December 8–9, 2017

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre

WINTERSONG – dances for a sacred season



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WINTERSONG’s 30th anniversary warms the heart with a breathtaking tapestry of seasonal dance inspired by solstice traditions. Highlights include Deborah Lundmark’s Dancing Day, set to John Rutter’s luminous choral music, and the return of Santee Smith’s ravishing Star Dreamer, a traditional story of the significance of the Pleiades to Iroquoian midwinter ceremonies.

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