DanceMatters presents Series 1 – A Woman’s Work

Series 1 – A Woman’s Work

October 21 @ 8pmOctober 22 @ 4pm

Pia Bouman School, 6 Noble St

This series explores topics related to women’s rights and roles in society, women’s individual stories related to their heritage, culture or experiences and issues related to gender.

A post-show catered reception and cash bar takes place on Saturday and a moderated discussion takes place on Sunday.


Tickets:Limited Seating, please purchase tickets in advance

$14-$18, available for purchase online below, or with cash only payment at the door

PWYC tickets – a limited number will be available at the door for Sundays’ show

Tickets will be sold online up until 2hrs prior to the show after which they may be purchased at the box office 45min prior to curtain.

Sara Porter, Irena Ponizova, Oriah Wiersma / Holly Small, Colleen SnellPerformances by:

Sara Porter, Drew Berry, Miyeko Ferguson, Jessica Germano, Krista Newey, Kirsten Sullivan, Oriah Wiersma, Maddy Wright


photo: Sara Porter by Tamara Romanchuk

dance Immersion needs volunteers for October 14th and 21st


Dance Immersion is getting ready for their big Canada 150 show and a work shop with Faizal Ddamba aka Mostrixx and they need a few volunteers,

Cassandra Belafonte, program director at Dance Immersion says, “Whether you can help out for a few hours or the whole day, your commitment to platforming traditional and contemporary works from our dance community is priceless. dance Immersion values the support from volunteers like you to ensure that these incredible showcases are a success!”

Please email your availability and desired role to Cassandra at no later than Monday October 2, 2017

Movement In Time

  • What: In celebration of Canada’s 150th, a showcase of prominent artists and companies of the African Diaspora
  • DateSaturday October 14, 2017
  • Location: Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West
  • Showtimes: 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM | Running time: 90 minutes
  • Volunteer Role: Be the face of the organization at our Information Table by answering questions, hand out and collect surveys, and more.
  • Volunteer Shifts: 10:15 AM to 2:15 PM (Stories in Motion), 12:15 PM to 3:15 PM (Matinee Performance) AND/OR 7:15 PM to 10:15 PM (Evening Performance)
dance Immersion in partnership with TO Love-In presents Faizal Ddamba aka Mostrixx
  • What: Presentation featuring Ugandan Afro-Fusion dance artist Faizal Ddamba aka Mostrixx alongside Toronto artists
  • Date: Saturday October 21, 2017
  • Location: Dancemakers Studio, Theatre Studio 313, 15 Case Goods Lane #301
  • Showtime: 8:00 PM | Running time: 90 minutes
  • Available Roles:
    • Front of House collect tickets, hand out programs and surveys, answer questions, and more OR
    • Production work behind the scenes, including set up (equipment, props, banners, signs, etc.) and take down following the end of the performance.
  • Volunteer Shifts: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Tech Rehearsal), 7:15 PM to 10:15 PM (Performance) and 9:15 PM to 1:15 AM (After-party, same location)

SM Arts present a discussion about music royalties in Canada with SOCAN and Re:Sound

The Inaugural P.M. Arts Discussion Series

Turning Down the Pink Noise  – Clarifying the roles of SOCAN and Re:Sound in Canadian Theatre production

Presented by:  SM Arts – Stage Managing the Arts

What do you mean I can’t use that song during pre-show? I need to do WHAT with the lobby music? Why is it called “a tariff”? Theatre professionals have enough on their to-do lists without adding Music Royalties – and why do we have to worry about them anyway?

This moderated session will lay out the history and reasons behind music royalties in Canada, and provide participants with a step-by-step way to understand and deal with overlapping jurisdictions.

A must-attend event for all of us who deal with budgets and contracts.

Moderator: Kevin MacLeod

Panelists: Phil Laffin (Re:Sound) & Jason Abdool (SOCAN)

DATE:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017
TIME:  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
VENUE:   Ryerson School of Performance, 345 Yonge Street, Toronto

COST:  $10 online at  OR $15 at the door

Soundstreams and Michael Greyeyes offer a FREE season preview at the Gardiner Museum September 22


Take a journey through the past, present, and future of Canadian music as Soundstreams kicks off its 35th season in style tonight at the Gardiner Museum! The evening features a sneak-peak into the making of a brand new dance piece by actor, director, educator and award-winning choreographer Michael Greyeyes, which premieres at SoundstreamsNorthern Encounters concert on October 16 at Koerner Hall.

Soundstreams invites you to join in the celebrations with prize giveaways and special musical performances, complemented by a docent-led tour of the Gardiner’s Canadian Odyssey of Lord Milton and its collection of Canadian historical ceramics in our European Porcelain Galleries.

September  22, 2017 at 7 P.M.
The Gardiner Museum
111 Queen’s Park, Toronto ON

Reserved seats are only $7 with pay-what-you-can and FREE options available : Tickets

d:mic/fac wants to hear from YOU!

d:mic/fac may be over for another year, but the crew is already thinking about the next festival. To that end, they’re asking people who attended this year to take a short, snappy  SURVEY so the next festival can be even more awesome.

Thanks so much!


