Get your tickets for Movement in Time on October 14th at Harbourfront

By |September 22nd, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

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.

Celebrate SOUNDSTREAMS@35
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

Michael Caldwell’s FACTORY opens at the Citadel tonight

Citadel + Compagnie (C+C) launches its 2017/18 Bright Nights season with the world premiere of Factory, which the company describes as a stirring contemporary dance work examining the riotous disruption of a hyper-connected society.

Co-produced by MLC Dance and pounds per square inch performance (lbs/sq”), Factory is the first full-length project from Toronto choreographer  Michael Caldwell.  In Factory, two-time the Dora Award-winning choreographer has teamed up with Gemini award-winning composer  Phil Strong to construct a dizzying sonic universe – a place of intense social connectivity lacking real human interaction.

Toronto dancers:  Lori Duncan, Louis Laberge-Côté, Benjamin Landsberg, Kaitlin Standeven, and Heidi Strauss converge and come apart through idiosyncratic, impulse-driven movements, dismantling form and decoding layers of meaning with distinct interpretation. A meditation on the political and societal realities of the attainment and abuse of power, Factory offers a mesmerizing dioramic view of the here and now.

Factory
by Citadel + Compagnie
September 20 -23, 2017 (Wednesday through Saturday) 8:00 PM
$20 -$25

The Citadel; Ross Centre for Dance
304 Parliament Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2Z6

To order tickets, click HERE

 

By |September 20th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

lbs/sq” presents The Apology Project at Harbourfront this weekend


Choreographer Gerry Trentham also appears at Harbourfront  this weekend, with his highly-anticipated  The Apology Project. Performed together with dancer, Kevin Ormsby and set in a landscape of art works by visual artist, Kaersten Colvin-Woodruff, projections by Toronto filmmaker Valerie Buhagiar, and lighting design by Simon Rossiter, The Apology Project interrogates the falling body from triumph, the shame of the oppressed, and the oppressor searching for the apology that can release a body’s endless legacy of violence.

“…artistic risk justified by a thought – provoking experience.”
Susan Walker, The Toronto Star

The Apology Project
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 8pm
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 8pm
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 8pm

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

Tickets on sale at Harbourfront Centre Theatre Box Office (416) 973-4000 or  HERE

By |September 19th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

Belinda McGuire performs WALTZ SLAUGHTERHOUSE REQUIEM at Harbourfront on Friday, September 22

“McGuire has the kind of preternatural talent that makes her a turbulent force onstage. You watch McGuire and you think: Ah yes, I see how dance is singular, fascinating and relevant.”
 Martha Schabas, The Globe and Mail (04-10-16)

Belinda McGuire performs two world premieres: Waltz by Sylvain Émard and  her own Slaughterhouse/Requiem at the Fleck Theatre as part of NextSteps this weekend. The production features: music by Martin Tétreault, Alfredo de Angelis, Michael Gordon and Arvo Pärt, lighting by André Rioux and Solomon Weisbard, costume by McGuire and François St-Aubin, projections by Michael F. Bergmann and a set by McGuire. Post-show talkbacks will follow both performances.  This is a not-to-be-missed production.

Waltz/Slaughterhouse Requiem
Presented by Belinda McGuire Dance Projects in association with Harbourfront Centre.
Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay West
3rd Floor, Queen’s Quay Terminal
Toronto, ON M5J 1A7

DATE:
Friday September 22, 2017

TIMES:
12:30pm and 8pm
TICKETS:  $15-$38*

*$38 regular*; $15 tickets available to those age 29 or younger and full-time students through Harbourfront Centre’s “Culturebreak”; 20% discount is afforded to arts workers, seniors and groups. *plus HST and service charges.

To purchase tickets call:  416 973 4000 or CLICK HERE

 

By |September 19th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

Lucy Rupert and Newton Moraes at Free Flow Dance in Saskatoon next week

Free Flow Dance Theatre Company presents the Works in Progress New Dance Series showing on September 23rd, 2017  at the Free Flow Dance Centre.

If you’re out West this week, it’s a great opportunity  to view brand new contemporary dance works by innovative professional and emerging Canadian choreographers at this one of a kind dance series in Saskatoon.

Hear the choreographers speak about their process, see the new work and participate in the development by submitting your written feedback.

Rupert and Moraes are also offering workshops at Free Flow on September 24th.

Featured Choreographers
Newton Moraes – Toronto
Lucy Rupert – Toronto
Kristy Janvier – Flin Flon
Marcus Merasty – Winnipeg
Alex Hartshorn – Regina
Free Flow Dance Theatre – Saskatoon

Works in Progress Dance Series
Sept 23rd, 2017
Free Flow Dance Centre 224 25th St. W.
Doors at 7:30pm Show at 8pm
Tickets: $20 – Available at the door
Free tickets are available through the Affinity Credit Union FREE Low Income Ticket program. Please find the info HERE.

 

By |September 15th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

La Gigue on Souvenir and the world premiere of Miigis at Fort York this weekend – free!

If you have missed La gigue en souvenir this summer, or loved the piece and want to see it again, you have one last chance to see this beautiful sextet performed on the music of Les Charbonniers de l’enfer!

