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

Indigenous Ways of Knowing Land and Culture: REDTalk at Berkeley Street Theatre today at 5:30 PM – FREE

REDTalk:  Indigenous Ways of Knowing Land & Culture

Guests: Sandra Laronde (Red Sky Performance), Cowboy Smithx (RED x Talks & Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society), Gerald McMaster (OCAD University).

NOV 10 | 5:30-6:30PM

26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON

FREE EVENT preceding a 7pm performance of Red Sky’s Backbone. Ticket for the performance are available at the door or by calling: (416)368-3110 or at


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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

LESANDRA DODSON’S BODY WORK BANK a workshop exploring text, improvisation and choreographic creation takes place tomorrow

If you’d like to end you week with a different class than usual, OLDER and RECKLESS and TORONTO COMMUNITY DANCE LOVE-IN are offering a great opportunity tomorrow.

Lesandra Dodson (Fredricton NB) will teach a workshop entitled Body Word Bank, which provides physical exploration through a series of movement exercises, text, improvisation and creative movement development. The workshop is designed to explore choreographic creation and movement invention. It will investigate different ways to use text to build and create movement sequences. There will be focus on breath, sound, and the effect it has upon movement invention.

A rare chance to work with visiting Older & Reckless artists.
All workshop participants get a ticket discount to Older & Reckless.

Friday, November 10, 10:00am- 12:00pm
Dovercourt House, 2nd floor, 805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto ON
Pre-registration: $15/class
Drop in price: $17/class


Pre-registration is encouraged!


Kaeja d’Dance is holding auditions for Company Members on November 18th &19th


Kaeja d’Dance is auditioning for company dancers for new creations being made over the next few years. Dancers must be  team players, willing to take creative risks and go beyond their comfort level. An inclusive spirit, hunger for collaboration, passion and fascination for physical and intellectual inquisitiveness, both independently and as part of an ensemble are essential.  Strength and experience in improvisation, partnering and contemporary practices are vital.

All the information about the audition, including how to apply may be found here.

Need cheap, last minute rehearsal space? hub14 can help…


Announcing hub14’s NEW last-minute rental discount!  (the late bird gets the worm)

hub14 aims to provide affordable space for the independent contemporary performance community in Toronto and beyond.  To support this mission we are launching a new last-minute discount program.

$12 last-minute rentals exclusively for hub14 members!

How it works:

  1. Make sure you’re a hub member ($40 for a full year of discounted rentals)
  2. Get yourself on the late bird e-list (separate from our regular email list)
  3. Every Monday you will receive an email of this week’s last minute available bookings
  4. You have until Wednesday at midnight to contact hub14 and quote “late bird” in your booking request to receive the discounted rental rate.

Join the Late Birds!

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre needs volunteers for IMPULSE ’17

The Professional Program of the School of School of Toronto Dance Theatre is presenting its first show of the school year, IMPULSE 2017 and are looking to fill the following volunteer shifts:

Thursday, November 23 , 7-10 pm
Firday, November 24, 7-10 pm
Saturday, November 25, 7-10 pm

Thursday, November 30 , 7-10 pm
Friday, December 1, 7-10 pm
Saturday, December 2, 7-10 pm

Our volunteers help with handing out programs, take tickets, directing audiences and interacting with the patrons, and performing light clearing up duties after the show. Of  course you get to see the TDT students dance! Here’s a bit more information about the performance:  Impulse 2017

If you would like to pick up a shift or two – please send Lilya Sultanova an email at: with the date when you would like to volunteer.



RedSky’s BACKBONE continues at Canadian Stage until November 12th

November continues to be one of the most exciting months for dance in Toronto in 2017. The company of  Backbone by Red Sky opened last week and has been receiving standing ovations for its jaw-dropping performances.

Backbone is a cutting-edge new dance and live music creation inspired by the ‘spine’ of the Americas, charting the vast and rocky terrain of our human landscape. Through contemporary Indigenous dance and raw athleticism, nine dancers bring to life the electricity and impulses of our rocky mountainous backbone.

Backbone at Canadian Stage Berkeley Street
Tuesday, Nov 7 at 8 pm
Wednesday, Nov 8 at 1 pm matinee
Thursday, Nov 9 at 8 pm (post-show talk)
Friday, Nov 10 at 7 pm (with a REDTalk at 5:30 pm)
Saturday, Nov 11 at 8 pm
Sunday, Nov 12 at 1 pm matinee

Tickets from $35 and can be purchased online, by phone at 416.368.3110,  in person at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Theatre Box Office (26 Berkeley Street) or online

Happy Monday! New adventures and dancing opportunities await!


Rosie Park’s company in 5 Soldiers

It’s Monday, it’s a new month and maybe you’re feeling that it’s  time to switch things up:  go somewhere new, study with someone different, try dancing in a new city. What you do is up to you, but here are some dancing opportunities to help you move in a new direction.

As always, click on the header to see the full post.

Audition Notice Exim Dance Company

Exim Dance Company based in Plymouth, Devon is seeking 3 professional dancers and one understudy (2 males, 2 females) for their upcoming Research and Development Period between 19th February – 16th March (4 weeks) Please note this is subject to successful funding. The audition workshops and choreography will be delivered by Adam Benjamin.

Open Call – Unit Motives: Cage

Die Wolke art group calls choreographers, for a second consecutive year, to its Unit Motives initiative for the creation of solo contemporary dance works on musical works by great composers. This year, the event aims to explore the different kinetic and choreographic approaches to the interpretation of works by John Cage…

Play Practice Apprenticeship Program in India

Play Practice Residency organises a 3 week residential apprenticeship program for the 4th time focusing on Contemporary dance research, Improvisation methods, Contact improvisation, Partnering scores and Choreography taught by Ori Florin, Abhilash Ningappa and Irene sposetti, combining with Indian martial arts ( Kalari Payattu) and Yoga workshops . Indian classical dance forms (Odissi and Kuchupudi)…

PACT Zollverein Residency

Running all year round since 2002, the residency programme is at the heart of PACT Zollverein’s day to day work. Open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or music and closely linked to PACT’s two other core strands of activity …

Dance Workshop With Frantics Dance Company

8h Dance workshop with Frantics Dance Company When: 25th-26th of November 2017 /15p.m-19p.m Where: Marameo, Berlin Import: 65€ (until 12th November) From 13th until 24th November the import will be 80€ Levell: Medium-Advance To register write an email with the subject “Frantics Workshop” The workshop is a very physical, dynamic and emotional experience.

Rosie Kay Dance Company Urgently Seeks Male Dancers

RKDC seeks male dancers to learn part of the 5 SOLDIERS repertoire to join the company in New York and Washington DC in January 2018. Where: DanceXchange, Level 5, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4TB When: Friday 10 November 2017 Dancers need these qualities: Very fast at learning Good memory for complex material …