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And the winners are…d:mic/fac winners announced!

The cast of Keil’s “Welcome to Our Home – Tangled”. Photo by Frances Chudnoff

On behalf of princess productions, co-festival directors Jeff Morris and Janelle Rainville, and guest curators Danièle Desnoyers and Marc Parent, Artistic Director Yvonne Ng announced the award winners from this year’s dance: made in canada / fait au canada.

The fourth edition of this biennial cutting-edge contemporary dance festival had a hugely successful run last weekend at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto.

 Audience Choice Awards (ACA) were established for the MainStage Series and What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) Late-Night Series during d:mic/fac 2013. Audience members have the opportunity to vote for their favourite artists in both series. This year, $1,200 in prize money was donated by arts lovers, with prize pool divided 60/40 respectively between the winners from each series.

The 2017 d:mic/fac ACA MainStage Series Award went to Toronto’s Hanna Kiel/Human Body Expression for the world premiere of Welcome to Our Home – Tangled which drew on Kiel’s personal family experience and featured 11 dynamic dancers. Hanna Kiel/Human Body Expression received a cheque for $720.

The 2017 d:mic/fac ACA winner from the WYSIWYG Series was Toronto’s Lucy Rupert/Blue Ceiling dance for Frankenstein Fragments which saw Rupert sew together a literal monster with a devilish sense of humour. Lucy Rupert/blue ceiling received a cheque for $480.

Congratulations Hanna and Lucy!  By the way, they’re both DUO clients – just saying:)

Canadian Dance Assembly hosts a Toronto Dance Community Summer Meet-Up Thursday, August 24th

Toronto Dance Community Summer Meet-Up
Join your colleagues for some summer cheer
When: Thursday, August 24th
4:00 pm
Location: House on Parliament
(upstairs patio, weather permitting)
454 Parliament Street
Toronto, Ontario

We hope to see you there!


Summerworks is sharing the love tonight – with Toronto Community Dance Love-In!

Summerworks Performance Festival
Toronto Dance Community Love-In 

brings you





9:30 outdoors
** heart readings  **  tarot readings ** nail painting ** more **

11PM – 1AM 

DJ CrystalWhispurr – LIVE
appearances by Lovers, lo bil, mystic chord and friends

featuring video by Mary- Dora Bloch-Hansen and Francesca Chudnoff

11PM – 1AM

@ Pia Bouman Scotiabank Studio Theatre

6 Noble Street. (Near Queen and Dufferin)




An awakening of the body, mind, heart in a somatic rave. Immerse yourself in a fluid trance of healing movements.

Let’s channel the LOVE


Lovers: Amanda Acorn, Robyn Breen, Tina Fushell & Kate Nankervis

Part of the SummerWorks Late Night Series, our nightly party on the SummerWorks Back Patio featuring an eclectic mix of local artists, musicians, and DJs.

Full lineup of events at
SummerWorks Performance Festival
August 3-13

SummerWorks is Canada’s largest curated performance festival of theatre, dance, music, live art and interdisciplinary forms. This year’s 11-day Festival features 52 unique projects, as well our SLIP series of artist workshops, a collection of new performance experiments in the SummerWorks Lab, and nightly parties.

All SummerWorks venues are physically accessible, and many events offer accessible options such as ASL Interpretation, Relaxed Performances, and free or discounted tickets. For more info on accessibility at SummerWorks, visit

Dusk Dances continues in Toronto this weekend at Withrow Park

It’s on both the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail’s  lists of great things to do in Toronto this August, and with good reason.  For more than twenty years, Dusk Dances has been enchanting audiences with a pay-what-you-can, all-ages, outdoor concert of contemporary Canadian dance in beautiful Withrow Park.  Plus, it’s Taste of the Danforth this weekend. So grab some delicious street food, arrive early, spread out a blanket and prepare to enjoy one of the highlights of a Toronto summer.

DUSK DANCES 2017  in Withrow Park
GADFLY (Ofilio Sinbadinho / RAWRABIDE)
Rhodnie Désir (DUSK SOCIETY)
Company 605 (Dana Gingras / NEW ANIMAL – evenings only)
BoucharDanse (Sylvie Bouchard / LA GIGUE EN SOUVENIR)

Friday August 11th to Sunday August 13th
Opening Band
and YogaDance class start at 7:00 pm
Dance Performances start at 7:30 pm

Suggested contribution $15.00 per person

Sunday August 13th
Opening Band
and YogaDance class start at 2:00 pm
Dance Performances start at 2:30 pm

Suggested contribution $15.00 per person

Withrow Park is located south of the Danforth, between Logan and Carlaw. Closest subway station: Chester.

For more info: (416) 504 6429 ext 24 or find us on FACEBOOK.

SummerWorks Industry Coffees start next Friday! (psst! they’re FREE!)

Come see your friends and make some new ones. Get to know other artists in SummerWorks, as well as local, national and international presenters attending the Festival this year.

Complementary coffee/pastries/wifi provided.

The Theatre Centre Cafe
1115 Queen Street W, Toronto, Ontario

Friday August 4th 10:00am – 11:30am
Friday August 11th 10:00am – 11:30am

Ticket Price: Free