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Meet Dana Michel, resident artist at Dancemakers

BLOG_header_meet_dana_mitchel_2015(Credits: Photo by Natalie Logan / “1976″ choreographed and performed by Dana Michel)

“…there is this contract written somewhere, whereby people will come and (witness) whatever it is you are after.”

Dana Michel is curled up in the corner of an old couch, one knee up, protective, like armour. She is a dancer and choreographer and the first year Resident Artist at Dancemakers Centre For Creation. Dana has already given one interview and I think would prefer to chill out before rehearsing for her revamp of 1976. We are in the rehearsal space at The Distillery District. The period building’s high ceilings and bright light from the massive windows are perfect to magnify the energy of this intense woman. We had a chance to chat about how she journeyed from the practical world of accounting and her job as a medical secretary. But the turning point in which she began dancing, choreographing and performing professionally, in what would be considered late in a dancer’s career, was seminal. Read on…

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