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Body Brake is a coproduction between Anandam Dancetheatre and Theatre Passe Muraille. It debuted in the winter of 2014 and has been a sold out success from the start. It currently has four editions and is a featured part of Theatre Passe Muraille’s late night programming. It is curated by Anandam’s artistic director Brandy Leary, whose diverse and broadly spanning artistic practice has taken her around the world performing, collaborating and teaching.
Anandam creates live performances that explore the body as a curious and shifting filter for diverse viewpoints and practices. Performances are created from dissonant sources in often alternative spaces or re-visioned traditional ones, collaboration among artists is post disciplinary and the aesthetic interest is polyculutral. Their work is specifically fascinated by the present moment as an exchange and collaboration between people in a performative and social context. To Anandam, this present-ness is energetic, transmissive, shamanistic, philosophic, embodied, simple and clear. Through their works this primary interest takes many forms of large and small, public and private but has at its root, and as a priority, an interest in intimacy, the body and the environment.
Lucie Tic began her DJ career more than 10 years ago,and has made a name for herself at major festivals, clubs and corporate events across North America and Asia, including a residency at the Venetian Hotel in Macau. In addition to being one of the country’s premier DJs, Lucie is a professional dancer and instructor, and incorporates an adept mixture of all styles of dance and indie music into her sets, keeping the floor perpetually packed. In Toronto, she’s at home in the city’s biggest venues including The Drake Hotel, Wrongbar, Mod Club, Spin Galactic, 2nd Floor, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto and the Thompson Hotel. Lucie joined the BELLOSOUND team in 2011 and her hard work paid off when she was awarded NOW Toronto’s pick for Best Local DJ in 2013.