May 25–26, 2018

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre

Alien Grace



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In savage times, grace finds a natural refuge in the arts. Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre’s 17th NextSteps edition features five seasoned choreographers and eleven young dance artists who seek such gracious notes through one of its paramount instruments – the human form in motion.

The performance features a revival of Jennifer Archibald’s hyperphysical 2017 hit, SEEDS.whisper, and a world premiere by Forsythe Company member Roderick George whose full-length Fleshless Beast recently premiered in Berlin.

Launched in 1980, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre performs one of Canada’s most diverse repertoires by leading international choreographers and has staged more than fifteen hundred performances from Barrie to Beijing.

The company performed at New York City’s storied Joyce Theater for the International Dance Festival celebrating the José Limón Company’s 70th Anniversary and represented Canada at the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in Glasgow, Scotland.

Other highlights include appearances at Toronto’s Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres, tours to Singapore, Malaysia and China, and five invitations to the Canada Dance Festival.

Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark has created more than 40 works for her company including collaborations with the Danny Grossman Dance Company and blues artists Thompson Egbo Egbo, Jerome Godboo and Carlos del Junco. From her Street Songs (1980) to Rain Horse (2016), Ms. Lundmark has impressed audiences and critics alike with the power, precision and artistry of her unique company