B.Arts presents Brazilian Dance at a festival near you! (some of it’s free!)

B. Arts is a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that supports, connects and promotes the work of community dance artists and companies in Canada whose work reflects the Brazilian culture.

B.Arts has connected several local dance professionals and schools to three different festivals this Spring! Check out their dance performances, and classes locations below.

Brazil Pavillion – Capoeira, Samba, Forró and other dance styles performances, classes, and activities on stage and in the pavilion. Come visit us at our booth. Th pavillion website is:  www.carassauga.com/pavilion/brazil

June 3rd to 4th – LULAWORLD 2017 – The event starts on June 1st, and the Saturday and Sunday will be filled with amazing Forró bands and dance classes. June 3rd @ the DUNDAS FEST outdoor stage Website: www.lulaworld.ca

Also, as part of the LulaWorld 2017, B. Arts invites you to the ALL ABOUT FORRO WORKSHOP. Learn the diversity of the Brazilian dance style Forró with a fun team of Toronto-based instructors and our guest teacher from Montreal. A comprehensive overview of 4 styles for all levels of dancers!

For more information visit: www.b-arts.ca or  visit their facebook event page

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre presents SERIOUS GAMES at Harbourfront this weekend

Tonight, the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre opens a two night run of the final show in their 16-17 season, Serious Games at the Paula Fleck Theatre as part of Next Steps.

Launched in 1980, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre performs one of Canada’s most diverse repertoires by leading international choreographers.

The company has staged over one thousand performances from Barrie to Beijing including a run at  New York City’s storied Joyce Theater as part of  theInternational Dance Festival celebrating the José Limón Company’s 70th Anniversary, and represented Canada at the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Other highlights include appearances at Toronto’s Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres, tours to Singapore, Malaysia and China, and five invitations to the Canada Dance Festival.

CCDT  presents Serious Games as part of the Next Steps Series at Harbourfront

Fri, May 26, 2017 and Sat, May 27, 2017 at 8pm

To purchase tickets call (416) 973 4000 or  to order online, click HERE

Tickets for the Sony Centres International Dance Collection now on sale!

Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal

The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts announces its second annual International Dance Collection, sponsored by BMO Financial Group.

Beginning this fall through to spring 2018, Toronto dance enthusiasts will enjoy performances by Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal who will bring their new and exclusive dance program, DANCE ME,  inspired by Montreal poet, artist and musician Leonard Cohen, to Toronto following its recent world premiere in Montreal; Mark Morris Dance Group from Brooklyn, New York returns to Toronto offering the Canadian premiere of PEPPERLAND in honour of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’s groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; and Sadler’s Wells’ award-winning production SUTRA choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, makes its Toronto debut featuring 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China.

Dance Collection packages are available as of Monday, May 15 at 10am with special bundle pricing for multiple performances. Visit www.sonycentre.ca for details.


Femmes du Feu presents CIRCUS SESSIONS and REV at Harbourfront this weekend!

DUO clients, Femmes du Feu invite you to run away and join the circus this weekend, as they unveil the third iteration of their investigational circus laboratory, Circus Sessions. This year, the process is being mentored by Sean Gandini (UK) the co-artistic director of the fantastically avant-garde juggling group,  Gandini.

Circus Sessions is a week-long creative laboratory where 15 national and international contemporary circus artists work together under the guidance of a mentor. The result of this week long residency is a brand new creation, presented tonight and tomorrow at Harbourfront.

Since 2007, Femmes du Feu has been actively creating and presenting aerial circus works, researching innovative ways to combine their contemporary dance and choreographic backgrounds with their aerial circus skills.

As well this weekend, the company presents their most recent work, Rev, at HarbourKids: Circus 2017 on the Concert Stage, May 20–22.

