MDC Company Manager Josh Fletcher gives us the inside scoop on the magic of Matter Dance Company's "Once Upon" at the Den Theatre. Here's what he told us:
DancerMusic writer Crystal Gurrola interviews forward. the movement founders Kaytee Cox and Ally Sanov on the company's debut performance.
Dezza Dance's performance of "Deep Roots" will take place on April 5th and 6th at Vancouver's Aberthau Mansion / West Point Grey Community Centre. DancerMusic's Melissa Panetta had the chance to speak with Desirée Dunbar, and here's what she told us.
Canadian choreographer Wen Wei Wang has been creating award winning dance for years, and DancerMusic's Melissa Panetta had the chance to speak with him about his work "Dialogue", which is on tour across Canada now. Here's what he told us:
Chicago Repertory Ballet performs Wade Schaaf's "MACBETH" at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre, and DancerMusic's Crystal Gurrola spoke to Wade about the return of this very admired production. Here's what Wade told us:
Joshua Manculich's new work "Scenic Route" will be part of DanceWorks Chicago's "DanceFlight" at Chicago's Ruth Page Center for the Arts, and of course we wanted to hear more about what went into making the work. Here's what Joshua told us:
Hedwig Dances brings together choreographers Rigoberto Saura and Taimy Ramos in "SEA LEVEL: Above and Below". We asked these rising choreographers about Saura's "The Flowering Mechanism" and Ramos' "A Flor de Piel", and here's what they told us:
Praize Productions Inc. CEO and founder Enneressa Davis tells us all about the inspiration, creative process and artists that bring their latest production, "Smells Like Freedom," to life. Here's what she told us:
We asked the five participating choreographers one question each about their works in Red Clay Dance Company's La Femme Dance Festival. Here's what L. Graciella Maiolatesi, Brittany C. Winters, Jasmin Williams, Marceia Scruggs and Linsday Renea Benton told us:
In Urban Bush Women's Hair and Other Stories, hair is used as the jumping off point to begin a conversation about colorism and racism. Since its founding in 1984 by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, UBW has sought to "bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance." To this day the company stays true to its mission and artistic vision, and audiences can see the evidence of their drive and passion to push that mission and vision forward in Hair and Other Stories. Furthermore, upon learning more about the performance or physically being present for it, you'll soon discover that each of UBW's core values is also represented in the work. One such example is UBW validates the individual by recognizing the importance of hair stories from people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. They are an ear that is eternally and openly listening to anyone who has a story to tell; you can even submit a story to them at anytime via the Story Booth on their website. The company also has an long standing partnership with The People's Institute of Survival and Beyond (PISAB) - an organization devoted to undoing racism community programs, workshops and other educational experiences. To learn more about Hair and Other Stories, DancerMusic Dance Editor Kristi Licera caught up with Urban Bush Women Associate Artistic Director Chanon Judson. Here's what she told us: