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Performing Performances

By Kathleen Smith SummerWorks Festival

Dance was front and centre at SummerWorks this year, building on some serious bonds forged during past editions of this annual contemporary performance festival in Toronto.

CASCADIA Dance & Cinema Festival in Vancouver

This teaser of PAS by Canadian Aléas Films is just a hint of some of what will be on offer at the CASCADIA Dance & Cinema Festival.

 
360 Dance

Ted Shawn’s Dream: Redux

By Philip Szporer

Now, in its eighty-forth season, the ten-week festival is home to artists performing on the various stages, including an impressive outdoor venue named Inside/Out. The School at Jacob’s Pillow brings faculty and students from the ballet, contemporary and dance theatre streams of dance, and this year change was in the air.

HATAW Explores Filipino Folk Dance from a Canadian Perspective

HATAW performs at SummerWorks and Kultura festivals this month.

 
Various Artists

Winnipeg International Salsa Festival

Festival | Festival

Winnipeg MB
September 9-11 septembre 2016
Salsa, Latin

 

The Range at ROMP!

From experimental solos to Le Jazz Hot By Robin J. Miller ROMP! Festival of Dance

Joshua Beamish opened the nineteenth annual ROMP! Festival of Dance, presented by Victoria’s Suddenly Dance Theatre, with a solo show called Lone Wolf.

 
Various Artists

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Festival | Festival

Vancouver BC
September 10-20 septembre 2016
Various dates and times
Flamenco

Perpetually in Motion

Principal dancer and resident choreographer with The National Ballet of Canada, composer, creator and, again this summer, artistic director of the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur – an inspired meeting point of Canadian and international dance and music – Guillaume Côté describes himself as neurotic about dance.

 
Various Artists

Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
September 2-5 septembre 2016
Various dates and times
Various, Clown, Acrobatics, Circus

 
Various Artists

Vancouver International Tap Festival

Festival | Festival

Vancouver BC
September 1-4 septembre 2016
Various dates and times
Tap

For All People

Culture Shock Toronto bring their style and savvy to Bollywood Monster Mashup, Canada’s largest South Asian Festival.

 

Edge 2 and 3

Dancing on the Edge 2016 By Rachel Silver Maddock Dancing on the Edge Festival 2016

Kaleido by Tentacle Tribe for OURU Collective, Dialogue by Wen Wei Wang, the neck to fall by Ziyian Kwan and more in this series of capsule reviews.

the edges of things are ill defined

After a mentorship of Berlin-based dramaturge Gabi Beier and a residency at The Dance Centre, Vancouver-based choreographer Julianne Chapple premieres a duet at this year’s Dancing on the Edge Festival of Contemporary Dance.

 
On the Ground

Canada Celebrates Dance @CDF2016

The most remarkable part of the whole experience for me was the amazing sense of community. Every show was attended by people of all different ages. Almost every single show sold out and by the end had almost everyone standing on their feet in applause.

Ottawa GreekFest Flash Mob

Get to the Greek! Summertime festivals all boast food and fun but no one hosts a dance party like this happy group of Mediterraneans at Ottawa GreekFest.

New Blue Emerging Dance Festival

Local correspondent Dedra McDermott visits the New Blue Emerging Dance Festival workshop day on June 4, capturing class, choreography and what this new group is all about.

 
Various Artists

New Blue: Festival of Emerging Dance

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
June 10-12 juin 2016
Various times
Interdisciplinary

 

Mille batailles

Festival TransAmériques 2016 By Mark Mann, Philip Szporer Milles batailles

“Dance is physical combat most of the time,” wrote Louise Lecavalier in the notes for Mille batailles, a ferocious new work by the legendary Montréal choreographer and dancer at Festival TransAmériques.

 

Cross-Canada Checkup

Canada Dance Festival takes the pulse of dance in Canada By Kathleen Smith

Now gearing up for its twentieth edition, CDF offers an important accounting of the state of the art of dance across the country. With regular “off-year” events and a full-on festival every other year, the festival is dedicated to growing audiences in the Ottawa region and providing a meeting site for dance artists across regional, generational, cultural and disciplinary lines.

Louise Lecavalier, Virtual Combat and FTA’s Tenth Anniversary

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Festival TransAmériques, and Montréal-based dancer and choreographer Louise Lecavalier is turning the stage into an imaginary battleground, diving into nine rounds of virtual combat with dancer Robert Abubo.

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