By: Katie Flashner, The Girl with the Tree Tattoo It feels almost cliche to write that we’re living in unprecedented times. The world has been turned upside down and inside out. The future is uncertain. Life will never be the same. All of that you know. You know how disruptive and devastating this … Continue reading Connecting to Dance in New Ways
A special guest blog post by Barbara Cioce. About Barbara: I am a social media manager and I graduated in Philosophy (with a focus on Aesthetics). After university I studied contemporary art management and curating. Nevertheless, my biggest love is definitely Dance. I always danced and now I’m still studying Contemporary Dance and Pole Dance, … Continue reading Dancing through the storm.
Luc Jacobs, interviewed by Voirelia’s Artistic Director, Alina Sotskova in February 2019. Luc Jacobs is a dance artist and Senior Rehearsal Director at Batsheva Dance Company. He has many years of training and experience in ballet and contemporary dance, particularly Gaga. You can see some of Luc’s dance works here: https://vimeo.com/lucjacobs For the first part and … Continue reading Luc Jacobs: Dancing with a Healthy Mindset Interview, Part 2.
We interviewed Serge Bennathan, a Vancouver-based choreographer who founded dance companies in both Toronto and Vancouver. He has created nearly two dozen works for these companies, and has been a guest choreographer for SFU, LADMMI in Montreal, Ballet BC, DanseEncorps, Sara Roche and Lise McMillan, The School of Contemporary Dance, and Mocean Dance. He has … Continue reading Dance & Authenticity: Serge Bennathan
This Part I of Hillel Kogan's interview with Voirelia Dance Hub for “Dancing with a Healthy Mindset” Initiative. This interview took place in Tel Aviv, Israel in August 2019. Alina Sotskova, Voirelia’s Artistic Director, was participating in a Gaga method dance intensive and Hillel Kogan was one of the instructors, which led to this brief … Continue reading Hillel Kogan: Dancing with a Healthy Mindset Interview. Part I.
Luc Jacobs, interviewed by Voirelia's Artistic Director, Alina Sotskova. Article by Gaby Hanga, Consultant for Voirelia's "Dancing with a Healthy Mindset" initiative. Luc Jacobs is a dance artist and Senior Rehearsal Director at Batsheva Dance Company. He has many years of training and experience in ballet and contemporary dance, particularly Gaga. You can see some … Continue reading Luc Jacobs: Dancing with a Healthy Mindset Interview, Part 1.
I never wanted to be a dancer. I never had dreams of being in the spotlight, to be idolized, to be watched. However, I enjoyed dancing. I enjoyed moving. I even enjoyed getting better at dance, to have a world of bodily expression opened to me. But I never thought of dancing as a fulfilling … Continue reading Dance & philosophy: Reflections.
I feel that the relationship between these two worlds of dance and psychology is not a straightforward one. I had spent a decade focusing on one field (dance), and then an additional decade focusing on the other (psychology), and only in the recent years I have started to draw links between the two. Over the … Continue reading On the relationship between psychology and dance.
Why does the Gothic genre continue to attract and fascinate us? Why do the worlds of the uncanny, the monstrous, the grotesque continue to draw people in – in film, literature, dance, and music? The Gothic genre has grown and expanded over the last century and a half and what are left with now is … Continue reading The Gothic: Evoking the uncanny and the forbidden.
Machinenoisy Dance Society’s new work, “Fragile Forms,” co-presented with the Push Festival is a unique and compelling work, inviting the participant to reflect on dance, bodies, architecture, purposes of shared space, and use of public spaces. I would like to share some reflections on this work with you. Fragile Forms unfolds in different locations in … Continue reading Fragile Forms: Reflections on Dance & Architecture