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Upcoming

Saturday, 23 May 2015 ~
Evenings: 8:00PM (Saturday)
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 1 Front St. E., Toronto
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Internationally celebrated company BJM – Les Ballet Jazz de Montréal will present a diverse and exciting mixed programme in this Toronto premiere. Under the artistic direction of Louis Robitaille since 1998, the troupe will perform a mixed bill of contemporary works from three gifted choreographers: Benjamin Millepied ( Closer ), Andonis Foniadakis ( Kosmos ) and Barak Marshall ( Harry ). Each brings a distinctive vocabulary to the program, showcasing the extreme physicality and depth of emotion evoked by the exquisite BJM dancers and combining the aesthetics of classical ballet with many other styles of dance.
Producer: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Running time: 2 hours
Box office number: 1-855-872-SONY(7669)
Wheelchair accessible Toronto Premiere
Posted by Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 in Dance

Upcoming

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 ~ Saturday, 09 May 2015
Matinées: 3:00PM (Saturday)
Evenings: 8:00pm (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Dancemakers Centre for Creation 9 Trinity Street Studio 313
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Presented over four days, the works will be performed in multiple combinations that re-frame themselves with each new context:

Bear/Skin by Keith Hennessey

May 7 @ 8pm
May 8 @ 8pm
May 9 @ 8pm

Motivated by grand spectacle and ambitious prayer, Keith Hennessy’s Bear/Skin appropriates Nijinsky's choreography for Le Sacre du Printemps (1913) to consider Modernism's dependence on appropriations of the indigenous, folk, exotic, and oriental, and question ritual and art today.

“There will be a bear dance that has nothing to do with gay bears and everything to do with Rite of Spring, teddy bears, the reconstruction of native/folk bear dances, action movies and virgin sacrifice, springtime in the northern hemisphere, the land I grew up on and where my parents are buried, and the land I now live on where my uncle and many others are buried. But it’s also about dancing and about ritual and appropriation; the struggle between being both settler and indigenous, nomad-refugee and precarious freelancer. Don’t expect a lecture or much coherence. Come to heal and be healed or not.” - Keith Hennessy

Summoning Aesthetics by Andrew Tay

Created and performed in collaboration with Francois Lalumiere
May 6 @ 8pm
May 7 @ 8pm
May 9 @ 3pm

What are the actions / images / rituals that call forth the idea of summoning? And if we are to execute these without pretense...What are we summoning into the space around us? What types of spirits / magic / nothingness / can we make happen without knowing what the @#$% we are doing? The performance will be an impossible attempt to render intense rituals and spiritual actions into the superficial and transform pop culture and trivial actions into a sacred practice.

...Truthteller... by Eroca Nicols aka Lady Janitor

May 6 @ 8pm
May 8 @ 8pm
May 9 @ 3pm

Truthteller is a solo work by Lady Janitor featuring: feats of fear facing and concentration, questions and answers, calling on and calling out the past, present and future, blood, water, conversation, aqua-technics, results of a sojourn of spiritual seekery, live lifelong lasting body alteration, sweating, movement and yes, truthtelling.

Producer: Dancemakers
Running time: 60 minutes
Box office number: 416-367-1800
Wheelchair accessible Discount tickets available Full price tickets available World Premiere Toronto Premiere
Posted by Dancemakers on Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 in Dance

Upcoming

Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 ~ Saturday, 25 Apr 2015
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 1 Front St. E., Toronto
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Following their spectacular sold-out performances in 2013, Eifman Ballet returns to Toronto with the Canadian premiere of ANNA KARENINA. Eifman’s astonishing choreography re-tells the fate of the famous literary love triangle.  Driven by passion, the alluring beauty restlessly chafes against her gilded aristocratic life while her turbulent, angst-filled relationships with both husband and lover are powerfully depicted through searing routines and athletic, highly charged performances. A scorching Anna is brought to life in Eifman’s innovative contemporary interpretation. 