Femmes du Feu
Circus Sessions 2017
Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fri, May 19, 2017 at 8pm
Sat, May 20, 2017 at 8pm

To order tickets, click HERE

Residencies, Workshops and Festival Submission Invites from Dancing Opportunities

Shahar Binyamini

Some interesting stuff from DANCING OPPORTUNITIES this week, including an intensive with Shahar Binyamini:

NOD Workshop With Maeva Berthelot

NOD invites you to the 5 days workshop led by MAËVA BERTHELOT ex Hofesh Company dancer Workshop included into NOD International Contemporary dance Program  and open to external dancers When: June 12 – 16 h: 11,00/14,30 Where: Torino, Centro Danza Royal Via San Marino 89/14, Italy .

Moving Bodies Festival Residency

Moving Bodies Festival offer a unique opportunity for two dance artists in residency from the 28th of June to the 15th of Julyin Teatro Espace, Torino, Italy. As part of the 4th Edition of the festival, we provide dance artists with space to create a new piece and free participation to our Intensive Summer Practice.

Open Call Festival Hop

Festival Hop 2017 is accepting submissions. The HOP Festival was born as the result of the Urban Culture & Dance Gathering Sessions (Encuentros de Danza y Cultura Urbana) promoted by the El Generador for Art and Cultural Creation Association (Associació El Generador, Art i Creació Cultural) in Barcelona back in 2011.

Drawing In The Wild Workshops Spain

Summer Intensive Creative Dance Workshops “DRAWING IN THE WILD” These workshops take place in the open air on an especially built platform and consist of a morning contemporary based class of 2 hours and an evening creative dance workshop using the stimulus of the beautiful environment where we are living .

Information Soup Residency

Information Soup Residency for professional dance artists Theme: Being ready Mission: Exchange and exploration Questions for research: How can we expand upon our experience of dance? How do we efficiently place ourselves and embrace the frequency of creativity? Where: Austria – Residency takes place in Ladendorf, a village 1 hour from Vienna.

Moving Bodies Festival Intensive Summer Practice

Moving Bodies Festival Intensive Summer Practice – Teatro Espace, Via Mantova 38, 10153 Torino Intensive Summer Practice from 28th of June to the 15th of July 2017 All workshops are inclusive of 4 days of performances! from the Opening on the 28th of June to the closing day on the 1st of July with Masaki Iwana.

Intensive Five Days Led By Shahar Binyamini

NOD is happy to Invite you to the Intensive 5 days led by Shahar Binyamini ex Batsheva dancer When: May 22 – 26 Schedule h: 10,00 / 11,15 Gaga dancers h: 11,30/13,30 his own work  Where: Centro Danza Royal – Via San Marino 89/14, Turin, Italy .

Audition Notice Ballet Ireland

Ballet Ireland is looking for experienced female and male dancers with excellent classical and contemporary technique for the upcoming 2017/18 season.  Ballet Ireland is based in Dublin and tours nationally in Ireland and abroad. Next season will include Romeo & Juliet choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple. Full availability is required from mid-September 2017 to the end of December 2017 .

Gaga and Physical Dance Camp Summer 2017

Krakow Choreographic Centre is happy to invite you to the next edition of Gaga/dancers and Physical Dance Camp – summer workshops with Noa Paran, former Batsheva Ensemble dancer and certified Gaga teacher and Roser López Espinosa – Spanish dancer, choreographer and physical dance teacher. Where: The Orle Gniazdo Hotel and Leisure Centre, Hucisko, Poland (we […]

NOD Workshop With Bryan Arias

NOD invites you to the Intensive 5 days workshop led by Bryan Arias. Workshop included into NOD International Contemporary dance Program  and open to external dancers As a dancer, Bryan went on to perform with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, before moving to Holland to join The Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT).

Add a little drama to your weekend! MAY24 Promo Code gets you a steal of a Ticket Deal this Sunday for ONEGIN

Rebecca Auerbach, Shane Carty, Josh Epstein, Peter Fernandes, Daren A. Herbert, Hailey Gillis, Elena Juatco. Racheal McCaig Photography

Our neighbours at DUO, the amazing MUSICAL STAGE COMPANY are currently presenting the multi-award winning Canadian musical ONEGIN onstage this week, and they’re offering a sweet deal on tickets!

