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Jeanne Holmes appointed artistic producer of CDF

On December 1st, Jeanne Holmes will take her post as the new artistic producer of the Canada Dance Festival (CDF). With a backgrou...

 

Summer Banquet 

By Paula Citron dance: made in canada/fait au canada   dance: made in canada/fait au canada

Ever since the late, lamented fFIDA (fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists) exited the scene in 2006, Toronto dance aficionados have been without their August fix. Happily, the new festival dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d: mic/fac) is filling that void.  

Rosanna Terracciano: Interview

The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival kicks off next week and runs September 26th through October 2nd at various venues around the city. Check…

SNAFU Dance Theatre: Pretty Little Instincts

Last month at the SummerWorks Theatre Festival (National Series) in Toronto, the Victoria-based company SNAFU Dance Theatre presented Pretty Little …

Sapience Dance Collective: Species

The Vancouver International Fringe Festival is set to stage Species, an evening-length contemporary dance production, which runs September 8th th…

Vancouver International Tap Festival: Showcasing Jason Samuels Smith and Company

Coming up September 2nd through 4th, the Vancouver International Tap Festival will be presenting classes, workshops and performances at various venues a…

The Techno Prince: Taking on TAIWANfest

Coming up August 26th through 28th, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre presents TAIWANfest: Taiwan Rising. Among the cultural festivities are some rather in…

Polonez Polish Folk Arts Ensemble: Represent!

Last Friday, the Polonez Polish Folk Arts Ensemble performed at the Royal Days International Folk Dance Festival in Székesfehérvár, Hungary (August 14th…

Combat: The Art of War

Also featured at the Summerworks Festival in Toronto (August 4th through 14th) is Combat, directed and choreographed by Claire Calnan and Alliso…

Company Blonde: Malaria Lullaby

Now into the second week of its run at Summerworks Festival in Toronto, Malaria Lullaby is taking off and runs August 4th through 14th. This sho…

 

Smart and Edgy, Brash and Hopeful 

By Kaija Pepper Dancing on the Edge  Dancing on the Edge 

Every Dancing on the Edge Festival needs at least one really edgy show to justify the festival’s name, and this twenty-third edition had two.

Tirgan Iranian Festival: Ida Saki

Last weekend at the Tirgan Iranian Festival, July 21st through 24th in Toronto, Ida Saki performed modern dance to traditional Persian music. This Irani…

Vancouver Korean Dance Society: Kicking off the Surrey Fusion Festival

Recently at the Surrey Fusion Festival (July 16-17), the Vancouver Korean Dance Society performed during the opening day celebration, including this sol…

Northbuck: Canada's Leading Krump Group

During Harbourfront’s Island Soul festival this week in Toronto (July 29th through August 1st), Canada’s top krumping group Northbuck will be hitting t…

San Tropez: Shaking up Festivalissimo

Montréal’s San Tropez Dance Company was among the featured performers at the 2011 Festivalissimo film festival, presenting salsa, cha-cha and tango. The…

Bolero Dance Theatre: Matador

Running July 14th through 23rd at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, Bolero Dance Theatre presents Matador, an evening of flamenco and Spanish…

UNITY Charity: Empowering Youth

Check out this promo video for UNITY Charity, which recently held its annual festival July 7th through 10th. UNITY Charity is an arts-based alternative…

Lost & Found: Blindsight

As part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival in Vancouver, the Montréal-based company Lost & Found presents Blindsight (Angle Mort) July 12th and…

Catalyst: The 5th Element

Running during the Toronto Fringe Festival, The 5th Element is presented by Catalyst, July 6th through 16th. This interview with directors Janet …

Feathers vs. Fauna: Aviary

Tonight through July 16th Toronto’s Fringe Festival presents Feathers vs. Fauna, a double bill that includes two premieres from Toronto choreogr…

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