Dancing on the Edge: Athleticism and Emotion

  • September 19, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre

Michael Crabb

Michael Crabb has been writing and broadcasting about the performing arts, particularly dance, for more than 40 years. Either as a freelancer, or full time radio arts producer and on-air host, he worked for the CBC from 1976 to 2010. Michael was host from 1993 to 2000 of the award-winning Arts Report. 

As a writer Michael has contributed to a wide range of international publications and, among others in Canada,  to Chatelaine, Maclean’s, Toronto Life, The National Post and The Toronto Star where he is currently the paper’s dance critic .He has written or edited a number of books about dance, most recently a biography of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s legendary former artistic director, Arnold Spohr.  Michael Crabb also lectures widely about dance in Canada and the United States. 

Dancing on the Edge: Athleticism and Emotion

Michael Crabb explores the thrilling combination of athleticism and emotion that make dance unique among the performing arts.

With examples drawn from across cultures and genres – tap, hip-hop, musical theatre – this presentation will highlight a remarkable constellation of dance artists, from Fred Astaire to Michael Jackson, and iconic moments captured on film.

This event is part of the Fall 2016 Speaker series. Register for the Fall 2016 Event Series.

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