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April Newsletter

Hello friends, I’m happy we all survived winter. Spring has sprung and so has our programming! Please find three calls to choreographers below. We will be putting out calls for dancers shortly too, so please keep your eyes open for those as well. If you aren’t following us on Facebook yet, I encourage you to do so. All of…


Dancers’ Studio West Hiring a New Managing Coordinator

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Dancers’ Studio West is a nonprofit organization that will celebrate 40 years of service to the dance community in 2020.  The organization is currently re-visioning to become a top tier resource and production centre supporting the evolution of contemporary dance practice in Alberta. A new Artistic Director joined the organization in 2018 and transitions have started with…


February Newsletter

Greetings from the February deep freeze! One of the great things about living in a city with periods of intense cold is that it encourages creative focus by making walking outside for more than a few feet unbearable! Anyway, such has been the case for me.  In early January, I had the enormous pleasure of…


January Newsletter

Undressing the Dance, Study Group & HPR Highlights Happy new year dear friends! 2019 has only just begun and we have a lot happening already – and soon! On Monday January 14th, join us for a glass of wine and an Undressing the Dance at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks where Sasha Ivanochko will be talking with DJD Artistic Director Kim Cooper about her work, “Better…


The Lab Reflection & Happy Holidays!

Good wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and New Year from Dancers’ Studio West Dear friends of Dancers Studio West, I’m writing you from the halls of the beautiful and vibrant cSPACE, where we are in residence for the week in our first ever creative Lab. With co-facilitator Vancouver-based artist Justine A. Chambers, we’ve been…


TTDB Reflection & the Study Group

Sasha’s reflections on The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body/Calgary’s 1st event last week The Talking Thinking Dancing Body is an educational and sharing platform for those interested in examining the dancing body from an intersectional feminist lens. This means with consideration to the complex and cumulative manner in which the effect of different forms of discrimination…


TTDB Program Nov Start-Up, Become a Member, Donation Appeal

The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body/Calgary Initiated in 2012 by Vancouver-based artist Lee Su-Feh, The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body/Calgary is a facilitated conversation led by Sasha Ivanochko and Pamela Tzeng, that will encourage speaking about dance from an awareness of our bodies as well as the world it lives in. Our first event on November 29th is fast approaching!Please CLICK…


November 6, 2018 Newsletter

Dear friends of Dancers’ Studio West, I hope this finds you well and are enjoying all that autumn brings – a stunning range of colours, Cucurbitaceae (yeah, you’re gonna have to look that up!), spooky Halloween vibes, and that extra hour of sleep last week end.  October was especially energizing in Calgary with Fluid Fest’s three weeks…


Job Opportunity for Dancers!

Dancers Studio West is seeking letters of interest from professional dancers to participate in our research Lab taking place December 15-19th, 2018. We are seeking dancers with at least 3 years of professional experience, with a range of technical and artistic skills. What the Lab is: This week-long project makes space for choreographers to work with…


October 23, 2018 Newsletter

UNDRESSING THE DANCE: Lucy M. May & 7Starr Dancers’ Studio West in collaboration with Springboard Performance & the Fluid Fest present a discussion with Lucy M. May & 7Starr   Part of the Undressing the Dance Public Dialogue series, Dancers’ Studio West will animate a series of public discussions of specific works seen in Calgary, selected…