Jasmyn Fyffe creates new work for IMPULSE opening November 23rd at The Winchester St Theatre

This month’s  School of TDT newsletter  features a profile of DUO client Jasmyn Fyffe.  Jasmyn is currently creating a new work on TDT’s second year students to be presented  as part of  IMPULSE, the professional school’s upcoming winter concert.

It’s a great article about Jasmyn and her career. It also looks like IMPUSE is going to be a great show.

The School of TDT presents IMPULSE

November 23/24/25/30
December 1/2
All performances at 8:00 PM

Winchester Street Theatre
80 Winchester Street
Toronto, ON M4X 1B2  View Map


Little Pear Garden opens TALES OF CHINA tonight at the Betty Oliphant Theatre

Merde to our clients and colleagues at LITTLE PEAR GARDEN on the opening night of their latest production, TALES OF CHINA.
The production celebrates the company’s 10 years of creating and celebrating dance rooted in Chinese history and culture.

The show runs for two nights at the Betty Oliphant Theatre.  For further information or to order tickets, go to the website

DANCEWORKS celebrates its 40th this weekend at HARBOURFRONT



Last night, DanceWorks, Toronto’s acclaimed and longest running contemporary dance series, opened  its 40th Anniversary Celebration, a stellar evening of world premieres and past favourites. The house was packed, the show rocked, and the closing number by Denise Fujiwara had the house on its feet with its hands in the air.  Kudos to Mimi Beck and company for serving up a great start to a weekend that both celebrates and reflects the vibrant history of independent contemporary dance in this city.

Featured artists in this unique evening include choreographers/performers Esmeralda Enrique and Joanna de Souza who collaborate on the world premiere of Amalgam; choreographer Denise Fujiwara with the world premiere of Moving Parts; choreographer/performer Learie McNicolls with two works; remounts of The Night Journey and excerpts from Dancing With The Ghost; and choreographer Holly Small with composer Robert W. Stevenson with a re-imagining of Cheap Sunglasses.

Mimi Beck, curator of DanceWorks, said: “DanceWorks began at the Music Gallery in 1977. We’ve had 222 numbered performances since then. True to its early roots, the 40th anniversary edition – DW 223 – features music, dance and performance by five seasoned choreographers, all of whom were presented in previous seasons. These pieces are a sampling of themes from different decades of DanceWorks, drawn from 1981 to today.”

DanceWorks began as a collective of independent dance artists in 1977 and has grown to become Toronto’s leading presenter of independent dance. DanceWorks offers seasons of eclectic, exhilarating choreography programmed to intrigue, challenge and enthrall.

DanceWorks presents its 40th Anniversary Celebration– part of Harbourfront Centre NextSteps dance series – a thrilling mix of world


 premieres & re-imagined remounts featured over the last four decades!

Thursday, November 16 – Saturday, November 18 at 8pm nightly
At Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W., Toronto

Dynamic Ticket Pricing – the earlier you purchase, the more you save:

Prior to the week of the show – $36During the week of the show – $40
Day of Show – $42
Discounts: Seniors-$28
Arts Industry-20% discount
Students-$15 and Groups of 10+ -$23

Call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 OR purchase online at www.danceworks.ca

CORPUS opens HOUSE GUESTS November 21st


House Guests – TRAILER from CORPUS on Vimeo.

Next week, CORPUS opens what promises to be one of the most innovative dance performances on offer this season.

CORPUS describes their latest creation, HOUSE GUESTS like this:

Around the corner from Dundas and Ossington.
A typical Toronto house with rust-coloured bricks.
A red door. Number 8.
And from the ground floor to the attic, welcoming gazes through the window panes.
An invitation.
To an enchanting evening in the company of flamboyant characters.
All three floors vibrate to the dancers’ movements.
The creaking of the wooden staircases.
Subdued lighting.
A sound atmosphere with a Spanish touch.
A brazen spirit on a fridge.
Albanian customs.
A cleaning paranoid…

An intimate experience in the private home of CORPUS‘ Artistic Director from Nov 21st to Dec 17th.
Close to 200 tickets already sold. Sold-out Premiere.
Wait no more.

A DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event
Created by David Danzon with the Ensemble

Artistic Direction: David Danzon
Performers: Michael Caldwell, Jolyane Langlois, Takako Segawa, Robert Feetham, Indrit Kasapi
Artistic Advisor and Stage Manager: Ayelen Liberona
Artistic Producer: Isorine Marc
Composer: Pedro Guirao
Project Coordinator: Zoie Browne
Assistant Stage Manager: Ariane Burtin
Created by David Danzon with the Ensemble.

Premiere: November 21st 2017
Run: November 22nd to December 17th, 2017 (Tuesday-Sat – 8pm // Sat & Sun Matinee – 5pm)

To order tickets go to :  www.corpus.ca

TRIPTYQUE wows audiences at Canadian Stage


Gravity-defying athleticism, the lyricism of contemporary dance and the poetics of the imagination come together in this virtuosic triple bill from Quebec circus superstars The 7 Fingers (Cuisine & Confessions, Traces). For the first time, the innovative troupe joins forces with three internationally-renowned choreographers, weaving together a magical journey between circus and dance.

Triptyque, Québec’s Les 7 doigts de la main, one of the world’s most innovative circus companies, fuses circus with dance, combining the talents of: Marie Chouinard, whose duet Anne et Samuel examines the relationship between gravity and the human body, Victor Quijada presenting the hand-balancing quintet Variations 9.81,  and  Marcus Morau lures the audience into the space between wake and sleep with the mesmerizing Nocturnes.

