02 Nov 2018

A Weekend Of Dance

‘While the poet wrestles with the horses in his brain and the sculptor wounds his eyes on the hard spark of alabaster, the dancer battles the air around her, air that threatens at any moment to destroy her harmony or to open huge empty spaces where her rhythm will be

19 Jun 2018

Nicole Ward

i. I work as a: Contemporary Ballet Dancer with Ballet British Columbia. ii. I do this creative work because: It’s the purest form of expression in my opinion; there is something very primal about using the body to communicate with others. It’s a further extension of emotions, something that brings

10 Jun 2018

Dancing On The Edge

‘Overlapped mattresses slashed, ripped open by a knife, mutilated. A mishmash of resurrected objects, a breath of life in death. A no man’s land of destruction where Peter James and Jassem Hindi form a duo of wandering vagabonds, survivors killing time and boredom, spewing out and sublimating their pain and

23 Aug 2016

From Rapier to Malapad

Long before there was much hip in Vancouver’s hop, you could still find talented dancers and choreographers teaching hip-hop classes in small studios and gyms around town. The classes attracted a wild mix of ages and dance stages –  just people wanting to listen to great music, get some exercise and have

17 Nov 2015

Livona Ellis

When you ask most people about Spin class, they throw out words like: intense, energizing, grueling, medieval chain gang madness. It is wheels whipping, legs cramping, sweat flying. 4, 3, 2, 1. Out of the saddle. When you ask Livona Ellis about Spin class, she settles into a tranquil sigh.

10 Jan 2015

Alanna Sager

If you want to  be invited back to the theatre, do not wish any of the performers the accursed good luck. If you must add your two bits, you can try the break a leg approach with actors, maybe singers. With dancers, however, you can imagine that break a leg is no