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Northwest Dance Project

After 10 years of working in Portland, Oregon with a dance outfit the American press has been hailing as the country’s latest “it” company, Sarah Slipper returns to her misty hometo...
A throwback to the Romantic era of ballet

Achieving the holy trinity

“Giselle is part of that holy trinity of the classical ballets,” explains Alberta Ballet’s artistic director, Jean Grand-Maitre (the other two being The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lak...
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Movement across the prairies

Since its inception in 2010, the Prairie Dance Circuit has kept its focus on garnering exposure for western Canadian dance artists. The Circuit annually features a selection of works by choreographer...
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Paint meets pointe

Citie Ballet’s newest work offers an unusual collaboration, where neoclassical ballet, contemporary dance and the sweeping movements of a painter meet on stage. Edmonton’s only resident p...
Dancing a legacy of Revelations // Eduardo Patino, NYC

Ailey II

From the age of nine, Troy Powell has followed what some might call the “Ailey Path.” When Alvin Ailey himself visited Powell’s elementary school, the modern-dance legend handpicked...
Getting to know Lhasa // Jean-François Leblanc

Danse Lhasa Danse

When the world lost 37-year-old musician Lhasa De Sela to cancer on January 1, 2010, artists in Montréal were particularly struck with grief. The American-Mexican De Sela, better known simply as Lhas...
// Paul McGrath

Up Close

Alberta Ballet’s Up Close features a rare circumstance for the ballet world: an (almost) all-male cast. Of the three pieces in the show, a lone female dancer (Reilly Bell) is slated to perform ...
An amazing installation/dance piece from Expanse 2013 was Pamela Tzeng from Calgary in As a Matter of Box—so unique and visually arresting." Photographer Marc Chalifoux on capturing his favourite dance moment of 2013

Navel gazing

Twelve months have come and gone on Edmonton’s stages, so we polled the city’s dance sphere to share their favourite moments as both watchers and performers. There was incredible response...
// Charles Hope

The Nutcracker

At the ripe age of 21, Taryn Nowels has seen her fair share of Nutcracker productions. It’s her first season with Alberta Ballet this year, and the transplant from Huntington Beach, California ...