World Stage artistic director discusses A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football

Jo Strømgren Kompani’s A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football is a series of comic, tough-and-tender vignettes celebrating the world’s favourite game. The performance delves into the physical routine of soccer and elevates the aesthetic aspects of its insanity. It comments on the perceived tension between high culture and sport. At first blush, the similarities between sport and performance may not …

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Queens Quay Construction Update March 25-28

Note: There will be no construction activity on Friday, March 29th (Good Friday). Storm and Sanitary: Work continues on the construction of a new sanitary sewer west of York St. (on the north side of Queens Quay). Crews will be saw-cutting and excavating the existing roadbed to install the new sanitary line approximately three metres under Queens Quay. A second …

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FRESH BLOOD 2013: Alysa Pires

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This process has been very much about me honing my choreographic voice. At this point in my choreographic life, I am most concerned with what makes me unique as an artist and what is new and exciting about my work. Our community does not need redundancies and am working to make sure that I do not become one.

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TAO Dance Theater brings a pure dance to World Stage

It’s been said that TAO Dance Theater doesn’t just merely push the envelope of dance – they are “performers working at the far edge of the known world of movement” (Kate Dobbs Ariail, CVNC [http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=4938]). We’re pretty sure that anyone in attendance last night would agree. Tao’s choreography is pure, minimalist and abstract, performed with a knock-out virtuosity. In a word: beautiful.

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These Inadequate Words: Katie McMillan on TAO Dance Theater

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Flipping through the program a few minutes before the opening of last night’s performance by TAO Dance Theater, I read the following: “Choreographer Tao Ye believes a single word or phrase is insufficient to summarize a work of contemporary dance theatre while still allowing audiences free range of imagination.” This excerpt was in reference to titling the work, but of course my reaction to reading this was, well, then how the hell am I supposed to write 1200 words about it?!

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FRESH BLOOD 2013: Jacob Niedzwiecki

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Now in its fourth year, FRESH BLOOD 2013 features innovative and exciting works by emerging Canadian contemporary choreographers. One of this year’s choreographers is Jacob Niedzwiecki with an excerpt of TBC, which premieres May 3rd and 4th 2013 at Dancemakers. Below is what he had to say about his upcoming presentation: This is my third Fresh Blood, and for me …

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FRESH BLOOD 2013: Meredith Anderson

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Now in its fourth year, FRESH BLOOD 2013 features innovative and exciting works by emerging Canadian contemporary choreographers. One of this year’s choreographers is Meredith Anderson with her new piece, State of Being. Below is what she had to say about her upcoming presentation: My name is Meredith Anderson from MADInception. I’m so excited to be involved in FRESH BLOOD this year! State of Being is my first …

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FRESH BLOOD 2013: Emilio Colalillo

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During these past months, myself Emilio Colalillo and Samantha Raymond, from EmilioMOVEMENT, have been preparing and rehearsing my duet, AVIDITA. We are in intense rehearsals trying to perfect and create new lifts and partner work in a unique way. The lifts have been very interesting to do as each time we practice, we find new and inventive ways to create, edit, and find interesting transitions into each lift.

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Q-Rock the Toronto Bronx Native

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Hip hop culture has always been open to the integration of different musical styles, techniques, genres, developments and changes. Widely recognized as a powerful and universal tool for unifying people of all classes, ages and races, the culture has seen different people from all over the globe use it as a form of expression, empowerment and communication. MC/dancer Q-Rock has used the five elements to infuse his culturally rich music and unique perspective, as a Nipissing, Ontario native, into the urban scene.

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FRESH BLOOD 2013: Anjelica Scannura

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Now in its fourth year, FRESH BLOOD 2013 features innovative and exciting works by emerging Canadian contemporary choreographers. One of this year’s Choreographers is Anjelica Scannura, co-Artistic Director of Ritmo Flamenco, with her piece Al-Maktoob (That What Is Written).

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