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Kaitlin Standeven & Pulga Muchochoma in rehearsal
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About the company:
Toronto Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading dance companies, recognized for the intelligent, provocative vision of its choreography and the exceptional artistry of its dancers. Founded in 1968 by Peter Randazzo, Patricia Beatty and David Earle, and under the artistic direction of Christopher House since 1994, TDT has produced a remarkable body of original Canadian choreography.
TDT performs annually at Harbourfront Centre and at its own Winchester Street Theatre in Cabbagetown. The company maintains a regular presence from coast to coast in Canada, and has toured extensively in the US, Europe and Asia.
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About the choreographer:
Christopher House was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Resident Choreographer of Toronto Dance Theatre since 1981 and Artistic Director since 1994, he has contributed over 60 works to the company’s repertoire in addition to creating choreographies for such companies as Lisbon’s Ballet Gulbenkian, the National Ballet of Canada and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. His work has been presented across Canada, the US and in Europe, Asia and South America. Christopher House has received much acclaim for his choreography, including three Dora Mavor Moore Awards and the Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Dance.
April 25 28, 2012Dance
Toronto Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of a bold new work by Christopher House set to "Rivers," the beloved masterpiece of Canadian composer Ann Southam. House, a choreographer of rare musicality, collaborates with TDT’s 10 amazing dancers to create a fluid and unpredictable counterpoint to this sublime music, reflecting its rushing cascades, luxuriant eddies and quiet islands of calm. Renowned virtuosa Christina Petrowska-Quilico will perform "Rivers" live at each production.
With lighting by Simon Rossiter and set design by Michael Levine!
“One of the treasures of Canadian dance.” − The Globe and Mail