Tour de Danse at Toronto Dance Theatre on Saturday April 22nd at the Winchester Street Theatre

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) presents its fourth annual Tour de Danse  this Saturday, April 22nd at the Winchester Street Theatre. This signature fundraising event invites dance lovers from all walks of life to join forces with Christopher House and the TDT dancers on stage as guest artists for a fun-filled performance on April 22, 2017 at the Winchester Street Theatre in historic Cabbagetown.

The guest artists learn new choreographies–especially created for the event–by company dancers Peter Kelly and Pulga Muchochoma, and by artistic director Christopher House. The participants collect pledges in support of TDT via Canada Helps, and invite friends to witness their one-night-only performance onstage with the TDT company members.

The top fundraisers will be awarded one of three special prize packages, including the grand prize of two VIA Rail round trip tickets to Montréal and two nights at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal. Runners-up will receive two tickets behind home-plate for a Blue Jays home game, and a night on the town featuring dinner at the House on Parliament plus tickets for two to the upcoming TDT production Emerging Voices: New Works by Alicia Grant & Emily Law (May 24-28).

Included in the performance are two works by Christopher House: the beautiful Four Towers and excerpts from our new production of Chiasmata. Guest artists will be partnered by TDT company members Valerie Calam, Justin de Luna, Alana Elmer, Yuichiro Inoue, Peter Kelly, Megumi Kokuba, Lukas Malkowski, Pulga Muchochoma, Danah Rosales, Jarrett Siddall, Margarita Soria, and Christianne Ullmark. Join TDT and their supporters for  what promises to be a fun night.


Saturday, April 22, 2017
Doors and bar open at 7:30 PM, performance at 8 PM
Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St, Toronto ON M4X 1B2

BOX OFFICE: 461 967 1365

Tickets are available here


CADA-DUO Rehearsal Space Program on hold until May 15, 2017


NBS has asked DUO and CADA  to advise our members that no further bookings will be taken for rehearsal space at NBS until after May 15th. This includes both paid and free bookings.

Preparations are under way for the Assemble International Festival and Encore Performances. Due to evening rehearsals and other ongoing programs, NBS unfortunately cannot  presently accommodate any further demands on its studio space.

CADA and DUO members who have already booked  rehearsal time at NBS  in the period leading up to May 15th will have their bookings honoured by NBS, as usual.

Tickets for the May performance may be obtained by calling the  NBS Box Office at 416-964-5148 or send an email to



Call for applications for CanAsian Dance Festival

KickStart commissions Canadian choreographers, challenging them to develop and perform a 20-30 minute work the represents a significant new direction or constructive disruption to their approach to choreography. KickStart’s support includes mentorship, dramaturgy, and professionally produced performances in Toronto.

Send your completed application package by April 20, 2017 to:

CanAsian Dance 509 Parliament Street, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON M4X 1P3

For criteria and applications details, visit 

Jazz & Dance Improvisations

A collaboration of Jazz Piano, Bellydance, African Dance and Vocals with Bob Ruglass, Chemagne, Jay Davis and Lua Shayenne. And a special guest appearance by Roger Williams on Bass.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Heliconian Hall

35 Hazelton Ave. Yorkville, Toronto


Bob Ruglass – Jazz Pianist

Chemagne – Bellydancer

Jay Davis – Vocalist

Lua Shayenne – African Dancer

Roger Williams, special guest – Bass



$35 in advance

$45 at the door

Tickets online at eventbrite:

Doors Open At 7:30pm Showtime At 9pm

For More Info. Contact Chemagne Dance – 416-803-5552

ER-7 Musik & Chemagne Dance Presentation



There is green P parking available on Yorkville Avenue and Cumberland Street, as well as limited street parking right on Hazelton Avenue.



Take the Cumberland exit at the Bay subway station. Walk north along the pedestrian walkway to Yorkville Avenue. Cross the pedestrian crossing at Yorkville Ave. and continue on Hazelton Avenue, where you will see The Heliconian Hall on your right hand side just after Scollard Street.


Too Loud A Solitude by Afshi Ghaffarian at the Aga Khan Museum, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM

A haunting solo dance recital inspired by Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal’s Too Loud a Solitude, recounts the story of an eclectic elder who works as a paper-crusher in Prague.

Iranian artist Afshin Ghaffarian performs what he calls a “murderous dance” of chaotic passion, illustrating how Hrabal’s protagonist uses his job to obsessively collect rare and banned books — and amass once-stifled knowledge without bounds. Vibrant and whimsical, the on-stage adaptation of Too Loud a Solitude offers a profound response to censorship in the modern world.

Afshi Ghaffarian is an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and director.  The feature film, Desert Dancer is based on the story of his life. Ghaffarian’s company, Reformances is based in Paris.

