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Walk This Way

By Philip Szporer Corps de Walk Carte Blanche

Philip Szporer reviews Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s “roaringly good” Corps de Walk presented by the Norwegian company Carte Blanche.

Red Sky Presenting Series

Coming up in April, Red Sky Presenting Series presents a two-night event in Toronto featuring the life of acclaimed dancer Jock Soto, former principal d…

Decentralized Dance Party

Today marks FIVE YEARS of daily video postings!!! In celebration, we share this global dance party initiative, started by Canadians.

Update in the story of Bolshoi director acid attack

The person responsible for last January’s acid attack on Bolshoi Director Sergei Filin has apparently been revealed.

 

26th Prix RIDEAU announced

This year, event coordinators welcomed nearly 1400 people to the twenty-sixth Prix RIDEAU, held in Québec from February 17th through 21st.

 

Canadian awarded Prix de Lausanne 2013

Canadian Cesar Corrales has been awarded the Prix de Lausanne 2013, an international ballet competition for dancers ages fifteen through eighteen.

New Shanghai Circus

Tonight in Saint John (NB), New Shanghai Circus (lead by Mr. Zhao Lizhi) is set to dazzle audiences, much as they have over the last sixteen years. The …

Kalanidhi International Festival

Just around the corner in Toronto is the Kalanidhi International Festival 2013. This year, the festival’s artistic director Sudha Khandwani celebrates …

 

André Gingras, 1966-2013

After having battled colon cancer for several years, dance artist André Gingras died on February 17th at age forty-six, in Breda, The Netherlands.

 

Nancy Lima Dent, 1919-2013

Pioneering modern dance choreographer Nancy Lima Dent died on February 15th, age 93, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Born in Toronto to Italian immigrant parents, Lima Dent was not allowed to study dance as a child but did study piano at the Toronto Conservatory of Music.

 

Flamenco Spectrum

By Kathleen Smith Flamenca Noche, HomoBLABLAtus Soledad Barrio & La Otra Orilla

Dance forms must grow and evolve away from their originating traditions if they are to survive and attract new generations of practitioners and aficionados. At the same time, tradition demands and deserves the utmost respect. Flamenco is both a case in point and – as demonstrated by Spanish artist Soledad Barrio’s Noche Flamenca and Montréal’s La Otra Orilla in separate recent Toronto concerts.

 

The Projected Body

41st Dance on Camera Festival in New York By Philip Szporer

When the Dance on Camera Festival (DCF) beckons with its annual call for submissions, there’s generally a current of excitement that ripples through the dance-film community. Report by Philip Szporer.

 

Louise Quick on Cabaret, Bob Fosse and life on Broadway

By Moze Mossanen

Bob Fosse cast Louise Quick as a Kit Kat Klub dancer for his movie version of Cabaret in 1971. In the film, she is introduced by the Master of Ceremonies (played by Joel Grey) as ‘Helga’ in the lineup of dancers during the first number, Willkommen.

Carte Blanche

The Norwegian contemporary dance company Carte Blanche is hitting Canada, first at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa with 3 O’Clock in the Afternoo…

National Ballet of China

Running February 21st through 24th at La Place des Arts, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal offers a special presentation of La Lanterne Rouge…

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

The month-long thirteenth annual Chutzpah! Festival is an international showcase of Jewish performing arts held in Vancouver, February 7th through Marc…

T.r.a.s.h.: Enchanted Room and T†Bernadette

The National Arts Centre in Ottawa is set to host the Netherlands-based dance company T.r.a.s.h. this week for their double-bill performance of Enc…

 

Quanz Awarded State Medal in Literature and the Arts

On February 11th, Canadian choreographer Peter Quanz will receive the State Medal in Literature and the Arts from President Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia.

 

Bolshoi Director Filin attacked

The dance world reacted in shock when a masked assailant attacked Sergei Filin, artistic director of Russia’s revered Bolshoi Ballet, near his home last month.

Still Standing You: Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido

Having just finished a run (January 29-February 2) at the PuSH Festival in Vancouver, Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido will be hitting the National Ar…

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