Category Archives: Dance

Do The

From a column by Dave Barry, “It’s tough being a butterball: Pudgier pop stars could make us feel better about ourselves”. Montreal Gazette, September 9, 2001: A13. Even when the pop stars of the past moved around, they stuck to … Continue reading

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So maybe move to, or to away

All this movement and separation If not but occasional Movement in different directions To the same direction Beauty of dance Miracle of dance Never walked you by

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James Brown Dance II

Wrote about James Brown and how he could dance. Repeating his T.A.M.I. show first number. First twenty seconds being a particular statement:

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Bus to Pow Wow

Another bus between Montreal and Toronto, early 1990s. Young man talking to friend about attending Pow Wow competition. Following a competitive circuit. Immersed in culture. Support and strength of pride in the generational referents. Thought about how so many social … Continue reading

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Dance Epiphany

Wrote about amazing dancer Louise Lecavalier. Find modern dance to be particularly impressive and moving. Paul Auster had a similar reaction, as he recounts during the course of interviews with Larry McCaffery and Sinda Gregory (1989-1990), contained in The Art … Continue reading

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Louise Lecavalier and La La La Human Steps

Amazing dance by Louise Lecavalier, in the year of the troupe’s founding, as La La La Human Steps, five years after choreographer Edouard Lock formed Lock-Danseurs: So much emotion in the jump. One of the greatest contemporary dancers in Canada, … Continue reading

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Persian Dance

To me, this is an amazing dance by Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, and a female dancer I must learn more about. The dance is titled “Sohrab and Gordafarid”, and is said to be inspired by “Shahnameh (Book of Kings), a masterly … Continue reading

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