Garfield Lemonius vividly remembers the night he watched an ambulance drive away with one of his York University classmates after she fainted at a dance performance. He and several other dance students had taken the Toronto Transit Commission downtown to see a show, and that’s when his classmate—who he describes as a beautiful dancer struggling […]
There’s no denying that 2020 has been full of tragedy, heartbreak and unimaginable difficulties. But it’s also had its fair share of silver linings, with dancers leaping into action to help others or breaking boundaries within their own work. We’re revisiting some of our favorite feel-good stories of the year to remember how dancers buoyed […]
Dance artists are no strangers to making it work. From brand-new premieres to digital reimaginings, these six performances, slated to find stages and screens this month, prove just how true that is. Imagining Indigenous Futures Dancing Earth’s Esmé Olivia Anne Pesata, Courtesy Dancing Earth ONLINE Contemporary Indigenous dance company Dancing Earth explodes antiquated stereotypes of […]
As the presidential election approaches, it’s a particularly meaningful time to remember that we are celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment, when women earned the right to vote after a decades-long battle. Movement was more than a metaphor for the fight for women’s suffrage—dancers played a real role, most notably Florence Fleming Noyes, who […]
Now more than ever, the students of USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance are embodying their program’s vision: “The New Movement.” As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, the dance world continues to be faced with unprecedented challenges, but USC Kaufman’s faculty and BFA students haven’t shied away from them. While many schools have had to […]
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The Dance Teacher Awards are here , and this year we’re going virtual. The upside of a virtual awards ceremony? We can invite all of you! Though we’ll be in a new setting (Zoom!), the purpose of the Dance Teacher Awards remains the same: celebrating outstanding educators for their contributions to our field. This year, […]
In “Hover through the fog and filthy air,” Chloé Albaret and choreographer Marne van Opstal escape from cubes obscured by haze to dance together in an exploration of freedom and isolation. Conceptualized by Casper Faassen, who also provided artistic direction, the film features music by Bart Wirtz and Oscar de Jong.