The impact of music on babies with Laura Cirelli
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by dance: made in canada | fait au canada
6M ago
On Episode Four of Season 3 of The ‘D’ Word, Aria Evans discusses the impact of music on babies with Laura Cirelli. Laura Cirelli is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. Her research interests lie in infant development; music perception and cognition across infancy and childhood; rhythm-perception; pro-social development; and mother-infant song ..read more
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Dance for Parkinson’s Disease with David Leventhal
The 'D' Word
by dance: made in canada | fait au canada
7M ago
On Episode Three of Season 3 of The ‘D’ Word, Aria Evans discusses the Dance for PD program at the Mark Morris Dance Group, and what dance can provide for folks with Parkinson’s Disease. David Leventhal is the director and a founding teacher of the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD program. Founded in ..read more
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Shifting trauma through movement with Snjezana Pruginic
The 'D' Word
by dance: made in canada | fait au canada
7M ago
On Episode Two of Season 3 of The ‘D’ Word, Aria Evans discusses shifting trauma through movement with Snjezana Pruginic. Snjezana Pruginic is the founder of Circle Point Wellness, a business dedicated to contributing to social growth by elevating and prioritizing the well-being of people and systems. She is trained in body-based therapy, community justice ..read more
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Shifting trauma through movement with Snjezana Prujinic
The 'D' Word
by dance: made in canada | fait au canada
7M ago
On Episode Two of Season 3 of The ‘D’ Word, Aria Evans discusses shifting trauma through movement with Snjezana Prujinic. Snjezana Prujinic is the founder of Circle Point Wellness, a business dedicated to contributing to social growth by elevating and prioritizing the well-being of people and systems. She is trained in body-based therapy, community justice ..read more
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Perry Zurn and Dani S. Bassett authors of Curious Minds: The Power of Connection
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by dance: made in canada | fait au canada
7M ago
On Episode One of Season 3 of The ‘D’ Word, Aria Evans discusses curiosity with Perry Zurn and Dani S. Bassett, authors of Curious Minds: The Power of Connection and what their research can mean for dance artists. Dani S. Bassett is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in the departments of bioengineering ..read more
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The ‘D’ Word Season 3 Trailer
The 'D' Word
by dance: made in canada | fait au canada
7M ago
Hosted by Aria Evans, the artistic director of Political Movement, Season 3 of The ‘D’ Word is all about science and the mind. This season we will be exploring how ideas like curiosity, embodied physics, and shifting trauma through movement influence and interact with dance artists ..read more
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BONUS EPISODE: Danah Rosales
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by dance: made in canada | fait au canada
1y ago
We have a surprise bonus episode to end our second season, hosted by Aria Evans. This week Aria talks with Danah Rosales. Danah Rosales (She/Her/Siya) is a Toronto based cis-queer millennial; second-generation Canadian-Filipinx; a daughter; a dawta; a sister; a sis; a mother of two little humans; a mutha of a kiki house; and an ..read more
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Ruthe Ordare on Reclamation
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by dance: made in canada | fait au canada
1y ago
Our third episode looks at reclamation, with guest Ruthe Ordare. Ruthe Ordare (she/her) is the hips, thighs and bedroom eyes of Vancouver’s burlesque scene. She is a founding member of the all-Indigenous burlesque troupe Virago Nation and recently finished her fifth year as the Artistic Director for the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. Her signature style ..read more
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Susie Burpee on Care
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by dance: made in canada | fait au canada
1y ago
For the second episode of our 2nd Season, Aria talks Care with Susie Burpee. Traversing both dance and theatre, Susie Burpee’s artistic work includes choreography, performance and teaching. She has been deeply inspired by artists and companies with whom she has worked: Serge Bennathan, Dancemakers, Lesandra Dodson, Hanna Kiel, Alyssa Martin, Le Groupe Dance Lab ..read more
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Ravyn Wngz on Representation
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by dance: made in canada | fait au canada
1y ago
To launch our second season, host Aria Evans talks representation with Ravyn Wngz. Ravyn Wngz, “The Black Widow of Burlesque,” is a Tanzanian, Bermudian, Mohawk, 2Spirit, Queer and Transcendent empowerment storyteller. Ravyn is an abolitionist and a co-founder of ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company. She is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada, a co-founder of ..read more
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