Lori's Blog on Books, Writing, and Creativity

Enjoy these articles on my books, writing in general, and the even broader topic of creativity. Although most have been written by me, I invite guests to contribute, too.

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Canadian Creators

Talking Arts: Kate Hilliard About Her New Piece, …this happened

Lori Wolf-Heffner | January 27, 2020
Kate Hilliard is a Toronto-based artist and the Artistic Director of Granite Motion Gallery. What fascinates me about her work and …this happened, her new, contemporary piece at Compagnie + Citadel…

Kylie Thompson: When Collaboration Brings Opportunity

Lori Wolf-Heffner | August 10, 2019
A good portion of my dance training involved dance exams. In the case of tap, I even had to memorize step definitions. “Tap: strike the floor with the ball of…

How to Understand Contemporary Dance Shows

Lori Wolf-Heffner | June 20, 2019
Last year, I watched Yvonne Ng once dance a duet with Robert Glumbek at The Registry Theatre in Kitchener, Ontario. It was called “Stone Velvet,” and is a well-known piece…

Svetlana Dvoretsky: The Woman Behind Theatre

Lori Wolf-Heffner | December 4, 2018
A Russian-Canadian Impresario Have you ever heard of the word “impresario”? That’s someone who organizes and maybe even finances performing arts events, including concerts, plays, ballets, operas, and more. It’s…

What Is Flamenco Dance? Myriam Allard Answers

Lori Wolf-Heffner | September 22, 2018
Continuing With Flamenco Last month, I wrote about Bonnie Masina, a woman who took up flamenco dance at age 50. This month, I ask the question: What is flamenco? And…

Exploring Creativity by Exposing Yourself More

Lori Wolf-Heffner | September 11, 2018
Engage With Your Art Form Theatre guru Trevor Copp has a bowl of theatre tickets, roughly 1,200 of them. The bowl makes its stage appearance when Copp judges the Ontario…

Flamenco at 50: “It’s too easy when we age to give up. I don’t agree with that.”

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 25, 2018
Starting Dance Past 50 When I turned 40, I suddenly cared about aging. Always active in my younger years through dance, and proudly displaying a photo of me doing the…

Alejandro Álvarez Cadilla: How a Dancer Becomes a Producer

Lori Wolf-Heffner | June 29, 2018
With Change on the Horizon, Cadilla Moved Towards It Life is full of transitions, and I won’t bore you with a list of all the usual ones. But as you…

Mitchell Cushman is on a Curious Voyage

Lori Wolf-Heffner | June 1, 2018
It’s another Hollywood cliché (I seem to be taking a lot of digs at Hollywood lately): the loner who wants to risk it all for his (sometimes her) goal, and…

Art is Exploration: Sasha Ivanochko’s Double Bill at The Citadel

Lori Wolf-Heffner | May 28, 2018
Last time, I talked about how art isn’t only about those Hollywood-movie moments of inspiration, that ideas can take time to develop. But why? What makes it so difficult to…

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