The On Common Ground Festival is free. The event features an engaging mix of culturally-diverse music, dance, storytelling, theatre, visual arts, local food, and family-friendly activities in celebration of Canada 150. This three-day festival will launch the world premiere of Miigis by Red Sky Performance. Melding contemporary Indigenous dance and live music, Miigis explores a journey from the Atlantic Coast to the Great Lakes.
La gigue en souvenir

Choreographed by: Sylvie Bouchard
Performed by: Zhenya Cerneacov, Sebastian Hirtenstein, Molly Johnson, Kathleen Legassick, Meredith Thompson and Brendan Wyatt.
Music by: Les Charbonnier de l’enfer
At Fort York National Historic Site
Click here for directions

On Friday September 15th at 3pm
Followed by a Square Dance workshop after the performance,
from 3:15 to 4pm,
taught by Hannah Shira Naiman.

On Saturday September 16th at 1:15pm
With a Square Dance workshop prior to the performance,
from 12:30 to 1:15pm,
taught by Hannah Shira Naiman

Click this link for more information

We hope to see you there!

More information about BoucharDanse :
www.bouchardanse.com
and on Facebook and Twitter!

By |September 15th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

Storytellers Presented by Rina Singha & Danny Grossman Opens Tonight at Aki Studio

Rina Singha with special guest, Danny Grossman, present an intimate evening of old gems and new creations for three performances only!  This is a rare opportunity to witness two of Canada’s most esteemed storytellers collaborating on an evening of dance.

DANCE ARTISTS
Danny Grossman and Rina Singha with:
Tanveer Alam, Danielle Baskerville, Nicole Rose Bond,
Shanta Chikarmane, Mairead Filgate, Syreeta Hector, Eddie Kastrau, Mairi Greig, Nirjhum Proshanti, Meredith Thompson,
Mallika Wadke

CREATIVE TEAM
Lighting Design: Gabriel Cropley
Choreography: Danny Grossman and Rina Singha
Venue Coordinator: Bryan-Clifford Batty

ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHERS:
Rina Singha, an exponent of Kathak, ancient classical storytelling dance form of the temples and courts of North India, disciple of legendary guru, Shambhu Maharaj, has been creating her own dances since 1970.

Danny Grossman, exponent of traditional modern dance, an art form that developed in the early 20th century, danced with Paul Taylor, and created his own company and began choreographing in 1975.

Storytellers
Presented by Rina Singha & Danny Grossman

September 15-17, 2017
in Aki Studio
Running time is approximately 90 minutes.
There is one 20-minute intermission.

TICKETS
Regular Tickets $25
Arts Worker, Seniors, & Students $20
Group Rate available upon request
All taxes and ticket fees are included.

BUY TICKETS

Purchases made online or by telephone are by credit card only.
At the door payments accepted by cash, debit, VISA and Mastercard.
Box Office Telephone: 416-531-1402
Email: boxoffice[at]nativeearth.ca

By |September 15th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

Red Sky Performance and Toronto Symphony Orchestra Present the World Premiere of ADIZOKAN Saturday, October 7, 2017

 

On October 7 at Roy Thomson Hall, Sandra Laronde (Teme-Augama Anishinaabe), Founder and Artistic Director of Toronto’s Red Sky Performance, curates and directs Adizokan, a World Premiere/Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Commission. Exploring Indigenous connections to ancestral origins, this new genre-defying creation features Indigenous vocals, electro-acoustic and orchestral music, dance and film.

With an original score of Adizokan by composer Eliot Britton (Métis), the evening also brings together outstanding performers such as throat-boxer Nelson Tagoona (Inuk), singer Fara Palmer (Saulteaux-Cree), singer Marie Gaudet (Anishinaabe), singer Gabriel Gaudet (Anishinaabe/Cree), and musician/dancer Michel Muniidobenese Bruyere (Anishinaabe), with the collaboration of Red Sky dancers, Filmmaker Andrew Moro (Euro-Cree) and Lighting Designer Michel Charbonneau (Anishinaabe). The TSO, under the direction of Gary Kulesha, also performs Blood Echo by Canadian composer Carmen Braden.

“Adizokan is a concept that means “a spiritual being that carries wisdom and knowledge,’ in Anishinaabemowin,” explains Laronde. “Human life is limited and can only experience a tiny slice of the spiritual experience. There is so much more knowledge and wisdom that lives in animals, rocks, trees, water, and the stars. We respect all life forms and all life forms have a spirit. We believe this is a necessary worldview for a profound renewal in this era of great upheaval.”

ADIZOKAN
Red Sky Performance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, October 7, 2017 • 7:30pm
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto
Tickets from $79 are at the TSO Box Office

For more info visit redskyperformance.com

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.

By |September 12th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|

CORPUS offers an early-bird discount for their fall show

Only 20 people a night will be able to see Corpus’  latest creation, HOUSEGUESTS, so a deal on the price isn’t the only good reason for booking an early ticket.

By |September 12th, 2017|Events/Festivals|0 Comments|