November 1–4, 2017

ProArteDanza

Season 2017

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Two exciting world premieres from two world-class choreographers: Canada’s multi-award winning Matjash Mrozewski’s collaboration with playwright Anna Chatterton, and internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Kevin O’Day, former Artistic Director of Ballet Manheim.

Since 2004 ProArteDanza has been dazzling Canadian audiences with their signature full-throttle physicality and emotionally resonant performances. Called “the best small-scale contemporary ballet company in Canada” by the Globe and Mail (2012), ProArteDanza presents compelling dance works that embody the motto Passion in Performance and cross boundaries of technical skill and artistic expression.

Roberto Campanella trained at the Scuola Italiana di Danza Contemporanea and danced with Compagnia Italiana di Danza Contemporanea, Aterballetto and The National Ballet of Canada Roberto trained with the National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program graduating with distinction. He is a sought-after guest teacher for companies such as The National Ballet of Canada and Stuttgart Ballet as well as companies in Italy, Korea and Japan.

Kevin O’Day was trained at the Joffrey Ballet, danced in that company, the American Ballet Theatre and, beginning in 1984, had long association with choreographer Twyla Tharp. In 2002 he was appointed artistic director of the Nationaltheater Mannheim Ballett, renamed Kevin O’Day Ballett NTM. As a choreographer, O’Day has produced more than sixty original ballets for the New York City Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Stuttgarter Ballett, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Ballet Argentino, The Royal Danish Ballet, ProArteDanza, BalletX, Ballett im Revier, and Ballett Augsburg, among others.

A graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School, Matjash Mrozewski is a Toronto-based choreographer and director with an international career, having created works for, among many others, The National Ballet of Canada, The Australian Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. Last year he directed the Dora Award-winning Botticelli in the Fire for Canadian Stage.