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Alberta Dance Festival: Cayley Hanrahan

By Julye Huggins
Alberta Dance Festival

This recent addition to YouTube comes from the 29th Annual Alberta Dance Festival in Calgary, which continues to run through February 26th. The work here is Cayley Hanrahan’s Draft and features dancers Alexandra Garrido, Kaja Irwin, Chelsea Jones, Janelle Ferrara, Sydney Taylor, Ingrid Diaz and Natalka Lewis.The piece was performed during the festival’s first week of programming entitled “Foundations, ” which ran February 9th through 12th. Other featured Alberta choreographers included Serenella Argueta, Ania Biernacka, Naomi Brand, Jennifer DeWolf and Daniel Mills, Jennifer Hamman, Erin O’Loughlin, Deanna Witwer and Miku Tsuchiya. This week is “Parti”, running February 16th through 19th, and features works by Alison Bryan, Amber Douglas and Jennifer Mahood. Week three, “Zeitgeist, ” runs February 23rd through 26th and highlights the voice and movement work of Maya Lewandowsky (founder of La Caravan Dance Theatre).The theme of this year’s festival focuses on architecture, creating expressive spaces and their relevance to contemporary dance creation. While the festival was once known for a diversity of styles, the programming has turned primarily to contemporary dance.
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