Transcendance - Eve of St. George
January 26th-28th 2018
An immersive voyeuristic re-creation of one of our most chilling tales. Audience members are greeted, masqued and then set free to roam the four levels and countless rooms of the Great Hall as they wish, as the story unfolds around them… and sometimes interacts with them. Each person’s experience of the show will be unique. Follow a character, investigate the environment, rifle through in the private effects of the characters… but whatever you do, don’t venture into any of the rooms that are locked. There is a reason they are locked.
TEACHING AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyond Movement Dance Intensive
August 15th-18th 2016
A dance-based laboratory that intends to provide young artists with a broadened scope of information beyond the studio experience.
Open to ages 6-18:
JUNIOR (Half Day): Ages 6-9
INTERMEDIATE (Full Day): Ages 10-13
SENIOR (Full Day): Ages 14-18
Jazz, Contemporary Elements, Lyrical, Functional Ballet, Partnering, Hip Hop, Floor Work, Yoga, African, Tap, discussion forums on nutrition, anatomy, photography for the arts, journal writing and more!
RECENT PERFORMANCE AND COLLABORATION
APDP - Exterminating Angel Creation
November 13th-December 1st 2017
We are beyond excited to share that we will be back in the studio in November working on a new version of "Exterminating Angel" which made its acclaimed debut at the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival. Look out for a Toronto run of the full-length show next year!
Frog In Hand - Block Party
November 2nd-4th 2017
This is “Block Party,” Frog in Hand’s newest full-length creation for five dancers. The work will be a celebration of play and creativity, involving set, costume design and a live DJ to support the choreographic voice. Block Party will be an energetic, brave dance work celebrating the power of imagination and play. The space will remain alive as a post-show environment, transforming into a collaboration where the audience will be encouraged to interact, create, engage and party with the blocks.
Lighting design by Joe Pagnan, costumes/blocks by Noelle Hamlyn.
photos: Alvin Collantes
Inception to Exhibition and TOES FOR DANCE
October 20, 2017
David & Kristen Informal Showing
2017/2018 Dance Space Grant Winner
ITE Dance Space Grant recipients Kristen Carcone and David Norsworthy present an in-studio showing of their works in progress.
Following the New York showing:
Featuring the choreography of TFD Co-Directors David and Kristen, our Works-In-Process Showings will reach over one thousand students at eight high schools across the Greater Toronto Area between October 24-30th!
Dance Matters - A Woman's Work Series
October 21st and 22nd 2017
Very excited to be remounting solo Untitled made in collaboration with Colleen Snell at Dance Matters
The 'A Woman's Work' series explores topics related to women’s rights and roles in society, women’s individual stories related to their heritage, culture or experiences and issues related to gender.
ACE Awards with Akira Uchida
August 05, 2017
The Capezio A.C.E. Awards is a choreography competition dedicated to introducing the next generation of emerging and influential choreographers to the commercial dance world. Now in its ninth season, the Capezio A.C.E. Awards receives hundreds of choreography submissions every year, representing all styles of dance from tap, jazz, ballet, modern to musical theatre. The top 15 applicants are selected to present their work at The Dance Teacher Summit. A panel of representatives from Capezio, the Dance Teacher Summit, Dance SpiritMagazine, Dance Teacher Magazine and the dance industry will deliberate to select 3 choreographers who will receive funds to produce a full-length show.
you'll still call me by name
December 9th-11th and 14th-17th 2016
Choreographer Sonya Tayeh (Obie and Lucille Lortel Award Winner, Drama-Desk-and Emmy nominated) brings us you'll still call me by name, an emotionally charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and jagged relationship between a mother and daughter. The piece exposes the cellular desire for familial acceptance, intimately investigating and dissecting the heartbreaking chasm that forms when it is lost - and the endurance it takes to transcend that space between. Original live music composed by indie-folk duo The Bengsons.
In Situ: Creature
October 27th-29th 2016
In Situ is a multi-arts festival taking place in October at the Small Arms Building in Mississauga. The event will feature live music, live art creation and pop up theatre performances, all in the former WWII arms factory.
Come join us from October 27-29 to celebrate the history of the Small Arms Building and help to transorm the heritage building into a creative hub.
Cash bar and BBQ will be present for each of the three performance days!
For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/in-situ-tickets-27996494268?aff=es2
I truly believe that this art form - dance - gives you no choice but to question everything about yourself, what you want and what you truly believe in. We explore and revisit those questions every single day. We are forced to get real and be honest with ourselves. Doing this - practicing being in your body, and pursuing total connection - is a beautiful responsibility.