2016 Dance Ambassadors

Todd Perrin, co-owner and chef at Mallard Cottage, show us his moves.

Governor General’s Award-winning playwright and Artistic Director of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Robert Chafe, tells us how dance opened him up to the performing arts.

Nova Yoga owner and operator Melanie Caines on movement and dance.

Zita Cobb, Innkeeper of the Fogo Island Inn and CEO of the Shorefast Foundation, speaks about the important role of dance as a community-builder.

Big Pink Pussy dances in her apartment to stave off the blues of the long, long, LONG Newfoundland winters.

Tara Manuel is a performer, producer, author and puppeteer based in Corner Brook, NL.

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Activist Gemma Hickey takes us for a waltz around her living room.

For those interested, the quote she references is attributed to Emma Goldman, one of the most prolific activists of the early 20th century.

Margie Gillis, Officer of the Order of Canada and Artistic Director of the Margie Gillis Dance Foundation, speaks to us about the value of dance and reads us a poem from her Montreal studio.

Playwright, novelist, and performer Berni Stapleton celebrates International Dance Day.