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Bboyizm: IZM

Tomorrow, the last day of Canada Dance Festival 2011, Bboyizm presents IZM at the National Arts Centre studio in Ottawa. Judging from this epic p…

Lavish Dance Company: Affogato

Currently running at the Montréal Fringe, June 10th through 18th, Lavish Dance Company presents Affogato, the belly dance company’s second full-le…

Akram Khan Company: Confluence

Toronto’s Luminato festival, running June 10th through 19th, features the North American premiere of Akram Khan’s new choreography Confluence, pro…

Tempest: Without a Body

Festival Transamériques continues this week in Montréal with shows June 10th and 11th by MAU, a company from Auckland, New Zealand. The company’s name m…

Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble: Vesna Festival

Canada’s longest running Ukrainian festival, Vesna, took place May 13th and 14th in Saskatoon, featuring the culture’s art, food, clothing, music and dance….

Chanti Wadge: o deer!

Festival Transamériques kicked off last week, running May 26th through June 11th. Among the featured artists is Chanti Wadge, a choreographer born in Se…

Monsters of HipHop Dance Convention: Royal Flush

Now in its eighth touring year, the Monsters of HipHop Dance Convention hits Toronto May 21st and 22nd. The event is a two-day workshop with top profes…

Dance 2 Danse Festival cancelled

Toronto’s Dance 2 Danse (D2D) Festival has been cancelled for 2011, and possibly for good. Sion Irwin-Childs, artistic director an…

 

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a VIDF Dancer! 

By Mary Theresa Kelly Vancouver International Dance Festival  Vancouver International Dance Festival 

Although Peter Bingham has never been spotted changing disguise in a telephone booth, the mild-mannered choreographer of the mixed bill titled Life Sentences continues to fight for the truth of contact dance, creating work that is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, with dancers who appear able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound.

 

Brian Webb announces his departure from CDF

Brian Webb, artistic director of the Canada Dance Festival (CDF), announced in January that he will be completing his tenure in Oc...

Yvonne Pouget: Il viaggio – la smorfia della vita

The Vancouver International Dance Festival has hit the ground running with programming spanning March 1st through 19th, featuring artists from Vancouve…

Alberta Dance Festival: Cayley Hanrahan

This recent addition to YouTube comes from the 29th Annual Alberta Dance Festival in Calgary, which continues to run through February 26th. The work he…

Toronto International Swing Dance Championships: Michael Kielbasa and Jennifer DeLuca

Running February 10th through 13th, the Toronto International Swing Dance Championships are taking the floor with Jack & Jill (in which partners are ra…

International choreography competition returns to Saint-Sauveur

After a six-year hiatus, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur announces the return of its international choreography competition...

Les Productions Figlio: Conversations

Running February 10th through 12th, The Dance Centre and Chutzpah! Festival present Les Productions Figlio, Serge Bennathan’s Vancouver-based production…

Susanna Hood: Shudder

Kicking starting the four-day Connect TO festival this Wednesday, Susanna Hood’s company hum dansoundart performs her newest work Shudder. Other…

Karen Jamieson Dance: Listen

The November 2010 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes a feature on site-specific dance: “Reconsidering Public Space: Dance in situ

 

Diverse Offerings

By Jocelyn Grossé Calgary’s Fluid Movement Arts Festival Fluid Movement Arts Festival

Calgary’s Fluid Movement Arts Festival, presented by Springboard Dance, included New York’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and emerging Calgary-based and Western Canadian choreographers.

Company Blonde: Ruby Venus

Toronto was hopping Saturday night as artists burst upon the city in a night of Nuit Blanche revelry. Several dance events were featured in the all-ni…

Manifesto Hip Hop Festival: Canada Pro Dance Competition

On Saturday September 25th Toronto heats up with the Canada Pro Dance Competition at the 2010 Manifesto Hip Hop Festival. This is the city’s biggest b…

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