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Porch View Dances continues until July 23 – with Kaeja Dance, Yvonne Ng, Allisons Cummings and Lua Shayenne

Lua Shayenne Dance Company (LSDC) will perform 3 vignettes in Porch View Dances, an award-winning community dance festival that engages everyday people as creators, storytellers and performers – many of whom have never danced before. Audience members travel from house to house to see new dance works created with professional choreographers and performed by local families in the front yards and porches of their own homes.

Porch View Dances includes choreographic commissions by Allison Cummings, Karen Kaeja, Allen Kaeja, Yvonne Ng and Lua Shayenne.

PORCH VIEW DANCES
JULY 19-22 | 7pm, JULY 23 | 1pm
648 Markham Street, ending in Vermont Square Park (819 Palmerston Ave)
PWYC

Flamenco Bootcamp in Milton with Anjelica Scannura

A brand new interview with Allegra Charleston and Ofilio Sinbadinho and a chance to volunteer with Dusk Dances!

As Dusk Dances  puts the final touches on this year’s  Toronto show in  Withrow Park, Allegra Charleston interviews choreographer Ofilio Sinbadinho about his new work, Rawrabide.

And if you’f like to be a participant in making this special event happen, the festival could use a few more volunteers. Volunteers are vital in creating the Dusk Dances experience. You can join the team of volunteers at Withrow Park as an usher, a floater, a popcorn maker, an information table attendee or a production volunteer.  Volunteers  are still needed for all performances, especially on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.  If you have any questions or problems registering, contact our volunteer coordinator, Dimitra Chronopoulos, at volunteer@duskdances.ca or 416-730-0404.

Don’t live in Toronto? Dusk Dances also needs volunteers in Hamilton and Barrie! Contact the following local volunteer coordinators for details:
Hamilton: Jasmine Mander, volunteerhcadt@gmail.com
Barrie: Breeanna Booth, outreach@simcoecontemporarydancers.com

dance: made in canada / fait au canada Festival announces WYSIWYG Program for 2017

Dance Made In Canada /fait au Canada is pleased to announce the details for WYSIWYG  -What You See Is What You Get.  

Featuring ten-minute works by artists drawn by lottery, the late night WYSIWYG series is comprised of:  Blue Ceiling dance/Lucy Rupert (Toronto), Angela Blumberg (Toronto), Jasmyn Fyffe Dance (Toronto), Good Women Dance Collective (Edmonton) and Anne-Flore de Rochambeau (Montreal).

Blue Ceiling dance performs Frankenstein Fragments.  As Lucy Rupert sews together different limbs and organs with fragments of past dances, a literal monster assembles and emerges, with a bit of a devilish sense of humour.

Angela Blumberg presents The Four Elements. This duet is the second piece of the trilogy, Time that draws from the elements water, earth, fire and air to explore change and impermanence.

Jasmyn Fyffe presents an excerpt from Reload.  This work asks one question, “How do we unload today to reload for tomorrow?”

Good Women Dance Collective perform Caveat. The trio examines what happens to the characters after the end of the fable Avaricious and Envious, picking up the story where Aesop left off.

Anne-Flore de Rochambeau presents Fadeout.  The human body is an intricate and auto- regulated engine, designed to adapt and transform as we age. When an anomaly dives in, a race driven by survival emerges through a degenerative mutation.

WYSIWYG – as part of dance: made in canada / fait au canada Festival
presented by princess productions

Fri Aug 18 @ 11pm
Sun Aug 20 @ 2pm.
at Toronto’s Betty Oliphant Theatre
404 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON
M4Y 2G6
Single tickets from $10-$25 / MainStage 3-, 4- or
6-Pack from $50 – $112 with discounts for seniors, students & artsworkers

Tickets on Sale NOW at princessproductions.ca

Looking for a fun, creative opportunity for your kids this summer? SOCACIZE CULTURAL SUMMER CAMP still has a few spots!

