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|Evenings:||8pm (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)|
A Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie production of James
The Man in Black and Laurence Lemieux's premiere,
Looking for Elvis.
The Man in Black:
Choreography: James Kudelka
Music: Johnny Cash
Costume: HOAX Couture
Looking for Elvis:
Choreography: Laurence Lemieux
Music: Elvis Presley
Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter
Sound Design: John Gzowski
Looking for Elvis is both a tribute to and a study of the life of Elvis Presley. It is also based on Laurence Lemieux’s experience of travelling to Graceland in 2012.
She says, “ I was looking for the man. I was surprised to find a pretty regular, simple, loving man, who was himself just looking for his own happiness. The work also takes its inspiration from my desire to reconcile the place of artists in the publicforum, and the artist’s capacity to function in society."
Originally commissioned by BalletMet Columbus and premiered there in, 2010, The Man in Black was part of last year’s season at the National Ballet of Canada. A celebration of American working-class grit and of the man whose voice embodied it so movingly, the work features six Cash songs – all covers from the later part of his career (ranging from Ian Tyson’s “Four Strong Winds” to Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind” ) , given visual resonance for an ensemble of three men and a woman, all in cowboy boots.
“ Only such a master of his craft as Kudelka could draw from the vernacular of American country-western dance styles to create a work so inventive, so alert to the music and their lyrics, and so deeply moving. It’s a dance you could see time and again, knowing you’d discover some new layer at every viewing.” – Michael Crabb, Toronto Star
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Two heart-stopping new works choreographed by award-winner Yvonne Ng explore identity and its fluidity, depending on the roles and relationships that surround and involve us. Attraction and repulsion, magnetism and resistance both shape us and shape how we are perceived. Created with and featuring celebrated dancers, Mairéad Filgate and former TDT artists, Linnea Wong and Luke Garwood.
Metamorphosis of a Solitary Female Phoenix
Choreography by Yvonne Ng
Performed by Linnea Wong
Choreography by Yvonne Ng
Performed by Mairéad Filgate and Luke Garwood
With artistic collaborators:Nick Storring (Music), Simon Rossiter (Lighting), Heather MacCrimmon (Costume), Cheryl Lalonde (Set & Costume), Marie-Joseé Chartier (Creative Facilitator), Erin Robinsong (Text Outside Eye), Johanna Bergfeldt (Rehearsal Director) and Marianna Rosato (Stage Manager)
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This world premiere production of De Idas Y Vueltas celebrates the Latin American songs that have been integrated into flamenco and uses these transmigrations to explore how things come and go in our lives, sometimes they return forever altered, other times they never return at all.
Flamenco, an art form like no other, speaks to the heart and touches the soul. This award winning company of Canadian and Spanish singers, musicians and dancers deliver the power of this expressive art with elegance and passion. The Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company never fails to enthrall audiences, eliciting shouts of “ole” and standing ovations. Come and be captivated.
Joining the company from Spain: “El Junco” (dancer), Óscar Lago (guitarist), Manuel Soto (singer) and Matías López (singer).
The award-winning Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company was founded in 1982 under the artistic direction of Esmeralda Enrique and has a history rooted in flamenco and Spanish classical dance. While maintaining the values of traditional flamenco singing, dance and music, the company presents a style that respects tradition and classicism with a contemporary aesthetic. EESDC has been presenting an annual Toronto Season since 1990 and has developed an ever-expanding repertoire that has earned both critical and popular acclaim. With unique, talented dancers and musicians the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company is recognized for the exceptional level of their productions receiving two Dora Mavor Moore Awards in addition to numerous nominations over the years. Passionate and driven, the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company continues to enthrall audiences with its commitment to imaginative choreography and artistic excellence.