NextSteps

inDance AD talks South Asian dance, cultural appropriation, collaboration, and Big Macs

DanceWorks presents inDANCE’s Holy Cow(s)!, as part of Harbourfront Centre’s Next Steps Series on March 23–25, 2017 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. In this interview, Hari Krishnan, Artistic Director of inDANCE, talks South Asian dance, cultural appropriation, collaboration, and Big Macs. DANCEWORKS: The title of the show is Holy Cow(s)! Can you tell us more about this compelling title? HARI: …

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Choreographer Lina Cruz talks creative process and the upcoming world premiere of Ylem (3 Eggs Ago)

Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh DanceWorks presents Throwdown Collective, as part of Next Steps at Harbourfront Centre, from February 9–11, 2017. Comprised of Toronto dance artists Zhenya Cernazocv, Mairéad Filgate, and Brodie Stevenson, Throwdown Collective will perform two trios: the world premiere of Ylem (3 Eggs Ago) commissioned from Montreal choreographer Lina Cruz, and the Collective’s own creation, Various Concert. Here, …

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Call to artists: Circus Sessions 2017

Circus Sessions, May 14–20th, 2017 Produced by Femmes du Feu in partnership with Harbourfront Centre, part of NextSteps 2016/17. Call to artists Circus Sessions – now in it’s third season – is a weeklong creative laboratory and think-tank that offers 12 contemporary circus artists the opportunity to work with internationally renowned UK mentor Sean Gandini at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. This initiative is open to the …

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DanceWorks presents world premiere works by Yvonne Ng

DanceWorks presents Yvonne Ng/tiger princess dance projects’s In Search of the Holy Chop Suey and Zhong Xin as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps dance series, November 24–26. DanceWorks spoke with choreographer Yvonne Ng about the upcoming world premieres and her creative process, which included working with the dancers in isolation from each other for the past year. DanceWorks: In your new …

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5 Elements choreographers talk inspiration and process

Little Pear Garden’s 5 Elements features five exciting, emerging choreographers representing diversified dance backgrounds. Watch below as they talk about their sources of inspiration and process of choreography. Don’t miss Five Elements on November 24–26 at Harbourfront Centre’s Studio Theatre. Get your tickets now.

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Pushing Limits on Creation

by Mary-Margaret Scrimger It is every humans dream to fly. And our greatest nightmare to fall. That’s what attracted me to circus: the brief moment of freedom, the weightlessness, and the terror of falling. The circus empire that stretches through history and across the world is based on audiences all knowing these truths. As a performer, it is different. Whether …

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Behind the scenes at ProArteDanza’s Season 2016

ProArteDanza’s Season 2016 hits the Fleck Dance Theatre, November 16–19. Read what audiences had to say about this upcoming NextSteps performance. St. Catharines “incredible, captivating” “wonderful choreography – loved the show” “you all rocked it!” “a perfect mix of beauty, creativity, athleticism, and feeling” Oakville “Pro Arte Danza should be seen by everyone.” “…intoxicating” “I’ve seen hundreds of shows in my life, …

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The JOE Project, co-production with Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

Older & Reckless, part of NextSteps, offers a unique opportunity for amateurs (or non-professionals) to learn and perform a contemporary dance piece as part of the programming. Since 2012, every O&R season has included a community performance project, offering participants a new appreciation of contemporary dance by jumping into the act. They get to flex their muscles – and their creative muscles, too, in the process of …

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Catching up with the magnificent Older & Reckless artists

We asked the Older & Reckless artists some questions leading up to their upcoming performances at NextSteps, presented in association with Harbourfront Centre, November 11 & 12. Here are a few selected responses. You can find all of the Q&As with the O&R artists on the MOonhORsE website. And don’t miss the video below for a sneak peak at the magnificent Older …

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Just over a week until PRALAYA!

With just over a week left until the world premiere of our newest production PRALAYA, we at Sampradaya Dance Creations can feel the excitement mounting in our studios. From rehearsal schedules to costume trials to set and light designs, we have put on our creative and production hats. Two of our principal dancers, Atri Nundy and Nithya Garg travelled to Bali this past …

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