Registration is open for a workshop with Lee Su-Feh, September 22-24 presented by CanAsian Dance

Tirgan Festival at Harbourfront presents Inner Journey II, featuring Regard Persan and Rumi Canada Sufi Sacred Dancers

Part of Rumi Canada Mystical Music series, Inner Journey takes audiences beyond an ordinary experience of music, to a place where the magic and power of music, mystical poetry / lyrics and sacred dance comes together: allowing audiences to travel deeper, explore who we really are and come in touch with the true human spirit and universal consciousness.

The Rumi Dancers of Canada will be accompanied by Montreal-based trio, Regard Persan.

Tirgan  is the largest festival of Iranian culture held outside Iran. The festival runs from July-27-30, 2017 at Harbourfront.

Thu, July 27
8:30pm
Concert Stage
235 Queens Quay West
Tickets:  $30

To order, go to the event page

Bill Coleman and BoucharDanse at Canada Dance in Ottawa this week

Congratulations to DUO clients, Bill Coleman and Sylvie Bouchard and her company BoucharDanse on their performances at Canada Dance  in Ottawa this week. Coleman presents his internationally acclaimed solo show Dollhouse while BoucharDanse presents Gigue en Souvenir inspired by traditional Quebec folk dances.

In her message of welcome Canada Dance Festival Artistic Director Jeanne Holmes said:

“From July 2nd to 16th, the CDF, in partnership with Canada Scene, will present a series of contemporary dance works in unique spaces and non-traditional venues. Our 2017 activities once again will take dance off of the stage and into the community, this year as part of the outpouring of arts activities throughout our nation’s capital during this summer’s Canada 150 celebrations.

There are extraordinary and distinctly Canadian talents exploring new ideas and influences in movement: intimate works from influential and established creators; challenging perspectives from emerging voices; and inspiring community dance projects reflecting the world in which they are performed. All infused with the creative spirit of the contemporary artists who call this country home.”

For further information about the festival go to: canadadance.ca

Merde to everyone!

 

A message from our colleagues at Dance Ontario about The 2017 Dance Directory

 

The 2017 Dance Ontario Directory will be published next month and, in view of some responses from Dance Ontario’s recent survey, we would like to clarify issues that arose regarding printing of our annual catalog. Some respondents indicated that we should consider publishing an online Directory only that members could download if required. In that respect, we would like to clarify that the publication generates  considerable advertising and sponsorship revenues for the organization which would not be the case if the Directory was not mailed.
These incomes would need to be replaced probably through increases in membership fees.
As a compromise, however, members who feel strongly about this concern because of environmental issues, please send an email to contact@danceontario.ca with “DO NOT SEND A HARD COPY OF THE DIRECTORY” in the subject line.

North Side Story Dance Competition – hits the stage at Ryerson July 29, 2017

North Side Story Dance Competition (NSSDC), a new urban dance competition will light up the stage on July 29, 2017 at Ryerson Theatre in Toronto. NSSDC provides a platform for youth ages 15-29 to develop their artistry, creativity and passion for dance. Eight Ontario-based dance team have been selected to compete for the top three prize levels; first place ($2,000), second place ($500) and third place ($250). The teams must incorporate the competition’s theme, “Time” into their performances.

A unique feature of the competition, is the production support that each team will receive. Typically, urban dance competitions will provide teams with only 10-15 minutes of tech time to set staging and lighting, usually on the day of the competition. At NSSDC  each team will work directly with a production crew (Jnvuong Audio and Truss Productions) over multiple weeks to enhance the production quality of their performance. From lighting to staging to props, the production support will help the teams elevate their performances and bring their choreographic visions to life on stage.

The judging panel features some Toronto’s best hip hop and contemporary dance artists; Tori Mehaffey (ProArteDanza), Nigel Edwards (Lost is Found) and Paulo Santiago (International Choreographer).

1,200 spectators will have the opportunity to watch these talented dance crews give everything they’ve got to compete for the title. Guest performers include Simply Swagg Mini Militia, FOREAL Dance Company, Lost is Found, Stephanie Calderia and Zara Diniz.

Want to know more?  Go here:  nssdc.co