The Canada Council held a symposium at last year's Canada Dance Festival where they discussed funding a new Canadian dance magazine with a web edition. I'm not so sure we need another print magazine. I really think this sort of forum or websites like the Dance Insider where the reviews are produced by dancers are the way to go. <BR>There are enough 'establishment' people in dance who have proferred their opinions over the last 30 years (oh, I know there are people out there who are going to rip that one apart,
) I did some administrative work for an assembly of the World Dance Alliance a few years back and was amused to find that most of the members were of a "certain age" and hadn't kept up with the changing dance community. Sites like this bring everyone together because it's free (well you do need computer access) and because anyone can post information there's no established hierarchy, ie. a very small ballet company can be discussed just as much as a long-time established one. There are no press agents involved or marketing staff which also subverts the hierarchy created by funding. There are a lot of jewels in the rough that only come out in this sort of forum. Additonally, when the emperor wears no clothes it's the people who are more willing to acknowledge it, not necessarily those who have more to lose. <BR>I'm looking forward to the near future when I can carry my little wireless computer 'magazine' around with me and spend my spare time (lol, spare time) reading CD and other reader produced sites.