Guelph Dance Festival

Halifax and Guelph Youth = 40 Young Dancers in a Powerful Performance

The In the Park series this year includes a collaborative performance by the Young Company of Halifax Dance and the Guelph Youth Dance Company. We asked Gillian Seaward-Boone, one of the rehearsal directors from Halifax, to tell us more about the piece and the process that brought it together. In the Park takes place Friday, …

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Throwdown Collective: ‘Where ideas bounce around easily and spark new ones’

As Throwdown Collective prepares to take the In the Studio stage this week at the 19th Annual Guelph Dance Festival, we took a few minutes of their time to find out more about what it’s like to be part of their Collective. Founded in 2008, the Toronto-based trio is a contemporary dance company that supports …

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Q&A with Belinda McGuire

Belinda McGuire, whose stunning photo graces our Festival poster this season, took a few minutes to answer some questions about her upcoming performance at On the Stage, Saturday, June 3, 8 pm. We recommend getting your tickets to this show ASAP, as they’re selling fast!  GD: Belinda, why did you make the piece you’ll be …

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Choreographer Kevin A. Ormsby on “FACING Home: Love and Redemption”

  Kevin A. Ormsby and his company KasheDance (Toronto) will be performing at our three In the Park shows on Friday, June 2, 6 pm at Hanlon Creek Park, and on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4 at 12 pm at Exhibition Park. The piece the company will be performing is “FACING Home: Love …

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Festival Artistic Director Tells You What She’s Excited About this Season!

We asked Catrina von Radecki, Festival Artistic Director, to tell us what excites her in this season’s Festival. Here’s what she told us. As Artistic Director of the Guelph Dance Festival, I am so excited to tell you about the upcoming 19th annual festival, May 31-June 4! This year, we are celebrating Canada’s incredibly diverse culture with …

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Embrace Adventure with Julia Aplin: BLiP

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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Embrace Adventure with Human Playground: The Road Trip of Our Lives

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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Meet some of Guelph Dance’s Board Members!

In this blog we learn about our Board Members! This committed team are always willing to answer questions about their vested interest in Guelph Dance. With a range of experience and backgrounds, each shared a bit of their story and their involvement with Guelph Dance.  Heather Finn “I’ve been a Board Member for just over a …

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Behind the Scenes at Guelph Dance: A Stage Manager’s Story

In the weeks leading up to the GuelphDance Festival, the Guelph Dance blog is showcasing intimate glimpses into the artist’s process. We also recognize that none of the artistry on stage could happen without a dedicated and talented team backstage. Today, we introduce you to Dorothy Fisher, our valued and trusted stage manager. Thanks, Dorothy—we …

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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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