Dancing through the storm.

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: Dancing with a Healthy Mindset Interview, Part 2.

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.

Luc Jacobs: Dancing with a Healthy Mindset Interview, Part 1.

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.

Dance & Authenticity: Serge Bennathan

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

Dance & philosophy: Reflections.

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.

On the relationship between psychology and dance.

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.

Fragile Forms: Reflections on Dance & Architecture

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