-2006; Children’s Fitness Tax Credit guidelines released; CanDance announces 2006/07 Creation Fund recipients [Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg; Martin Bélanger; Pierre-Paul Savoie]; Karine Ledoyen wins Québec prize; ESBCM dancers invited to the Monaco Dance Forum; Quick Currents [Christopher House; Arts Day at Queen’s Park; Eryn Dace Trudell; Lynda Gaudreau; Harbourfront Centre Theatre]

Expert Advice

On Life After School from Véronique Jalbert and Caroline Drolet

In The Wings

By Seika Boye

Stephany Ferro, student in the George Brown Dance Performance Studies Program in Toronto

Green Room

Ballet Kelowna

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