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Rosas Remixed

Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker challenges us to take on her iconic work Rosas Danst Rosas.

Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid

Here’s a trailer from the prodcution Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid by Tentacle Tribe.

International Zouk Flashmob

On September 21st the thrid annual International Zouk Flash Mob took place featuring choreography by Henri Velandia from New York.

Happy

Happy by C2C (from their album Tetra) as captured in black and white by director Wendy Morgan.

Digital Motion Sculptures

The CCTV Documentary Channel ID uses awe-inspiring digital sculptures based on human movement with materials like steel, wood, and glass.

Signal the Captain

This video features the song Signal the Captain by Of Porcelain, paired with a remarkable range of dance genres and styles.

What'll It Take

What’ll It Take is a track from Graham Coxon’s album A+E.

Ingenue

This video for Ingenue by Atoms for Peace features Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke and dancer Fukiko Takase.

 
Writers & Readers

Dance Book Poll

We asked our readers to list their favourite dance book for our August 2013 contest. Here’s what we heard back –

Forti & Rainer

Dance pioneers Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer on the question ‘Where does dance live?’

Dance Inspires

As the 30th ImPulsTanz wraps, Nina Saurugg’s film shows why the Vienna-based festival is so inspiring.

Improv Takes the Screen

A trailer for Katrina McPherson’s documentary featuring improvisational dance artist Kirstie Simson.

Copycat Performers & The Art of Creativity

Body2Body versus Body to Body.

Alex Wong

Canadian dancer Alex Wong has joined forces with NRG danceProject and will be traveling and teaching across the USA throughout 2014.

Hoopurbia

Hoopurbia, led by Canadian choreographer and dancer Rebecca Halls (now based in Berlin), is headed to Prague June 26th through 30th. The event promises live musicians, performances, parties, jams and workshops in hoop, yoga, dance and pilates.

Mark Morris

The Mark Morris Dance Group presents L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato June 21 - June 23 at Toronto’s Luminato Festival.

Marina and Ulay

Performance artist Marina Abramović met performance artist Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen) in 1976, launching an intense love story and creative collaboration that ran through the 1980s. They re-connected on the last day of Abramović’s The Artist is Present in 2010. Abramović is a featured performer at this year’s Luminato Festival running June 14 - 23 in Toronto.

 

Beauty remained for just a moment then returned gently to her starting position…

Robyn Orlin / Moving into Dance Mophatong By George Stamos Beauty remained for just a moment then returned gently to her starting position... Festival TransAmériques 2013

From the centuries of oppression that led to apartheid, to Stephen Biko’s slogan “black is beautiful,” South African “beauty” is a complex topic.

Robyn Orlin and Moving Into Dance Mophatong

The Festival TransAmériques is set to present Beauty remained for just a moment then returned gently to her starting position... by choreographer Robyn Orlin, May 23rd and 24th.

 

Across Oceans

AI13’s Live Streaming Project By Kathleen Smith

Stream, a ballet featuring live streaming, was a highlight of AI13 at Canada’s National Ballet School.

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