December 1–3, 2017

Body Percussion Festival



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In association with Harbourfront Centre

Movement, Dance and Voice created solely through the body, footwear and instruments that are extensions of the body. The range of forms includes throat singing, ethno-contemporary, tap, beatbox, English sword dance, belly dance and more. Watch professional and community-based groups celebrating the joy of rhythm. Three performances feature six groups per show. Participatory workshops will provide a vibrant connection between artists and audiences.

Artistic Director/Producer, Viv Moore’s eccentric dance journey has included Ballet, English Music Hall, Clog, Social Dance and Butoh. Born in England, she has danced, choreographed and acted both collaboratively and as a solo artist since 1979 (Australia, England, Sweden, Canada). Recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship (English Clog/Step Dance; Whip, Archery, Knife/Tomahawk throwing; Butoh.

Associate Producer Dave Wilson studied Dance as a child and as a Physical Education student in England. He was a Professor at McMaster University (Department of Kinesiology) where he founded McMaster Dancers and The Hamilton Dance Company. In Toronto, he is the Artistic Director of The Parahumans. Dave was a board member of Dance Ontario for 11 years.
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