Circus and dance together:  sounds like a fabulous show!

“Absolutely magnificent.”  – CBC- Radio-Canada

Triptyque by les 7 doigts de la main

Canadian Stage
Bluma Appel Theatre
27 Front Street East, Toronto

Friday Nov  17/Saturday  Nov 18  8:00 PM
Saturday Nov 18/ Sunday Nov 19 1:00 PM


UNCOVERED opens at KOERNER HALL tonight!

Our friends and neighbours at Musical Stage Company open UNCOVERED tonight at  Koerner Hall.

“Like A Rolling Stone”, “Born To Run”, “The Times They Are A-Changin”, “Dancing In The Dark” and “Blowin’ In The Wind”: the songs of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen were the soundtracks of two generations, giving voice to protests and hopes.

In The Musical Stage Company’s signature concert experience,  music director Reza Jacobs’ wildly imaginative arrangements of these iconic songs are performed by musical luminaries in the exquisite Koerner Hall. Divine Brown , Brent Carver, Jackie Richardson and Melissa O’Neill are just a few members of the star-studded ensemble performing at this not-to-be-missed event.


Beyography starts tonight at 5:30 PM at the SONY CENTRE – FREE!

Feeling the urge to channel your dance diva?  Head to the Sony Centre today for the start of  three FREE classes of Beyography!

Beyography is a tribute dance class where you are encouraged and welcomed to release your inner Diva. In this intensive, two-hour class you’ll learn the choreography to a music video!

November 14 – “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child
November 21 – “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé
November 28 – “Run the World” by Beyoncé

Registration is free for participants. 30 spots will be available to pre-register a spot, 20 spots will be reserved for drop-in participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ONLY pre-register if you are sure you can attend.Class capacity is 50 participants.

Dates/Time: Nov 14, 21, and 28 from 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (1 Front St East, Toronto)

Cost:  FREE

More information for registration and contact  HERE

Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival in Toronto this weekend!

Ladies of Hip-Hop are coming to Toronto for the first-ever Toronto edition of its international festival.

Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Ladies of Hip-Hop Battle @ Harbourfront Centre inside The Brigantine Room

Sunday, November 12th, 2017
Ladies of Hip-Hop workshop @ Waterfront Neighbourhood Community Centre
$25 Dollars per workshop

For further information, check out the festival’s WEBSITE

OLDER & RECKLESS #40 opens at HARBOURFRONT tonight

Also at Harbourfront this weekend, OLDER & RECKLESS #40, featuring 15 world-class dance artists, 2 duets, 3 solos and a community work all in one performance!  OLDER & RECKLESS #40 celebrates age on stage and life-long passion by featuring older dancers who dare to approach mastery in their art form.

With audience warm-ups, after parties and more,  OLDER & RECKLESS #40 is an event to experience and to inspire!

Lesandra Dodson (New Brunswick) presents In Two Days a Man Can Change.  Performed by dynamic duo Ric Brown & Darryl Tracy, the duet reveals a  “delicious and droll take on the foibles of humankind.”- Globe & Mail

Heidi Latsky (NYC) performs Timestamp #4  “a choreographer and dancer of uncommon intelligence and fluidity… ”- New York Times

Jane Mappin & Daniel Firth (Montreal) perform Ils m’ont dit,  exposing the inner world of those who struggle with mental illness

Sashar Zarif’s solo “The wound is the place where the light enters you” is “…akin to an act of love.”- Susan Walker

OLDER & RECKLESS #40 also features honoured guest, Evelyn Hart in a new solo by Matjash Mrozewski.

Plus Peter Chin‘s community project, Tell Everyone, for a cast of 25 amateurs along with 5 seasoned dance pros including Susie Burpee & Bonnie Kim.


​Friday November 10 at 8pm
Saturday November 11 at 2pm and 8pm

Harbourfront Centre Theatre
231 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Tickets: ONLINE or by calling
Harbourfront Centre Box Office: (416) 973-4000

Janak Khendry Dance Company presents LIFE ETERNAL at the Fleck this weekend!




The Janak Khendry Dance Company celebrates its 39th year and Canada’s 150th Anniversary with a unique dance creation that reflects on transcending time and space in a journey to love, peace, freedom and happiness. The world premiere of Life Eternal features an outstanding ensemble of 14 dancers, including Artistic Director Janak Khendry who choreographs this captivating dance work, with music composed by Ashit Desai.

Life Eternal is rooted in ancient universal truths embraced by Jain, Hindu and Buddhist philosophies of life. Indian classical dance is the medium that the distinguished Janak Khendry Dance Company uses to unravel these teachings.

The art of seduction, adoration of nature and artful loving devotion to a Divine Being are themes interwoven into the dance structure. Life Eternal highlights the quest to attain immortality – decoded as total freedom – transcending time and space, accepting nothing after life, except eternal calm on the road to that freedom.

Janak Khendry Dance Company presents World Premiere of Life Eternal
Choreographed by Janak Khendry, Music composed by Ashit Desai

Thursday, November 9 – Saturday November 11
8pm nightly
Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay W., 3rd Floor, Toronto

Regular Tickets are $30 & $35
Students/Seniors/Artsworkers are $25
Groups 10+ are $20.
Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000
or Janak Khendry Dance Company’s website at www.jkdanceco.org