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 …

28 Apr

CALGARY HERALD REVIEW OF MODERN VAUDEVILLIANS

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Read Stephan Bonfield’s review of Modern Vaudevillians DJD brings bittersweet vaudeville era to life with sparkle and shine

3 Mar

Images of Dancers to Light up the Night Sky at the DJD Dance Centre

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The DJD Dance Centre is absolutely radiating with movement. A new art installation, called Take the Cake, by internationally renowned artistic team Hadley+Maxwell, is illuminating the top of the new dance centre. This piece of public art is the result of a national competition to animate the lightbox that crowns the new Kahanoff II Tower. …

4 Jan

PEOPLE OF DJD – KAJA IRWIN

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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.   KAJA IRWIN DJD Company Dancer and Dance School Instructor   WHAT IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND? On my nightstand there is a toucan …