Residency Opportunity with The Research Exchange

RTESo I am a founding member of this really cool collective called The Research Exchange.  We create opportunitities for artist to research ideas they without the pressure of needing to present them and without the stress of having to finance and orchestrate the entire process. Our residencies (which we like to refer to as cycles of experimentation) are also a great opportunity to meet fellow artists and collaborate on their projects. Here’s how it works:

Each participant in a TRE research cycle leads a session of exploration which will be attended by all other participants. During each session the lead participant is welcome to explore any thought, concept, question or practice which they feel could benefit from research time involving other like-minded individuals. In exchange for this research opportunity the researcher will attend subsequent meetings to act as an interpreter for other participants’ creative ideas. Continue reading

Healthy Dancer Canada’s 6th Annual Conference

999471_10153230122610714_2122329437_nA healthy dancer is a happy dancer and, in my eyes, the only way to stay healthy is to stay educated!

Dancers, educators and health practitioners are invited to a day of dance health learning at Healthy Dancer Canada’s 6th Annual Conference on Sunday October 6th taking place at the Dancemakers Centre in Toronto, ON. The theme of this year’s conference is Dancer Health and Wellness: the Art and Science RevealedIt is going to be a great day filled with interesting lectures, fun filled workshops, engaging talks, beautiful dancing and probably a bit of an information overload. It is bound to be a fantastic day filled with invaluable information.

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Venez danser avec moi cet été/Comme Dance With Me This Summer (en français)!

Did you know that the Harbourfront Centre is running french summer camps during the month of July? Did you know that I will be the director of the french dance camp? Well, it’s happening! The camps are being run in collaboration with Collège Boréal and will be taking place in the heart of downtown Toronto. All programming will be run entirely in french and facilitated by a stellar group of staff.

We would love to have you join us at Dance camp, Creative Arts camp, Discovery camp, Young Authors camp or Young Journalists camp! Personally, I would love to see you at Dance camp with me, but I’d be just as happy to know you were hanging out with the directors from any of the other camps. But incase you just aren’t sure which camp you want to attend here is a sneak peak of what my dancing campers and I will be getting up to this summer:

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I Think I Might Be Falling In Love With Toronto

Words I never thought I would say. I’ve always been under the impression from meeting people and from my own experience that for the most part the people in love with this city are the ones who were born and raised here. My answer when people ask about how I feel about living in Toronto generally goes something along the lines of the following: “I love the life living in Toronto offers me, I’m not sure if I really love the city itself.”

I’ve heard that it takes a good five years before a new city really starts to feel like home. But feeling at home in this city hasn’t been the issue. My five year anniversary is quickly approaching and I feel very at ease calling Toronto my home. I have an apartment I love, a neighbourhood I enjoy, a slew of phenomenal friends and work which makes me happy. So how did I get from simply feeling at home in Toronto to falling in love with the city? I don’t have a definite answer, but I have a few ideas.

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Have Something to Say About Dance and Health?

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I am a board member with Healthy Dance Canada – The Dance Health Alliance of Canada and we are currently gearing up for our 6th annual conference on October 6, 2013 in Toronto! Presently we are accepting proposals from dance professionals, educators and health practitioners interested in dance who wish to present as part of the conference.

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