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Fall Awards

Karen Kain of The National Ballet of Canada wins a Dance Magazine Award, founder of Festival TransAmériques Marie-Hélène Falcon wins 2015 Denise Pelletier Award, flamenco artists Maria Osende of Halifax wins the Established Artist Recognition Award and more.

 
Dancer's Kitchen

Laura’s Banana Nut Chia Pudding

By Laura Matthews

A quick and surprisingly filling breakfast or a simple snack to boost your energy with the superfood chia seeds!

 

The Future Dancers of Canada

A look at the next generation of dancers through performance images of professional and degree-granting programs from across the country.

 
Dancer's Kitchen

Shana's Kale and Quinoa Veggie Bowl

By Shana Troy

This dish is delicious, filling and easy to throw together on a fall evening. The quinoa and hummus are high in protein to help tired muscles repair, while the kale’s high vitamin K content is good for healthy bones.

 

End of Summer Dance Awards

Canadians collect awards from SummerWorks Festival in Toronto, The School of Dance in Ottawa, the World Highland Dance Championships, dance: made in canada/fait au Canada festival, CNE’s Rising Star Talent Competition, Canada Council for the Arts and more.

 

Is Everyone a Critic?

Changing Paradigms in Dance Criticism By Kathleen Smith

This past spring, tensions simmered in the Toronto dance community between artists and critics in the mainstream media. In this feature article from the July/August 2015 issue, Kathleen Smith has undertaken to investigate the issues that arose – exploring the history, the central issues, the problems and the questions that characterize the discourse today.

 

Emerging with Resilience

Eking Out a Life in Dance By Kate Morris

Emerging dancers, like their peers in other arts sectors, require determination, ingenuity and discipline. Graduates today seem better equipped to deal with the realities of a career in dance, but they require a strong professional network and community in order to persist. Easing the transition has become a goal for a number of service organizations, while grassroots initiatives and collectives provide spaces of creation and exploration, as well as mentorship opportunities, that keep them dancing.

2015/2016 Season Picks

Summer is the season of outdoor festivals and a time spent close to nature’s elements, but it is also a time for thinking ahead and planning for the fall. At The Dance Current we’re already looking forward to the autumn and thought you might like a glance at what’s coming up across the country.

 

Awards and Acknowledgements

Ginette Laurin was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, Vancouver’s Goh Ballet students win at the 2015 Seoul International Ballet Competition in Korea, East Coast choreographer Randy Glynn selected as a finalist for the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award, Vancouver’s The Dance Centre announces Jennifer Mascall as this year’s recipient for the Isadora Award for Excellence in Dance and Deanna Peters the recipient of the biennial Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, and Edmonton’s Ainsley Hillyard accepts the 2015 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Choreography.

 

Awarding Distinction, Innovation, Contribution and Commitment to Dance in Canada

Ballet BC’s Emily Molnar receives a Women of Distinction Award, Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prizes went to emerging dancers Sasha Beardmore and Candace Gordon and independent dance artists Meredith Kalaman, Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley, the City of Hamilton Arts Awards went to performance artists Learie McNicolls and Robin “Zee” Zilberg, and Montréal’s Culture Action Award went to Pierre Paul Savoie.

 
Healthy Dancer

Spring Vegetables And Why You Need Them

By Sarah Maughan

As the weather gets warmer, you naturally crave fresh produce and cooling foods with more water content. There are a few constants amongst veggies that are local in May and June – many of them are green in colour and rich in vitamin K and there are also a few that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. So why are vitamin K, folate and omega-3 fatty acids important for dancers?

 
Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation

Performance | Spectacle

National
January 28-9 avril 2016
Various days and times | Spectacles à différentes dates et heures
Ballet

 

Arts Organizations Tentatively Optimistic in Wake of 2015 Federal Budget

Most every government decision involving taxpayer money is met with frustration, doubt and debate. The 2015 federal budget is no different. Announced on April 21, 2015 by Finance Minister Joe Oliver, the pre-election budget failed to address certain aspects of life in Canada. The arts was one of them.

 

#CanadaDances - International Dance Day 2015 Photo/Video contest

Dancers across Canada posted their photos and videos on social media for International Dance Day on April 29.

 

Odysseo with Darren Charles

By Armando Biasi

Before starting hip hop classes at the age of fourteen, Darren Charles trained as a decathlete and high-board diver. He is now the choreographer and resident director for Odysseo the wildly popular equine extravaganza produced by Cavalia.

Ballet Adagio

Ballet Adagio is a slow-motion study of internationally renowned dancers Anna Marie and David Holmes performing a pas de deux adagio. Choreographed by Russian ballet master Asaf Messerer and set to Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor, the film offers a look at the demanding brilliance of the ballet form.

 

South Asian Dance

The category of South Asian dance is a broad one. It is a term that only takes on meaning in diaspora. Resilient and adaptable, South Asian dance forms have the capacity to transform and yet to retain formal elements that remain identifiable.

RWB’s Moulin Rouge Returns to Theatres

Beginning February 22, as part of Front Row Centre Events, Cineplex Theatres will once again feature Moulin Rouge by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

The Interviews by Travis Knights

“We have more sentimentality and stories in tap dance than the Bible” – Brenda Bufalino, tap dancer, artist, living legend.

 

Brian Ronald Macdonald 1928-2014

Internationally respected award-winning director and choreographer for stage and television in musical theatre, opera and ballet, Brian Macdonald died on November 29, 2014.

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