Chasing the Tale of Contemporary Dance – Part 2

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By Carol Anderson
Chasing the Tale of Contemporary Dance, Parts 1 and 2, provide a snapshot of Canadian theatrical dance at the dawn of the third millennium as seen by Carol Anderson during the 1998 and 2000 Canada Dance Festivals in Ottawa. As relevant as these public diaries are today, they will become even more significant with time and may be the only lasting record of this period in the theatrical dance story. Chasing the Tale of Contemporary Dance Part 2 reflects the thinking of the period, the approach to theatrical dance and the meatier aspects of the subjects and themes running through the works.

About the Author
Carol Anderson, assistant professor in the dance program at York University, has pursued a diverse career as a dancer, choreographer, educator and writer. She performed with Toronto-based dance artist Judy Jarvis’s first company, and was also a founding member, artistic director and resident choreographer of Dancemakers. She is the author and contributing editor of five dance books; a contributing editor of Reflections in a Dancing Eye (Banff Centre Press, 2006) and the author of Lunch with Lady Eaton (ECW Press, 2004). Anderson writes articles and encyclopedia entries, as well as Carol’s Dance Notes, which enlighten audiences about contemporary choreography.


Softcover, 6" x 9",  129 pp.,  10 photographs