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BOLD: Canterbury High School Dance Night

Dance Night 2019 will be held on May 23rd and May 24th, at 7:00 pm in the Barrie Alexander Auditorium at Canterbury High School. Come and enjoy performances choreographed and produced by the graduating class of the Canterbury Dance Company, as well as pieces by guest artists, with dancers from Grades 10 – 12. Adult […]

Alberta Ballet – Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum

Danced to the soulful music of treasured singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, The Fiddle and the Drum was the first in Alberta Ballet’s popular series of portrait ballets. For this beautiful contemporary ballet, Mitchell chose 14 of her more powerful songs to be illuminated by the captivating choreography of artistic director Jean Grand-Maître. With her celebrated imagery […]

Le Patin Libre – Threshold

Le Patin Libre, whose members are all highly trained skaters, caused a sensation with Vertical Influences, a revolutionary revision of what an ice show can be, performed on our NAC Dance season in 2015. The same artistic team – Pascale Jodoin, Jasmin Boivin, Taylor Dilley, Samory Ba and Alexandre Hamel, joined by dramaturg Ruth Little – […]

Peggy Baker Dance Projects – who are we in the dark

Choreographed by eminent Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, who we are in the dark offers the immediacy of daring contemporary dance, supercharged live music, and exceptional visual design elements. With an original score composed and performed by Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld, both members of Grammy Award-winning rock band Arcade Fire, and seven extraordinary dancers, […]

Ballet BC – Mixed Program

Under the artistic direction of Emily Molnar, Ballet BC is lauded for its outstanding versatility and technique wherever it performs. In this specially curated program, the company’s fearless dancers will lead you on an emotionally exhilarating ride.  From Molnar’s highly anticipated new work, to the breathtaking BEGINNING AFTER by Cayetano Soto set to sacred music of the […]

pass more dance

pass more dance is pleased to bring you this first edition of a showing of short contemporary dance works, both new and remounted. We will be showing an exciting variety of five short contemporary dance pieces. Our lovely dancers and choreographers are: Leah Archambault, Lois Chan, Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson, Sarah Hopkin, Mizuki Hoshino and Chelsea Passmore. […]

Kidd Pivot – Revisor

Choreographer/director Crystal Pite and playwright/actor Jonathon Young have reinvented dance theatre, and gained the unanimous admiration of both critics and the general public. Following their powerfully moving and highly successful piece Betroffenheit, this next collaboration is a contemporary adaptation of an archetypal comic plot that serves as the basis for stunning choreography. Featuring eight dancers in […]

Broadway Workout – Orleans

5-6-7-8! Broadway Workout is a brand new dance-based fitness class for musical theater enthusiasts of any skill level. Learning choreography is great for mental and physical agility and is a ton of fun. Work on your choreography skills while working up a sweat to a popular Broadway song. Beginners welcome. No experience necessary. Arrive a […]

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company – Blood on the Dance Floor

Created and performed by Jacob Boehme, Blood on the Dance Floor is a search for answers, exploring the legacies and memories of our bloodlines. A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. Through a series of candid storytelling vignettes that range from black comedy […]

Victoria Hunt – Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka

Dance artist Victoria Hunt spent nearly 10 years researching her rich Maori heritage to prepare forCopper Promises. Her beautifully evocative solo explores the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi – a female ancestor, and the name for a Maori ceremonial house – whose story is seamlessly interwoven with Hunt’s own journey of finding family and […]

Lara Kramer – Windigo

Indigenous dance artist Lara Kramer creates political, potent works that often examine issues surrounding Canada and First Nations Peoples. Inspired by her Oji-Cree ancestry, her works are firmly linked to her memory and lineage.  In Windigo, we share an intimate space with two men—performers Peter James and Jassem Hindi—and witness the arc of their struggle with […]

Grupo Corpo – Bach, Gira

No two words more perfectly encapsulate an evening of dazzling dance than Grupo Corpo. The contemporary Brazilian company is known for its polished and remarkably disciplined precision. Company choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras’s signature style combines undulating torsos, rhythmic stamping footwork, impressive leaps and incredible athleticism. This stunning two-part program features Bach, with composer Marco Antonio Guimarães’s take […]

Malpaso Dance Company – Mixed Program

The Havana-based Malpaso – Cuba’s first independent dance company – has grown to become one of the most internationally sought-after in its short five-year history. For its NAC debut, it’s bringing a mix of the soulful, the sexy and the sensational. The beautiful duet Ocaso by resident choreographer and Artistic Director Osnel Delgado and Ohad Naharin’s Tabula Rasa perfectly […]

Fringe Review: raw footage

By Alex Katayama 40 minutes | Dance, Solo | PG When I was first assigned to review raw footage, the first thing I did was look up “contemporary dance” on Wikipedia and then desperately searched Youtube for “contemporary dance examples” — I figured a basic education couldn’t hurt. Then Friday night rolled around, I took my seat in […]

“If you can breathe, you can dance”

This Friday and Saturday, the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is presenting ROAR, a collection of three new dance pieces by Propeller Dance that challenge some common assumptions about dance. Since their founding in 2007, Propeller Dance has been striking back at conceptions of what it means for a body to be able, of the types of […]