Writers & Readers

Our Intern Andrew Guilbert in Maisonneuve

Our intern Andrew Guilbert writes about cigar-box guitars in the summer issue of Maisonneuve.


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Feet First

Feet First: We've landed!

By Megan Andrews

Celebrate Canadian dance and dancers with us as we launch our brand new website!


The Healing Power of Art

Dancer, teacher, choreographer and expressive arts therapist Kathleen Rea has just published her first book, The Healing Dance:...


The Dance Current Reader Survey Report

Shaping our Organizational Transition By Megan Andrews

A great big thank you to everyone who took our marathon survey in the fall.

Franca biography shortlisted for Governor General's Literary Award

Author Carol Bishop-Gwyn’s The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca has been shortlisted for a 2012 Governor Gener…

Leland Windreich (1926-2012)

Leland Windreich – a rare breed of writer who established himself as an important dance historian and critic – uncovered one of Ca…

Canadian dance studies society adopts new name

The Canadian Society for Dance Studies/La Société canadienne d'études en danse (CSDS/SCDD) recently changed its name in order to b...

New book on contemporary Indian dance

Palgrave Macmillan recently published Contemporary Indian Dance: New Creative Choreography in India and the Diaspora, writt...

DCD launches new exhibit

On November 14th, Dance Collection Danse (DCD) unveiled its latest exhibit: Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970…

What Do Dancers Know?

On life, movement and brain elasticity By Sheila Heti

Several years ago, I performed in a ballet. I played the part of the “non-dancer”, although I danced.

Sonia Rodriguez co-authors children's book

Sonia Rodriguez, principal dancer at The National Ballet of Canada, and her husband Kurt Browning have co-written a new child...


Two new Canadian dance books hit the market

There are two new titles that dance lovers can start adding to their book collections this month, Compagnie Marie Chouinard Company, and the soon-to-be-released Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance.

MERGEzine re-launches

MERGEzine, a Toronto-based publication for emerging dance artists, will soon re-launch after taking a one-year hiatu...

New director to lead SCDS

Kate Cornell was recently appointed the new director of the Society for Canadian Dance Studies/La Société des études canadiennes e…

An Ambitious Course

Master Plan for Dance in Québec By Philip Szporer

In a policy document spanning 134 pages, Le Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) has launched its Master Plan for Professional Dance in Québec 2011-2021.


SCDS/SECD director Amy Bowring stepping down

Amy Bowring, founder/director of the Society of Canadian Dance Studies/La Société des études canadiennes en danse (SCDS/SECD), rec…


Two books from Western Canadian dancers

Leap, a new novel by Jodi Lundgren, is a fictional story about a fifteen-year-old girl and her relationship with dance.

Diving into Dance

A Critic's Manifesto By Kaija Pepper

As a critic, I tend not to reflect on my work: I guess I'm too busy pondering the dance I write about.


Train of Thought

Candid Reflections from Publisher/Founding Editor Megan Andrews By Megan Andrews

Reflecting on the experience of the past thirteen years creating and running "The Dance Current" is honestly overwhelming.