Dance Weekend News
6 days until #DanceWeekend21! Meet Nostos Collectives: an autonomous group of emerging contemporary dance artists based in Halifax and Toronto, started by Jessica Lowe, Sarah Hopkin, and Olivia Aubrecht. "We have establised our identity as a diverse and inclusive group of young, talented, and hard-working artists from various training backgrounds.
8 days until #DanceWeekend21! Meet Carmen Romero: a leading, award-winning flamenco dance artist and empresario in Canada. She founded Compania Carmen Romero in 1992 and soon after the School of Flamenco Dance arts developed where she created a unique pedagogy in Flamenco Dance Arts. She uses many modalities from her education and experience to be able to guide her students of any age and walk of life. “Dance to me is a way to express myself, connect with others. No rules, no prejudice.
9 days until #DanceWeekend21! Meet Vanguardia Dance Projects: a collective of Latin American-Canadian artists committed to supporting contemporary dance artists' professional development through different events such as our bi-annual festival, producing artists work, workshops and touring.
10 days until #DanceWeekend21! Meet Alan Faigal: a movement specialist in the fitness/wellness industry for over 21 years whose core values of accessibility and inclusivity have informed his career. He's currently a Community Dance Animator & Cultural Ambassador for Culture Shock Canada.
11 days until #DanceWeekend21!
Meet Robyn Bedford: a Toronto-based independent dance artist and registered trauma informed Yoga teacher with reiki healing attunment. In addition to furthering her healing practise, her passions live in contemporary modern dance, experimental improvisation and most recently, dance filmmaking.
Watch the film We'll Be Alright as part of the DanceWeekend21 film series presentation on Apr 30. #ComeDanceWithUs Read more here:
12 days until #DanceWeekend21! Meet Maxim Luca Bortnowski of maximalbstudio and Melanie Elysse Old of Melanie Old Dance Projects. Maxim is a professional photographer and videographer and Melanie is a professional dancer and choreographer. Their film collaboration M being presented at DanceWeekend21 is directed and edited by Maxim and choreographed and performed by Melanie.
Find out what it's all about - tune into our film series presentation on Fri April 30th.
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13 days until #DanceWeekend21! Meet Louis Laberge-Côté and Michael Caldwell: Toronto-based dance artists and life partners who occasionally explore their choreographic ideas collaboratively. Their short film Good morning, good night was concived during the pandemic and aims to share various conflicting sensations experienced while in lockdown. Tune in Apr 30 to watch the film and meet the pair, virtually! #ComeDanceWithUs Read more here:
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15 days until #DanceWeekend21! Meet Emily Cheung: Artist Director of LIttle Pear Garden Dance Company, a dance company which develops and promtes Chinese dance in Canada.
At #DanceWeekend21 she will be sharing a Chinese contemporary dance as a preview to the full length repertoire being presented in Toronto in 2023. It tells a story of the most pressing current social issues through an abstract interpretation.
#ComeDanceWithUs Follow @littlepeargdc to learn more about thier Asian Dance form class offerings and their upcoming film!
14 days until #DanceWeekend21! Meet Kylie Thompson. Since 2017, her company Kylie Thompson Dance has been the home of her creative works: collaborating with dance artists, filmmakers & designers and training emerging and professonial dancers. She'll be sharing her short dance visual created last 2020. November is a collaborative effort with filming and editing by Kylie and performance/improvisation by Geanderson Mello. "I've faced many challenges throught the pandemic but have also learned a lot and enjoyed building my skills as a filmaker and editor.