Summer has arrived! BAM!  Half the year is already under our belts. Between participation in conferences in New York, Amsterdam & London, hosting our very first Deep End Weekend in Toronto, remounting Lucy Rupert’s commissioned solo as part of Urban Vessel’s Singing River and making a brand new duet for Summerworks, this year has flown by in an exhilarating flurry of creativity and connections.  Hope to see you at a show soon! Nova


Welcome to our new website!  Thanks for your interest in Nova Dance.  2016 is off to a rocking start!

I was in the City that Never Sleeps in January, speaking as an invited panelist at the International Society for the Performing Arts Congress in NYC.  Keeping the voice of the artist front and centre is super important to us, and it was a privilege to speak in front of 500 international delegates. 

February brought the opportunity to remount Akshongay, created in 2013 by myself and long-time collaborator Louis Laberge-Côté. The four-night run, as part of Coleman Lemieux and Co.’s inaugural Bright Nights series, was hugely successful.  Former Toronto Star Dance Critic Susan Walker said, “Watching them interpret each other’s dance vocabulary  – Graham-esque modern in his case, Bharatanatyam in hers – is akin to witnessing a long-married husband and wife finishing each other’s sentences.” 

The year to come promises to have many more highs: The DeepEnd Weekend at Tarragon Theatre for dancers trained in Indian classical dance styles; the premiere of a new work at Summerworks in August; traveling to the UK and the Netherlands for conferences and symposiums; and the launch of a new partnership with The Dance Current which will bring you interviews with some of the most intriguing people in dance, art and culture. 

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