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About the company:
Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre is a repertory company founded by artistic director Deborah Lundmark and managing director Michael deConinck Smith in 1980 to present gifted next-generation artists in professional productions. Since 2000, CCDT has conducted over one hundred Ontario Community Residencies engaging 160,000 students and teachers with main stage productions expressly crafted for young audiences. Other presentation highlights include an appearance at the Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre for the Creative Trust Gala, tours to Singapore, Malaysia and China, two appearances at Dancers for Life and five invitations to the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa.
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About the Artistic Director:
Deborah Lundmark, founding artistic director and resident choreographer of CCDT, has created more than 50 works for her company. These include collaborations with Danny Grossman, Holly Small, Toronto Children’s Chorus and Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. From Street Songs (1981) to Dancing Day (1989) and Precipice (2010), Deborah has impressed audiences and critics alike with her ability to nurture young dancers’ natural joy in movement without sacrificing the technical precision expected of professionals. Touring with CCDT, Deborah has shared her work with audiences, teachers and students of dance from Barrie to Beijing.
December 9 – 10, 2011Dance Family
For the past 24 years, Wintersong has warmed the hearts of family audiences with its breathtaking tapestry of seasonal dance. Come celebrate the holidays with some of Canada’s most exciting choreographers, dancers, and musicians inspired by the world’s rich solstice traditions. Includes favourites by Carol Anderson, Colin Connor, Deborah Lundmark and Kim Frank and features musicians Kirk Elliott, Rebecca Campbell and Ben Grossman. Designed for all ages and featuring a world premiere by Santee Smith.
This is a family-friendly performance.
"In a word, Wintersong is impressive." − Classical 96.3FM
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