December 10–12, 2021

WINTERSONG – dances for a sacred season

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre


A circle of young dancers surround a single dancer

Photo by David Hou of A Day of Light by Hanna Kiel


Celebrating thirty-three years of illuminating the winter solstice through dance.

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre’s WINTERSONG – dances for a sacred season returns to warm the hearts of family audiences with a breathtaking tapestry of seasonal dance inspired by the world’s rich solstice traditions.

A world premiere by fast rising Haitian-born choreographer, Rodney Diverlus, highlights the company’s long-awaited return to performing live. The program also features multiple Dora Mavor Moore Award-winner Alyssa Martin’s quixotic STAR SEED, originally created for WINTERSONG’s 2020 streamed edition.

Two WINTERSONG classics complete the program, Hanna Kiel’s exuberant A Day of Light (2018), set to original music by Greg Harrison and Frances Miller and Carol Anderson’s signature creation Nowell Sing We with medieval carols arranged by Kirk Elliott.


…a thoroughly refreshing take on the season
– Michael Crabb, The Toronto Star

What all the works share is substance and artistic integrity.
– Paula Citron, The Dance Current

CCDT is a repertory company launched in 1980 by Deborah Lundmark and Michael deConinck Smith to present gifted next-generation artists in professional productions. The company has staged more than 1,500 performances from Barrie to Beijing including celebration of the Limón Dance Company’s 70th Anniversary with performances of José Limón’s The Winged at New York City’s storied Joyce Theater.


Dates & Times

December 10

December 11

December 12


Fleck Dance Theatre in Queen's Quay Terminal

207 Queens Quay West, 3rd Floor
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