Choreography

Update: Ukiyo: Floating World

Over seventy students from Guelph, Waterloo and Toronto are coming together for a very brief period of time to share their creative passions. Guelph choreographer Meghan MacNeil is working with young dancers from Moree School of Dance, Contemporary School of Dance, Carousel Dance Centre, Guelph Youth Dance Company, The Guelph Academy of Dance and YMI …

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Update: Community Project with Meredith Thompson

Meredith Thompson’s community project, Imprint, was to be part of the In the Park series at the 2020 Guelph Dance Festival. We are hoping that the cancellation of the festival this year has only paused this remarkable project. “Day to day, and moment to moment, we exist and live suspended by ten thousand threads of …

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Embrace Adventure with Mocean Dance: Susanne & Lesandra’s 3rd Festival

In the weeks leading up to Guelph Dance Festival 2014, some of the Festival artists will share their vision with us here on the blog. These intimate, behind-the-scenes looks will bring us closer to the artistry, process, and experience of dance. We encourage you to not just read these amazing stories, but to ask questions and …

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A Video-Blog from Pollux Dance

In the weeks before the Festival, we’ve been featuring several GCDF dance artists here on the blog. These amazing pieces give us an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the artistry, process, and experiences these talented dancers and choreographers from across the country are bringing to this year’s Guelph ContemporaryDance Festival. We encourage you to not just …

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Remounting and Recasting: a vision reimagined

In the weeks before the Festival, we’ve been featuring several GCDF dance artists here on the blog. These amazing pieces give us an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the artistry, process, and experiences these talented dancers and choreographers from across the country are bringing to this year’s Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival http://www.guelphcontemporarydancefestival.com/festival.php. We encourage you to …

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Street Dance Culture meets Contemporary

In the weeks before the Festival, we’ve been featuring several GCDF dance artists here on the blog. Our last three posts go up today, tomorrow, and on opening day—Thursday! These amazing pieces give us an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the artistry, process, and experiences these talented dancers and choreographers from across the country are bringing …

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Revisiting a Dance Work and the GCDF

In the weeks until the Festival gears up, we will be featuring several GCDF dance artists here on the blog. Please join us every Monday and Thursday as we get an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the artistry, process, and experiences these talented dancers and choreographers from across the country are bringing to this year’s Guelph …

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Masculinity, Spirituality, and the Creation of Chorus II

In the weeks until the Festival gears up, we will be featuring several GCDF dance artists here on the blog. Please join us each week as we get an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the artistry, process, and experiences these talented dancers and choreographers from across the country are bringing to this year’s Guelph Contemporary Dance …

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Tanya Williams Examines Contact Improvisation

Tanya: Back in the year 2000, I came here to take in the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival when the festival itself was still fledgling. I unwittingly wandered into the main stage series and saw Karen and Allen Kaeja performing Broken Saucer choreographed by Claudia Moore. Seeing this piece opened up a whole new world to …

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Tanya Williams Examines Contact Improvisation

Tanya: Back in the year 2000, I came here to take in the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival when the festival itself was still fledgling. I unwittingly wandered into the main stage series and saw Karen and Allen Kaeja performing Broken Saucer choreographed by Claudia Moore. Seeing this piece opened up a whole new world to …

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Robert Kingsbury for Women’s Voices

We welcome Robert Kingsbury to describe the process of creating his piece Can Be Is Hiding for tonight’s performance of Women’s Voices.   Robert: I was a little bit surprised when I was asked to be a part of the Women’s Voices show this year. All the proceeds from this show go to Guelph-Wellington Women …

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Karen Kaeja on Creating Her Latest Work

Karen Kaeja is currently at work creating Crave to Tell, a piece commissioned by the GCDF for the upcoming Women’s Voices performance. Karen: There are no two better places to be than in the studio and in Guelph. I am truly in my element here. I love the pre-rehearsal anticipation. Each day that my wheels …

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Kelly Steadman for Women’s Voices

Kelly: Its Wonderful Pictures In Light began as a quartet that I made using 4 senior company members for the Guelph Youth Dance Training Program. Yann Tiersen’s Comptine d’Un Autre Ete was an obvious music choice to me. I was immediately and immensely moved by it, and felt that it was a perfect fit for …

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Kelly Steadman for Women’s Voices

Kelly: Its Wonderful Pictures In Light began as a quartet that I made using 4 senior company members for the Guelph Youth Dance Training Program. Yann Tiersen’s Comptine d’Un Autre Ete was an obvious music choice to me. I was immediately and immensely moved by it, and felt that it was a perfect fit for …

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Robert Kingsbury at the CSA Nooner

On Wednesday, November 23, Robert Kingsburyperformed as part of the CSA Nooner at the University of Guelph. We asked him to describe his experience. Robert: My first piece of choreography as an adult was site-specific. I was studying music at York University and in an attempt at taking dance classes again, I found myself in …

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