Dance

Events listing

Dance Ontario: DanceWeekend’17

January 20-22, 2017

An explosion of dance that showcases raw talent and contemporary innovation as well as the beauty and diversity of traditional styles. Join us for three days showcasing 25 of Toronto’s most stunning dance companies.

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Dance Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award

January 22, 2017

Join the celebration of this year’s recipient of the Dance Ontario Lifetime, Vivine Scarlett.

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Afro-Fusion Workshop with Esie Mensah and The Black Stars

February 4-11, 2017

Rooted in traditional and contemporary African styles fused with dancehall, soca and more. Esie Mensah and The Black Stars promote a fusion of movement that is fun for all levels and all ages.

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DanceWorks DW219: Ylem (3 Eggs Ago) / Various Concert

February 9-11, 2017

Throwdown Collective brings a touch of magical realism to the stage with their physically exciting contemporary dance performances. Members Zhenya Cernazocv, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson perform the world premiere of Montreal choreographer Lina Cruz’s Ylem (3 Eggs Ago), and their award winning creation, Various Concert.

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dance Immersion presents TEN by ACE Dance and Music (UK)

February 10-11, 2017

Celebrating 20 years of creating and touring dance shows, ACE showcases their Canadian Premiere of TEN choreographed by Jose Agudo.

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DanceWorks DW220: Holy Cow(s)!

March 23-25, 2017

Holy Cow(s)! run rampant, toppling taboos of gender, identity, sexuality and cultural (mis)appropriation. This provocative contemporary Bharatanatyam performance is infused with humour and diffused through a global dance lens.

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A Mile in My Shoes presented by Silhouettes Dance Company

March 24-25, 2017

A Mile in My Shoes – a collection of choreographies – is a journey through the art of dance.

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DanceWorks DW:221 Glory

April 28-29, 2017

Epic, imaginary battles based on a childhood passion for action films inform Shay Kuebler’s athletic and acclaimed work Glory, which examines the glorification of violent behaviour in our media-drenched culture.

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Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company: Season 2017

May 5- 7, 2017

This award-winning company of dancers and musicians presents a provocative and captivating evening of flamenco and Spanish dance performed with passion and elegance. Voted by NOW Magazine readers as Toronto’s Best Dance Company in 2015.

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Ballet Creole: Kambule

May 12-14, 2017

Kambule pays homage to African ancestors and forefathers, who marked the end of slavery by taking banned cultural expressions out of hiding and onto the streets. The Kambule is a powerful manifestation of culture, spirituality, beauty, royalty and pride

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Femmes du Feu: Circus Sessions 2017

May 19-20, 2017

Now in its third year, Circus Sessions is a week-long creative laboratory where 12 national and international contemporary circus artists work together under the guidance of a mentor. Come witness two performances of new work created throughout this week.

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Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre: Serious Games

May 26-27, 2017

Highlights of this CCDT offering include David Earle’s classic Serious Games and Deborah Lundmark’s Rain Horse, which features a live performance by harmonica maestro Carlos del Junco and The Blues Mongrels trio.

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