Evolution of BBoying

Choreographer/dancer and Bboyizm founder Yvon Soglo (aka Crazy Smooth) brings the interactive show Evolution of BBoying (from the 70s to present day) to the Ottawa Children’s Festival, May 29th through June 2nd.


Accès Asie Style

By Andrew Guilbert

The Accès Asie Festival, which promotes Asian arts and culture of every vein from dance to documentaries to degustations, wrapped up in Montréal recently with public, open-air performances at the Quartier des spectacles.


Butoh and Beyond

By Kaija Pepper Vancouver International Dance Festival

The roots of the thirteen-year-old Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF), produced by Kokoro Dance, are in butoh. Review by Kaija Pepper.

CanAsian International Dance Festival

Looking ahead, the 2013 CanAsian International Dance Festival is set to take place April 27th through May 12th in Toronto. This year’s programming feat…

VIDF presents new Choreographic Award

The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) recently announced its inaugural Choreographic Award, which recognizes (biennially) outstanding artistic achievement in choreography.

Battery Opera

Also at the Vancouver International Dance Festival (March 2-23), Battery Opera presents a double bill tonight and tomorrow (March 12-13) with the duet …

Compaigni V’ni Dansi

Running March 2nd through 23rd, the Vancouver International Dance Festival presents an amazing program of artists from New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark …

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 …

Toronto Salsa Festival

Coming up at the end of the month, the Toronto Salsa Festival runs March 28th through 31st at the Sheraton Centre. The event promises a full weekend of…

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…

Jing Wo Lion Dance Team: Ringing in the Year of the Snake

February 10th, feasting and firecrackers broke-in the Chinese Lunar New Year 2013: The Year of the Snake. At the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, a perf…


Soo Ryu Festival

By Jennifer Ip Soo Ryu Festival 

The 7th Soo Ryu Dance Festival, commemorating 50 years of Canada-Korea diplomatic relations, featured traditional Korean dance as well as other cultures and artistries in Asian dance performance at the P.C. Ho Theatre in Toronto.


NAfro: Moving Inspirations Festival

By Holly Harris NAfro: Moving Inspirations Festival  NAfro Dance Productions

Ten years after being birthed by founding artistic director Casimiro Nhussi, Winnipeg’s NAfro Dance Productions has come of age.

Savitha Sastry: Featured at Gait to the Spirit

Coming up in Vancouver, the third annual festival celebrating classical dance of India entitled Gait to the Spirit will be presented by Mandala …

Rafaela Carrasco: Vamos al Tiroteo,versiones de un tiempo pasado

Heating up the stage at the 6th Annual Toronto International Flamenco Festival is Vamos al Tiroteo, versiones de un tiempo pasado by Rafaela Car…

in’trinzik Dance Project: MetaDada

Recently on September 29th in Toronto, Nuit Blanche erupted art in the downtown core, including several different dance installations. Among them was a …

Circle of Eleven: LEO

The Berlin-based company Circle of Eleven hits Calgary for a three-day run at the Fluid Festival, October 11th through 13th. Their production LEO


Canada’s Fabulous Flamencos 

By Kaija Pepper Vancouver International Flamenco Festival  Flamenco Rosario, Fiona Malena, Myriam Allard & Various

The roll call for the two mixed bills at the 23rd Vancouver International Flamenco Festival on September 20th and 21st at the Waterfront Theatre was made up of a cross-section of Canadian women.

Dancefilm rising

A crowded fall festival season didn’t deter Cinédanse Montréal from muscling its way into the field with a four-day run in Septemb…

Alberta Aboriginal Arts: They Shoot Buffalo Don't They?

The Prismatic Festival in Halifax continues to run September 14th through 29th, presenting forty-seven performances by culturally diverse artists from …

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