Prof. Emerita Carol Anderson presents innovative poetry, choreography at Glendon

A popular work by York Professor Emerita Carol Anderson, a renowned dancer and choreographer, will be presented on Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. at the Canadian Language Museum (CLM), Glendon Campus.

Anderson will showcase her work titled gravity/grace/fall, which combines her poetry and choreography, and is performed along with two other dancers: Claudia Moore and York dance course instructor Terrill Maguire.

Carol Anderson, Terrill Maguire and Claudia Moore

This is the third time Anderson’s choreography has been performed at the Canadian Language Museum – gravity/grace/fall was presented in November 2018 and returns now by popular demand. In September 2017, her piece Words, Water and Motion was presented in the Rose Garden adjacent to the museum.

One of the first graduates of York University’s dance program, Anderson has pursued a diverse career as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, artistic director, consultant and writer. She started her performing career with pioneer Judy Jarvis’s dance theatre company. In 1974, she became a founding member of Toronto’s Dancemakers, culminating 15 years with the company as artistic director from 1985 to 1988. Anderson’s choreography for the concert stage, theatre and television has been supported by awards and critical acclaim, and has been performed across Canada, in the U.S., Britain, France and China. Since 1988, she has often worked with Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre as a teacher and choreographer, and has contributed many works to the company’s repertory.

She is the author of numerous articles on Canadian dance and dancers. Since 1997, she has written 37 editions of Carol’s Dance Notes and has authored, co-authored and edited 12 books.

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers after the performance. Admission to the performance is free.

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About the Canadian Language Museum

The Canadian Language Museum is located in the Glendon Gallery at York’s Glendon Campus. The museum’s exhibit space has been at Glendon for the past three years and the museum is very involved with the students and faculty. The CLM creates bilingual travelling exhibits about the different languages spoken in Canada and tours them across the country. These include exhibits about Indigenous languages, Canada’s official languages and more recent immigrant languages. The exhibits in the gallery change frequently and the museum also presents language-related events throughout the year.