NextSteps

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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DanceWorks Interviews Wen Wei Wang

Made in China is an interdisciplinary performance uniting the talents of four creators/performers whose contemporary art practices have been influenced by China’s Cultural Revolution. Three of the artists, Wen Wei Wang (Artistic Director, Wen Wei Dance); Yanjinzi Gao (Artistic Director, Beijing Modern Dance Company); and Qiu Xia He (Musician, Silk Road Music) grew up in China and studied traditional arts …

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Six Harbourfront Centre shows nominated for the 2016 Dora Awards

The nominees for the 2016 Dora Awards have been announced and we are thrilled that six shows from our 2015-16 performing arts programmes were nominated. With four from NextSteps and two from World Stage, the ten total nominations include: Outstanding Touring Production, Outstanding Performance – Ensemble and Outstanding Performance – Male, among others. Harbourfront Centre is also proud to host …

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Swan Lake Syndrome! (or how smoking and modern dance saved my life)

By Linnea Swan From Many Peoples, Strength (The Official Motto of Saskatchewan) I am a prairie girl, through and through. I grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and had what most would consider a privileged childhood. I had a loving family with parents who had the will and the means to let me rigorously pursue my passion for dance from a …

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A note on PRECIPICE

By: Natasha Poon Woo, Rehearsal Director of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) This past October I had the honour of accompanying 14 of our young company dancers and apprentices to New York City, where CCDT proudly took to The Joyce Theater’s stage to perform excerpts from The Winged at the José Limón International Dance Festival. We were the youngest troupe …

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Circus around the Globe

By: Jackie Houghton Circus Sessions, co-produced by Femmes du Feu and Harbourfront Centre, is a week-long creative laboratory supporting the evolution of Canadian contemporary circus. A selection of contemporary circus artists from across Canada and the world will share exciting new ideas, discoveries and collaborations in a memorable performance for two nights only, May 20–21. With the global success of …

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The evolution of Company 605

Written by Catherine Romano, DanceWorks DanceWorks presents Company 605’s Vital Few, as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, on May 7, 2016 at the Fleck Dance Theatre. Here, co-artistic director, Lisa Gelley Martin, talks the name change from collective to company, the concept of connectedness and how the title of the new work, Vital Few, relates to the Pareto Principle. DanceWorks: Company …

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