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Canada dance

  1. 1. Dance in Canada<br />A Power Point: by Ben Ely<br />
  2. 2. The Influence of Ballet in Canada<br />Dance in Canada covers a wide variety of styles, but if one was to be chosen prominent in would be the teachings of Ballet<br />Canada even has a multitude of prestigious ballet companies such as<br />Royal Winnipeg Ballet <br />the National Ballet of Canada based in Toronto <br />Ballet Jörgen Canada based in Toronto <br />Les Grands Ballets Canadians based in Montreal <br />the Alberta Ballet based in Calgary <br />Ballet BC based in Vancouver <br />Ballet Kelowna <br />Ballet du Printemps based in Vancouver <br />Ballet Victoria <br />Canadian Pacific Ballet based in Victoria <br />and the Goh Ballet in Vancouver.<br />Canada’s secondary dance of choice is a rebellious form of ballet labeled as Modern Dance. Canada has multiple companies for this school of dance as well, companies such as:<br />Toronto Dance Theatre<br /> O Vertigo in Montreal<br /> Compagnie Marie Chouinard in Montreal<br /> Par B.l.eux founded by Benoît Lachambre in Montreal<br /> Danny Grossman Dance Company in Toronto<br /> Mocean Dance in Halifa<br /> and Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers.<br />
  3. 3. Dance influence in Canada<br />Canada is also home to hundreds upon hundreds of Ukranian dance troupes<br />These foreign dance troupes bring unique styles of movement to Canada’s culture through professional and semi-professional companies such as the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company<br />immigrant communities within Canada continue spreading their own dance traditions including Esmerelda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, le ballet compagnie en France and Ballet Creoleboth<br />Both very large and successful companies with affiliated schools running in Toronto<br />
  4. 4. Native Dance in Canada<br />Since Canada takes up the main portion of North America, The main cultural dancing stems all from tribal dancing of the Northern American Indians<br />These north American dance festivals, still held today, are called Pau Wau’s – meaning “spiritual leader”<br />A Modern Pau Wau consists of an event where event where both Native American and non-Native American people meet to dance, sing, socialize, and honor American Indian culture. <br />Pau Wau’s can be anywhere from 5 to 6 hours, to a full 3 days<br />A Pau Wau is often a setup of a series of large circles, the center circle being the dance arena<br />The style of dancing done is typically called the Intertribal dance, which is characterized by the beating and “singing” of primarily a single drum for anyone and everyone to come up and dance a dance of any style<br />This culture of dance is highly representative of northern Americans friendly and communal culture of not excluding anyone from a chance to be family<br />
  5. 5. Sources<br />Chris Glazner, Roxanne Solis, and Geoff Weinman; Southern Native American Pow Wows; "The Arena and Staff”<br />Becky Olvera Schultz (2001); Powwow Power; "What is a powwow and a brief history";<br />Glazner, et al.; "Dance Styles”<br /> Hatton, O. Thomas (1974). "Performance Practices of Northern Plains Pow-Wow Singing Groups", p.85-86, Anuario Interamericano de Investigacion Musical, Vol. 10, pp. 123-137.<br />Roberts, Chris (1992). Powwow Country, p.85-86<br />*Hatton, O. Thomas (1974). "Performance Practices of Northern Plains Pow-Wow Singing Groups", p.128, Anuario Interamericano de Investigacion Musical, Vol. 10, pp. 123-137.<br />Nettl, Bruno (1989). Blackfoot Musical Thought: Comparative Perspectives. Ohio: The Kent State University Press<br />

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