Purchase tickets online at sonycentre.ca, by calling 1-855-872-SONY(7669), or in person at the Sony Centre Box Office.
Producer: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Running time: 90
Box office number: 1-855-872-SONY(7669)
Wheelchair accessible
Posted by Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, 04 Nov 2014 in Dance

Upcoming

Thursday, 09 Apr 2015 ~ Saturday, 18 Apr 2015
Matinées: 2:00PM (Sunday)
Evenings: 8:00PM (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Winchester Street Theatre 80 Winchester Street
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Two of Toronto’s finest choreographers, acclaimed for their kinetic imagination and strength of vision, team up with ten TDT dancers. Combining movement and meaning in an incisive look at relationships,  Susie Burpee explores places where chance meets craft, embracing existence as part happenstance and part design, while multi-disciplinary artist  Peter Chin examines inner lives, magnified and transformed through the act of performance and poetic intention.


Producer: Toronto Dance Theatre
Running time: 75 minutes
Box office number: 416.967.1365
World Premiere
Posted by Toronto Dance Theatre on Friday, 08 Aug 2014 in Dance

Upcoming

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 ~ Saturday, 31 Jan 2015
Evenings: 8:00pm (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Dancemakers Centre for Creation 9 Trinity Street Studio 313
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Over her first four weeks in residence, Dana Michel will be working with the artistic team at Dancemakers Centre for Creation to revisit, transmit, and blow apart 1976 – making a group piece from the rubble.

1976 seems somehow to be a logical place to start. Let’s start at one beginning. We will meet over a sort of meal, a composition of courses that was made up of some of my personal explorations.  So, a-ha!  Time to see more directly about this theory of my truths/untruths tapping into your truths/untruths. Is the connection clear and direct or will there be a soft alchemic propulsion into a whole other spring-loaded destination?” – Dana Michel

Beginning from an older work requires Michel to revisit her origins as a dance-maker, framing her repertory in the currency of ‘now’. Dancemakers’ company dancers Robert Abubo, Amanda Acorn, Ellen Furey, and Simon Portigal all have their own artistic practices and voices. Michel’s risky proposal is to invoke these voices to re-imagine her previous work, opening herself to the processes of other artists and intentionally seeking out a vulnerable space for working – not an easy task!

We are excited about this precarious investigation: a dance that interrogates itself both in its construction and presentation. Asking what might happen if we decide not to begin again, 1976, have several questions our addiction to the new.

Producer: Dancemakers
Running time: 60 minutes
Box office number: 416-367-1800
Wheelchair accessible Discount tickets available Full price tickets available World Premiere
Posted by Dancemakers on Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 in Dance

Upcoming

Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 ~ Saturday, 24 Jan 2015
Evenings: 8:00pm (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Dancemakers Centre for Creation 9 Trinity Street Studio 313
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Premiered in 2010, 1976 is a constantly mutating solo by Impulstanz Prize winner Dana Michel. Michel casts a a new light on the feminine/masculine duality by drawing on her own physical strength, love of sport, obsession with popular symbols of femininity and a deep sense of connection to the power possessed by divas such as Tina Turner and Beyonce. Incredibly personal and slyly subversive, 1976 explores gender and identity through the prisms of high fashion, pop, hip hop and athleticism.

For this presentation, the charismatic Zoja Smutny will be reinterpreting her film work Recent Future (created in collaboration with Gunter Kravis) for the stage. Tearing apart notions of performance and spectatorship to re-imagine the audience experience, Smutny questions the role of the performer and finds unique ways to draw attention to the act of watching.

Producer: Dancemakers
Running time: 60 minutes
Box office number: 416-367-1800
Wheelchair accessible Discount tickets available Full price tickets available World Premiere Toronto Premiere
Posted by Dancemakers on Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 in Dance

Upcoming

Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 ~ Sunday, 18 Jan 2015
Matinées: 2:00PM (Sunday)
Evenings: 8:00PM (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Winchester Street Theatre 80 Winchester Street
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Christopher House dances the premiere performances of his adaptation of  I’ll Crane For You, an extraordinary solo by post-modern iconoclast  Deborah Hay.

Toronto Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Christopher House, last performed in a solo for TDT in 2013 in   The Body in Question.   This sold out performance featured adaptations of two Deborah Hay choreographies   At Once   and  News , and garnered him a 2013 Dora Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance.

 

Producer: Toronto Dance Theatre
Running time: 60 minutes
Box office number: 416.967.1365
Discount tickets available
Posted by Toronto Dance Theatre on Friday, 08 Aug 2014 in Dance