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Dear friends, It’s hard to believe it’s almost the end of August. So much has come to pass in the last six months, yet here I am, announcing our 2020-2021 season! Before I do, I want to shout out to artists, colleagues in the arts and funders for your resiliency, thoughtfulness and courage navigating through COVID-19 and the urgent, essential equity...

As we close off the festival, we’d like to take a moment to thank Linnea and Jake one more time for helping to adapt our Creative Intensive into a dance film workshop. Linnea especially donated a great deal of her time composing the online presentation. With their support, the Quick + Dirty has been an enriching and provocative experience for...

[video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://dancersstudiowest.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/meghann-m.mp4"][/video] Thank you again to everyone who has streamed the Quick + Dirty!! The festival is live to stream on demand until August 15th. Until then, we’d love to introduce you to the lead artists who have taken huge risks and made this festival come to life. Finally: Meghann Michalsky. Describe a challenge that transferring your research to film...

[video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://dancersstudiowest.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/jeannie-v.mp4"][/video] Thank you again to everyone who has tuned into the Quick + Dirty!! The festival is live to stream on demand until August 15th. Until then, we’d love to introduce you to the lead artists who have taken huge risks and made this festival come to life. Next up: Jeannie Vandekerkhove. Describe a challenge that transferring your research to...

[video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://dancersstudiowest.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/jocelyn-m.mp4"][/video] Thank you again to everyone who has streamed the Quick + Dirty!! The festival is live to stream on demand until August 15th. Until then, we’d love to introduce you to the lead artists who have taken huge risks and made this festival come to life. Next up: Jocelyn Mah. Describe a challenge that transferring your research to...

[video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://dancersstudiowest.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/marynia-f.mp4"][/video] Thank you again to everyone who has streamed the Quick + Dirty!! The festival is love to stream PWYC until August 15th. Until then, we’d love to introduce you to the lead artists who have taken huge risks and made this festival come to life. Next up: Marynia Fekecz Describe the challenge of transferring your research to the...

[video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://dancersstudiowest.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/nicole-cb.mp4"][/video] Wow!! Thank you to everyone who has streamed the Quick + Dirty!! The festival is love to stream PWYC until August 15th. Until then, we’d love to introduce you to the lead artists who have taken huge risks and made this festival come to life. First up: Nicole Charlton Goodbrand.   Describe a challenge that transferring your research to...

Our 40th anniversary year has been full of shifts and surprises, and this time we have a surprise! Dancers’ Studio West is pleased to launch the first ever Quick + Dirty Film Festival! As a measured response to the quarantine restrictions we are living with, we have redirected the resources for our Creative Intensive and Quick + Dirty Festival to create...

Hello friends, Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Samantha Ketsa, and I have joined the DSW team this spring as an administrative assistant. Originally from Edmonton and now based in Calgary, I am utterly delighted to support the dance community across Alberta in tandem with forging my own path as a dance artist. It has been a wild time transitioning into...

Dear friends, Due to the extraordinary circumstances we find ourselves in at this moment, dance artists around the world are celebrating our art in innovative and humble ways; dancing in our living rooms, on balconies, kitchens, and even on our beds! We are creating connection through technology to overcome distance, isolation, and to think about and experience dance from different perspectives....