A thrilling, contemporary adaptation of Pushkin’s timeless poem and Tchaikovsky’s renowned opera, Onegin features a high-energy musical score to tell a sweeping tale of unrequited love, infatuation, and intrigue. When the young and innocent Tatyana falls in love with the self-obsessed aristocrat Onegin, he firmly rejects her, arousing passionate love letters, noble duels and second chances.

A new Canadian musical from two of the creators of Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata, Onegin wowed west coast audiences in 2016 winning an unprecedented 10 Jessie Awards. Through Hille and Gladstone’s original, rousing score, audiences are swept into a musical experience as immersive as love itself.

Click HERE and use the promo code MAY24 to get tickets for either show this Sunday for only $24.00!

at Canadian Stage – Berkeley Street Theatre
May 17th – June, 4th
26 Berkeley Street, Toronto ON


Mark your calendars! June 8th is Dusk Dances’ fundraising event.

To kick off  their 23rd season, Dusk Dances is inviting you to an exciting fundraising evening on June 8th from 7:30 to 9:30pm! They are concocting an evening full of little surprises – a great opportunity to support the festival.

Their sponsor,  Tzabia Siegel, chef at The Shmooz, will create finger food inspired by the pieces that will be presented this summer at Withrow Park. Our favourite, Allegra Charleston will be hosting the event, while our Board Treasurer, Kevin Press, will become our DJ for the night. Fun activities will take place throughout the evening, from a short salsa class to a dance improvisation by some of the 2017 Dusk Dances performers. A variety of silent auction items will also be available.

You will enjoy the cozy atmosphere of The Shmooz and its patio, meet your neighbours and Dusk Dances’ Board members, have delicious food and drinks, and enjoy a fun evening!

June 8th
7:30 to 9:30 pm
The Shmooz
590 Pape Avenue, Toronto ON M4K 3R8
See map

$50 online
$60 at the door
(includes food + 1 drink per person)

Limited number of tickets

TDT’s Annual Online Fundraising Action Has Great Prizes – and ends May 22nd!


Let shopping for your mom to the last minute – again?  Toronto Dance Theatre can help you treat her to something really special this year, while supporting a worthy cause.

Just in time for Mothers’ Day, TDT is holding their second online auction, all in the spirit of spring.  Shopping at the auction not only gets you access to some unique and  fabulous items, it lets you help TDT create new works; foster the talent of a fully committed ensemble of dancers; offer creative opportunities for artists from Toronto, across Canada and abroad; and cultivate existing and new audiences for dance and the arts.

Some of the unbelievably fantastic swag on offer this year includes:  a champagne shopping extravaganza at haute men’s clothier Bustle Studio, dinner at Mercatto followed by the National Ballet’s Swan Lake,  a Stratford get-away, relaxation at float and an night at the TSO.

The Auction closes May 28th – bid today, before it’s too late!

To bid on some of the many exciting items on offer, click HERE

The AUCTION in Support of TDT
April 22, 2017 at Midnight EDT
May 28, 2017 at Midnight EDT

PUBLIC RECORDINGS gets great press for THE OTHER JESUS – playing until May 14, 2017

The Toronto Star is calling Other Jesus “unexpected and quite stunning”. Be sure not to miss this thoughtful and humorous play in the beautiful sanctuary of St Matthew’s Church before it ends on Sunday evening.

Read the full review from Toronto Star here.

Tickets  may be purchased in advance of the show, with good availability this weekend. Box Office at the door is cash only.

May 6 – 14, 2017 at 8pm
St Matthew’s Church,
729 St Clair West
$20-25 advance tickets
Tarragon Theatre Box Office: 416-531-1827
Tickets may be purchased online HERE.

Lua Shayenne Dance Company presents KIRA- THE PATH at The Citadel, May 27th, 2017