Kathleen Smith is a Toronto-based writer and filmmaker. She was editor at The Dance Current, Canada’s National Dance Magazine, until 2014 and writes regularly about dance, performance and the arts for NOW Weekly, Dance International, Tanz and other online and print publications.
In 1992, Smith co-founded the Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video, which she directed and programmed until 2006. She has programmed film, video and installation work for Harbourfront, Tangente Danse, Pleasure Dome, Cinémathèque québécoise, Images Festival, High Performance Rodeo, Brighton Festival, in addition to producing and directing award winning short films and documentaries.
Currently, Smith is developing film and book projects and launching the initiative Dance + Words, which aims to expand and encourage discourse within and about the Canadian dance landscape.
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