Holiday Merrymaking: Mummering in Newfoundland

The Dec/Jan 09/10 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an article about custom of mummering in Newfoundland.

Dance NL founded

The creation of Dance NL, a sectoral dance association for Newfoundland and Labrador, was announced November 6th. The organization…

Goulish dancers deliver "Thriller-Grams" in St. John's

From October 26-30, 2009, St. John's contemporary dancers delivered live presentations of the famous Michael Jackson "Thriller" da...

Preservation and facility issues brought to light in St. John's

In response to the lack of office, studio and rehearsal space in St. John’s, the Artists Infrastructure Committee (AIC), a sub-com…


The Little Big Festival 

By Philip Szporer Festival of New Dance  Festival of New Dance

There is no definitive formula for running a dance festival, but in the scheme of all things, the St. John’s Festival of New Dance is infused with the boldness of what might be described as a little big festival.  

Absorbing All Boundaries 

By Marilyn R. Wilson The 15th Annual Festival of New Dance  Festival of New Dance

Two premieres, both of Newfoundland works; a six-day schedule of three repeating programs in venues throughout downtown St. John’s; and fourteen free shows, in such unexpected/found spaces as churchyard trees and high-end clothing boutiques. The Festival of New Dance’s fifteenth anniversary spread also incorporated “Momenta”, which ran throughout the festival at LSPU Hall.  

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