Desert Dancer and Too Loud A Solitude
The Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Drive, Toronto

Desert Dancer
April 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Too Loud a Solitude
April 29 at 8:00 PM

For further information or to order tickets, go to:




Dusk Dances and BoucharDanse are holding auditions in Toronto






BoucharDanse and Dusk Dances are seeking one female professional dance artist for a 2017 summer tour.

A dancer with strong contemporary dance skills is required. Urban dance training and/or experience is a plus.

Touring experience is highly recommended.

Artists must be fully available from June 25th to August 20th, 2017.

Rehearsals will commence at the beginning of April and will take place in Toronto, ON, until the beginning of June.

To register, please contact Caroline Caire at in order to get a detailed schedule of rehearsals and performances.


Audition date:

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

9 to 9:30am: Registration/Arrival/Warm-up

9:30 to 10:45am: Audition with Sylvie Bouchard

10:45 to 11:00am: break

11am to noon: Audition with Ofilio Sinbadinho



Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre / Studio A

509 Parliament street

Toronto, ON.


If you are interested, please send a photo and a short resume or biography to:


Photo credits:

Left: Molly Johnson and Zhenya Cerneacov in La gigue en souvenir | Photo John Lauener

Right: Ofilio Sinbadinho | Photo John Lauener

SAMPRADAYA DANCE presents an Emerging Artist Performance Showcase on March 26

In Memoriam: Penelope Reed Doob

The dance community lost a distinguished scholar and a great advocate with the passing of Dr. Penelope Billings Reed Doob on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Toronto at the age of 73.

Dr. Reed Doob was a Professor of Dance, English Literature, and Women’s Studies at York University, where she also served as Chair of the Department of Dance, Associate Vice President of Faculties, Associate Principal of Glendon College, and Academic Director for York’s Centre for the Support of Teaching. Her teaching and research areas encompassed Medieval and Renaissance studies; dance history and criticism; sexual stereotypes in opera, literature, and dance; and non-fiction writing. She co-authored with Stephen Godfrey legendary Canadian principal dancer Karen Kain’s Movement Never Lies: An Autobiography.

Dr. Reed Doob’s reviews and feature articles appeared in publications such as the Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, Dance Magazine, Ballet News, Performing Arts in Canada, and Ballet International. She developed more than 20 documentaries for the CBC Radio program, The Dance, and wrote extensive historical program notes for the National Ballet of Canada.

Dr. Reed Doob was active as a facilitator for strategic planning in many arts and academic organizations in Canada and the USA.  A long-time director of the Actors’ Fund of Canada (1993-2006), she was also founding Chair of Corps de Ballet International and a charter member of the Canadian Society for Dance Studies.

Her professional contributions included serving on the board of the World Dance Alliance (2001-05) and co-chairing its Education and Training Network (2001-09).

She will be missed.





Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

An expanded version of James Kudelka’s Dora Award-winning #lovesexbrahms will add the remaining five of Brahms Intermezzi for solo piano, featuring CLC dancers, Evelyn Hart, and Sarkis (the puppet) in the role of an enigmatic host.


Choreographer: James Kudelka 

Pianist: Andrew Burashko

Dancers: Evelyn Hart,Danielle Baskerville, Bill Coleman, Luke Garwood, Tyler Gledhill,  Louis Laberge-Côté, Laurence Lemieux, Andrew McCormack, Victoria Mehaffey, Ryan Boorne and Daniel McArthur

March 16-18, 2017  |  8pm
March 19, 2017  |  4pm
*March 16 | 7pm: Opening Night Gala hosted by CLC Board Chair, Stephen Delaney with a special introduction by James Kudelka

The Betty Oliphant Theatre
404 Jarvis Street, Toronto

$25 General Admission
$20 Artists, Students, Seniors
$100 Gala March 16 only
Box Office by phone: 416.364.8011 ext.1

Box Office by email: or at



Heidi Strauss & Amanda Acorn 

On this double bill, Heidi Strauss’ baseline toys with identity and time’s influence on knowledge, while Amanda Acorn’s multiform is a love letter to perpetual motion, drawing on the work of painter Mark Rothko.

Photos by Jeremy Mimnagh and Dahlia Katz



Heidi Strauss
Amanda Acorn


March 30: Special Gala performance and celebration of baseline
March 31-April 1; April 5-8, 2017  |  8pm

The Citadel
304 Parliament Street, Toronto

$25 General Admission
$20 Artists, Students, Seniors
Box Office by phone: 416.364.8011 ext.1

Click here to buy tickets

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for more information about Gala tickets: $75 and $125 for Gala only (with charitable receipt)