Keeping Time

Everybody has a story. If you take the time to ask questions and listen, you might even uncover a piece of dance history. Here is one such gem. Meet Shirley Sommerville.

Justin Jackson Jamming

Justin Jackson of So You Think You Can Dance Canada notoriety is a nine time tap dancing champion of Canada; however, his involvement with dance extends far beyond his own achievements.

Software Teaches Itself How to Dance

“It takes ten years, usually, to make a dancer” according to Martha Graham. Although Martha never had computer technology as a pupil.

Exterminating Angel

Emerging choreographer Alysa Pires of Alysa Pires Dance Projects brings her bold movement quality and theatrical edge to the Toronto Fringe.

Dance Meets Pilates

Katie Ewald of Kinetic Pilates and Rehabilitation marries scientific knowledge with her dance background to work towards rehabilitation.


Dynamic and hypnotic, Hanna Kiel’s work Armband (2015) is shared here in a series of bite-size excerpts.

Atelier de flamenco avec Juan Carlos Lérida

A video montage filmed by Miguel Medina around on a workshop presented by La Otra Orilla and featuring the flamenco artist Juan Carlos Lérida of Seville, Spain.

Dance at Luminato 2016

Yes Yes Y’all is a Toronto-based collective working to connect the city’s queer and hip hop communities through large dancehall parties. This video features one of said dance parties.

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.

Cornstarch and Other Dilemmas

New work by Montréal dance students premieres at St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival.

Kathak Maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj in Ottawa

According to Pandit Birju Maharaj’s website, he is a direct descendant of Ishwari Prasadji, the first known kathak teacher. This video shows the making of a kathak sequence with Maharaj.


IMissYou by Toronto-based choreographer Patricia Allison is an intimate and heartwarming piece about love, loss and loneliness.

Sharing Dance Day 2016

Dancers from across the country have been hard at work learning this year’s Sharing Dance Day routine, and they’re just about ready to share the choreography with the masses.

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.


Chimera, an energetic, kaleidoscopic dancefilm written and directed by Paris-based filmmaker Steven Briand, is inspired by the chimera, a mythological hybrid of a lion, goat and snake.

Dance featured at Open Ears Festival

The festival in Kitchener, ON, features national and international sound artists and musicians and includes everything from orchestral music to electroacoustic experimental music, sound installation and performance.

Swan Lake Syndrome

The forty-minute solo by Toronto-based artist Linnea Swan is a comedic and poignant autobiography of the highs and lows of a life and career in dance – starting with having the last name Swan as a young ballerina.


Prescriptions is the latest art-meets-dance collaboration between ibiki.co founder Jonah Leslie and Compagnie Marie Chouinard dancer Paige Culley.

Long Weekend Salsa

Salsa is infectious. It has an energy and radiance that fills the body with rhythm, imploring the hips to move. The Montréal Salsa Convention takes place May 19 through 23 featuring international and Canadian dancers.

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