18 Dec

PEOPLE OF DJD – SEAN DEF

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PEOPLE OF DJD   There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From administrative staff, company members, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality.   SEAN DEF Professional Training Program Dancer   WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU CAME TO DJD? I began my official training at …

14 Dec

PEOPLE OF DJD – CORINNE VESSEY

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PEOPLE OF DJD There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From administrative staff, company members, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. CORINNE VESSEY Instructor   WHAT BRINGS YOU THE GREATEST JOY? What brings me the greatest joy is helping others. I think that’s why I …

8 Dec

PEOPLE OF DJD – SALLA CARSON

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PEOPLE OF DJD There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From administrative staff, company members, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. SALLA CARSON Volunteer Coordinator/Dance School Administrator WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN? 
Not sure if this is the best advice I’ve been …

6 Dec

DECEMBER AT THE DJD DANCE CENTRE

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With the holiday season upon us, the DJD Dance Centre continues to be a true hub for the arts community in Calgary. Check out what’s happening throughout December: December 7-10th Alberta Dance Theatre presents An Impossible Question Means a Journey In this seasons performance, Alberta Dance Theatre is joined by a zen master panda for …

23 Nov

VELOCITY CREATIVE PROCESS AUDIO SERIES WITH TASHA KORNEY

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In this series we listen to the relationship between the mover and the music and creative inspiration from DJD company dancer Natasha Korney for her piece in the upcoming Dancer Choreographed show Velocity. Velocity is on stage at the DJD Dance Centre from November 16-26, 2017.

16 Nov

MESSAGE FROM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, KIMBERLEY COOPER ON VELOCITY

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The act of making dance is not for the faint of heart. To pull movement from the air and your body, to speak through that movement, to be abstract, to be literal, and see your ideas through a jazz lens is a huge challenge. It takes courage, rigour, and ideas. It can feel like being …

14 Nov

VELOCITY CREATIVE PROCESS BLOG SERIES #4 WITH KAJA IRWIN

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In this series we will follow the creative process of DJD company dancer Kaja Irwin for her piece in the upcoming Dancer Choreographed show Velocity. Velocity is on stage at the DJD Dance Centre from November 16-26, 2017. NOVEMBER 7, 2017 This rehearsal I finished my piece! I set an ending for the dancers, which I …

6 Nov

VELOCITY CREATIVE PROCESS BLOG SERIES #3 WITH KAJA IRWIN

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In this series we will follow the creative process of DJD company dancer Kaja Irwin for her piece in the upcoming Dancer Choreographed show Velocity. Velocity is on stage at the DJD Dance Centre from November 16-26, 2017. OCTOBER 24, 2017 This rehearsal started the development of the “fight” sequence. It is very difficult for me …

28 Oct

VELOCITY CREATIVE PROCESS BLOG SERIES #2 WITH KAJA IRWIN

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In this series we will follow the creative process of DJD company dancer Kaja Irwin for her piece in the upcoming Dancer Choreographed show Velocity. Velocity is on stage at the DJD Dance Centre from November 16-26, 2017. October 10, 2017 This week was exciting because the groove of the music really starts to come into …

26 Oct

Velocity Creative Process Blog Series with Kaja Irwin

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In this series we will follow the creative process of DJD company dancer Kaja Irwin for her piece in the upcoming Dancer Choreographed show Velocity. Velocity is on stage at the DJD Dance Centre from November 16-26, 2017. September 17, 2017  – Revealing the Chimera First rehearsal. The seed of an idea finally starts to take shape …

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