Undressing the Dance #5

Undressing the Dance #5: Bruce Barton and Pil Hansen A Dramaturgy of Embrace By Kate Stashko Bruce Barton and Pil Hansen have recently come on board at the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts, with Bruce as Director of the School and Pil as Assistant Professor of Dance and Drama. With Bruce’s…


Dancers’ Studio West Podcast #2

Have you heard the latest podcast from our Undressing the Dance Dialogues in February with Guest Ame Henderson of Public Recordings? Click HERE to Listen!


Undressing the Dance #3

Undressing the Dance #3: Interview with Kim Cooper of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks The third installment of Undressing the Dance took place November 23, 2014, at the Ironwood Grill. This time around, the discussion was formatted as an interview with Kim Cooper, led by DAG member Davida Monk with input from those who attended, including DAG member Helen Husak…


Dancers’ Studio West Podcast

If you haven’t already heard our newest podcast about Undressing the Dance, check this out! We learn a few things, have some fun, and undress some dance in Podcast #1.  Click here to listen!


Undressing the Dance #2: House by L-E-V

Undressing the Dance #2: House by LEV by: Kate Shashko The Dance Action Group’s second installment of Undressing the Dance, which combines brunch with public dialogues on dance, took place on October 26. The topic of discussion was the performance of House, a work by Tel Aviv’s LEV, presented as part of the Fluid Festival. Nicole…


Undressing the Dance #1: Alberta Dance Festival – Dance and the Image

Undressing the Dance Dialogue #1 by Kate Stashko Creating tension and subtlety The inaugural installment of Undressing the Dance took place on Sunday, September 28th at the Ironwood Grill, with great food and interesting people in attendance. This new series spearheaded by members of DAG is a chance to gather and discuss recent local dance…


Alberta Dance Festival Blog #1- Responses from Zahra Shahab

Alberta Dance Festival: Dance and the Image Responses from choreographers #1: Zahra Shahab by Kate Stashko and Mark Ikeda As the Alberta Dance Festival comes to a close this weekend in Calgary, we’re sitting down with participating choreographers and gathering some of their thoughts and reflections on their experience at the festival. One topic that…


Report to the Community / August 2014

Dear Artists, Patrons and Friends I hope you are all enjoying the summer.  Certainly it is a time to replenish – the body and the spirit rejuvenated by the glorious weather and the fruits of the earth. I wrote my last report to you in February when I announced DSW’s departure from the 10th Ave…


DSW Job Posting: Communications Production Manager

DSW seeks Communications Production Manager for a contract position. Duration of contract: July 1 – September 30, 2014, April 1 – June 30, 2015 Dancers’ Studio West (DSW) is seeking a Communications Production Manager to manage marketing, communications, and publicity as well as production coordination and communications for the Annual Alberta Dance Festival and the…


Report to the Community

REPORT TO COMMUNITY – DSW PLANS FOR 2014/2015 TO: All DSW ARTISTS, PATRONS AND FRIENDS As most of you know, DSW has vacated the theatre premises on 10th Ave.  We wish the new tenants of that theatre all the joys that come with being resident in such a beautiful creative space.  It is a great…