Tonight, a unique and exciting festival begins in Toronto.  Body Percussion Festival is dedicated to dance and other movement arts that create music and percussion through the body, footwear, and instruments that act as extensions of the body.

Body Percussion Festival is curated by Artistic Director Viv Moore, whose eccentric journey in dance has led her through English Music Hall, Clog, and, Butoh, amongst many other forms. The festival highlights the contagious energy of rhythm, playfulness and surprising humour that emerge from skilled improvisation, choreography and interplay between artists and the audience.

Moore has sought out both community-based and professional artists to participate in the festival to curate three unique performances with six performers for each show. The festival’s eclectic group of artists include: Inuit Throat Singer Iva; Montreal Gumboot Dancer Sipho Ndlela, originally from South Africa; Indigenous Artist Brian Solomon performing ‘Dances to Acknowledge the Land’; Kapa Haka Dance by Whakatopu Kotahi; English Sword Dance with Toronto Women’s Sword; Body Percussion by former Stomp performer Troy Sexton Rhythm Works; Belly Dance with Roula Said; Ottawa Valley Step Dancers Kerry and Tom Fitzgerald; 2012 Canadian Beatbox champion, Scott Jackson; Bharatanatyam Dance with Nova Dance; Ethnic Contemporary with Sashar Zarif; A Capella Singing and Vocal Percussion with Jane Miller; Tap Dancer Travis Knights; Flamenco Dance performed by ViDAnza; Body Percussion and Georgian Polyphony by MusiCamp; and Body Percussion with Body Percussion Ensemble of Toronto.

This creative and fun-filled event makes a special bond between performer and audience through novel improvisations, choreography and sounds that can only be derived from the body, as no music instrumentation is used at all. All the artists are new to the festival, and Moore is proud to give Canadian talent this unique chance to showcase their Body Percussion skills.

Body Percussion Festival at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre
December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2017
Tickets: $12 – $30; Children 14 years and under $10
Discounts for Seniors, Students and Arts Workers

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Workshops
Brigantine Room
December 2nd, 2017
Tickets: $10 each

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