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A national initiative conceptualized by Dora-nominated choreographer and creator Esie Mensah (Shades, A Revolution of Love), TESSEL explores the complexities of movement and voice as a form of resilience – and to achieve truth and honesty in sharing its participants’ lived experience as Black dance artists. TESSEL premiered across the country on the one-year anniversary of Blackout […]

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Encuentro Flamenco

In this passionate encounter between the new and the old, the composed and the interpreted, four artists delve deeply within themselves and their art in the never-ending quest for identity as Canadian flamenco artists. Together they bring a unique sound and art form to the stage: rooted in the traditional, yet redefined as their own. Vocals, Dance […]

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Clay Gardens

Zoë Pinnell is fascinated with gardens: How they grow, interact with each other, and how they are seemingly the perfect allegory for the cycle of life. She purposefully works with clay – which is essentially earth – to transform the material into beautiful objects that call to mind the idyllic gardens that inspire her. As a maker, […]

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WINTERSONG – dances for a sacred season

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 […]

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Jólabókaflóð: The Great Icelandic Book Give Away!

Roland Gulliver, director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, welcomes literary enthusiasts to Fleck Dance Theatre for an engaging discussion about the beloved Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð, also known as the Christmas book flood. During the round table, guests can hear from Icelandic Writer and Poet Thora Hjörleifsdóttir, Icelandic Writer Einar Kárason, Canadian author […]

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Ashley Audrain and Paula Hawkins in Conversation

Two New York Times bestselling authors, Ashley Audrain and Paula Hawkins, join us to discuss their latest novels. Audrain’s debut, The Push, is a rare, extraordinary look at the pressures and expectations of motherhood, and what really happens behind the closed doors of even the most perfect-looking families. Author of the wildly popular book The […]

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CoMotion Festival, curated by Alex Bulmer, celebrates new ideas and expressions by Deaf and disabled artists in a multidisciplinary program including visual arts, music, performances, digital art, workshops and panel discussions.  “Disability is political.  Disability is community. Disability is identity. Disability is an experience of living in a world with a ‘one size fits one’ design.  An international […]

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Shaped Like an Egg

For april martin the end thing is not the goal. Her practice is fuelled by systems of science, astrology, mythology and making. She creates curious objects and poetic installations transformed by materials, process, and embodied experience. This installation invokes the Three Fates with three elements, thread, ceramics and a tool (scissors) as a way of […]

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Body and Soul

The Canadian online premiere of Body and Soul, choreographed by Vancouver’s own Crystal Pite, and performed by the Paris Opera Ballet. A stunning work in three distinct parts, Body and Soul articulates Pite’s ongoing fascination with conflict, connectedness and the embodiment of the human spirit.

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A pivotal work by the late Jean-Pierre Perreault, Joe presents an image of the human condition that is so accurate and so moving that it remains forever imprinted in the memories of those who have seen it. To the sound of 32 pairs of work boots obsessively pounding the floor, 32 dancers, dressed in long coats and […]

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More Than Dance, We Are a Movement

Digidance is proud to offer a new film celebrating Red Sky Performance’s 20th anniversary story as a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. More Than Dance, We Are a Movement contains excerpts from their award-winning work Trace and Miigis, and interviews with collaborators who have participated in this remarkable journey. This film captures the creative drive of founder and […]

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Cão Sem Plumas (Dog Without Feathers)

“Mud has never looked as dazzling as in Dog Without Feathers, a 70-minute dance that captures the rough-hewed beauty and rich natural life of a river region in Brazil.”— Sarah L. Kaufman, The Washington Post, 2018 Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker delivers a powerful work that brings to life the poem “O Cão Sem Plumas,” written by João Cabral de Melo […]

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Babel 7.16

Presented in the famous Cour d’Honneur du Palais des Papes, choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet have joined forces with visual artist Antony Gormley to create Babel 7.16. The cast of 22 dancers comprises artists from 15 nations.   Recorded live at Festival d’Avignon, July 2016. Contains Course Language and Nudity. A programming partnership between DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Danse Danse (Montreal), and the National […]

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Part of ArtworxTO. Toronto-born, international artist Robert Young created UNMASK FEAR in response to the devastating global pandemic and the international outcry for racial justice. This critical, multiple content series features photographic portraiture and filmed stories of Black Canadians who have made remarkable contributions to community, culture and country. Robert Young’s campaign began in Washington, DC on […]

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