Undressing the Dance Dialogue #1: 34th Annual Alberta Dance Festival

Last month, Dancers’ Studio West presented the 34th Annual Alberta Dance Festival: The Fate of Dance. This year’s festival theme was chance. Under the direction of Artistic Director Davida Monk, choreographers were invited to embrace how chance limitations can bring freedom and inspiration to the creation of new works. The Fate of Dance focused on…


Chance Dance

We took a number of chances during the Fate of Dance festival this year, from the content of the application and the acceptance to participating artists, to the actual production. Of course, chance plays a part in everything that happens. It is when we actually invite chance into the creative process that we enter into…


Week Two Choreographer Highlight: Rosanna Terracciano

Today, many know Rosanna Terracciano as an independent flamenco dance artist, but what they may not know about her is that she first studied contemporary dance at the University of Calgary. Born and raised in Calgary, Terracciano began performing through activities like Italian folk dancing and the drum corps colour guard. At the age of…


Week One Choreographer Highlight: Thoenn Glover

For Vancouver-based choreographer Thoenn Glover, the world of cinema is a rich source of inspiration. Visual perspectives, musical scores, lighting choices, and scene changes, the way all these intertwined elements come together to create a whole picture excites the Arts Umbrella graduate (‘09). “I strive to use these tools within a contemporary dance setting to…


Davida Monk Featured in The Dance Current

Photographer: Tim Nguyen Choreographer: Lee Su-Feh Dancer: Davida Monk

Our Artistic Director, Davida Monk was featured in The Dance Current! CLICK HERE to view the article