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  • Montreal-produced film about Caribbean folklore aims to connect past and present

    Shiata Lewis-Rouse

    Canboulay is an experimental dance film produced by Montreal's West-Can Folk Performing Company that uses Caribbean folklore culture to draw parallels between the Canboulay riots, which took place in Trinidad in 1881, and the ongoing fight against injustice.

  • Nutckracker COVID-19 cancellations hit Canadian, U.S. dance companies hard

    Virus Outbreak Florida

    The coronavirus pandemic has cancelled performances of The Nutcracker around the U.S. and Canada, eliminating a major and reliable source of revenue for dance companies already reeling financially following the essential shutdown of their industry.

  • From book to ballet: Anne of Green Gables ballet set to tour Canada, U.S.

    Anne of Green Gables

    Canadian dance company Ballet Jörgen is bringing the first full-length ballet adaptation of Anne of Green Gables to stages across the country.

  • Desert Dancer

    Desert Dancer

    Rated: PG13.

    Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afshin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.


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