On the National Arts Centre 2017-18 Dance Program

Earlier this month, the National Arts Centre announced its 2017-18 dance season, a program of close to 20 performances from across Canada and abroad. The NAC doesn’t organize its season around a central idea or along a line of inquiry, but it did propose three ways of encountering these works: as Contemporary, Ballet, and Dance-Theatre. For those of us who advocate for the inclusion of Indigenous, non-European and diasporic dance, it is difficult to know how to situate ourselves in relation to these terms.

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