Dance

Events listing

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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Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance

March 28-April 2, 2017

Dedicated to founder and artistic director, Sudha Khandwani, the festival will present more than 40 dancers from Canada and India and feature the classical and contemporary dance styles of Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kathak, Chhau, and Modern.

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Rankefod

April 4- 8, 2017

One of the most important Danish dance works of this millennium. Kitt Johnson distils movement from the far corners of the natural world. Her translation of this vocabulary onto the human body is so seamless that humanity itself appears insubstantial.

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Steer

April 6- 8, 2017

Steer imagines a future humanity where the boundary between flesh and technology becomes indistinct. Using real-time motion capture, infrared camera and accelerometer motion sensors, Steer virtually extends dancer William Yong’s movement. The visually stunning result shows the intersection of the human and the digital–and offers a glimpse the implications of sensory enhancement as much as the ethical predicament of the disembodied self.

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The Radio Show

April 11-15, 2017

MacArthur Genius Award-winner Kyle Abraham proudly wears a multitude of signifiers: queer, black, high-modernist and popular. Through its buoyant and sensuous choreography, The Radio Show juxtaposes the disappearance of the Motown and hip-hop radio stations that soundtracked Abraham’s youth, with his father’s loss of his ability to speak due to Alzheimer’s.

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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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The Space Chums and Cirque-ability

May 20-22, 2017

Come join the rock and roll Circus! The Space Chums are blasting down to HarbourKIDS: Circus with some extra special extraterrestrial stowaways in tow. Get ready to blow off some steam, singing and dancing with this pop-powered spectacular of interactive fun.

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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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