Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival

Leap of Faith

This is the second in a series of writings by Michele Green on enduring friendship and returning to dance later in life. Michele performs with Artist in Resident Suzette Sherman ‘On the Stage’ on Saturday, June 3, 8:00 pm, at the River Run Centre.  A JOURNAL OF A DANCER’S LEAP OF FAITH by Michele Green …

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Sara Porter In the Studio: An Intimate Tour de Force

Toronto-based Sara Porter takes the In the Studio stage at Guelph Youth Studios on Saturday, June 4 at 4 pm.  Here, she tells us more about “Sara does a Solo,” her intimate piece which is part memoir, part stand-up comedy, part dance performance; and in whole, a beautiful and bold statement.  * * * * …

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The GCDF becomes Guelph Dance!

Yes, we’ve changed our name from Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival to Guelph Dance! We talk here with Catrina von Radecki and Janet Johnson, co-founders and co-artistic directors of Guelph Dance, to find out the whys and hows, and also the “what’s next”. Catrina: For several years now when I spoke to people about the Guelph …

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The GCDF become Guelph Dance!

Yes, we’ve changed our name from Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival to Guelph Dance! We talk here with Catrina von Radecki and Janet Johnson, co-founders and co-artistic directors of Guelph Dance, to find out the whys and hows, and also the “what’s next”. Catrina: For several years now when I spoke to people about the Guelph …

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Through the Eyes of our Youth Volunteer Coordinator

Lindsay: Hello everyone in the blogosphere! I’m happy to be writing my first blog-post as a GCDF staff member and, for that matter, my first blog! I’m the new Volunteer Coordinator, and have had the privilege of working with the fabulous GCDF staff team for a few months now. I’m just graduating from the University …

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Video Post: Allen Kaeja at the GCDF Arts Explosion Camp

Last week, award-winning choreographer and filmmaker and co-artistic director of Kaeja d’Dance, Allen Kaeja, was a guest teacher at the GCDF’s Arts Explosion Camp. He talks here about what it was like to work with the Dance Focus group––campers from 10-13 years-old with at least two years of dance experience. Don’t miss Allen’s work at …

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Richard Gorrie: The GCDF Through My Eyes

Richard Gorrie is president of the GCDF board. He has a theatrical background: as an academic he studied the history of theatre riots and as a performer he has toured coast-to-coast-to-coast. Currently, he researches and supports educational design, development and technology at the University of Guelph, as an associate director of the Centre for Open …

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