Photo Credit:

Sam So

Moving Online: Human Body Expression’s Resonance

In September 2019, DanceWorks opened the season with Human Body Expression’s Resonance, a CoWorks performance at the Sts. Cyril and Methody Church Hall.

Resonance evokes the power of evolution, inspired by the recent political movement in South Korea – the impeachment of now former president Park Geun-Hye in 2016. Choreographer Hanna Keil shares her inspiration for the project:

“This event taught me about the power of togetherness. South Korea is a small country with a large population (almost 52 million people). You can imagine the many differences in that country – political, religious, regional, and generational. This event showed me many things about what we want, but most importantly what we don’t want. People felt that it was now or never and that urgency brought people together. Witnessing individuals with different beliefs and a generation gap come together was an inspiring experience. This was a reminder that we are all connected and can initiate change in the community.”

Resonance was funded by Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council of the Arts

Choreography: Hanna Kiel in collaboration with dancers

Producer: Anisa Tejpar

Composer: Greg Harrison

Dancers: Connor Mitton, Eleanor van Veen, Jake Poloz, Jake Ramos, J.T. Papandreos, Lonii Garnons-Williams, Martha Hart, Morgyn Aronyk-Schell, Peter Kelly, Roberto Soria, Sarah MacDonald and Zsakira Del Col

Musicians: Adam Campbell, Andrew Beaudoin, Greg Harrison and Roger Cournoyer Mentor: Bonnie Kim Rehearsal Director: Natasha Poon Woo

Lighting Design: Noah Feaver

Costume Design: Julia Y. Kim Production

Manager:Adrien Whan

Stage Manager: Melanie Nablo

Live Sound Engineer: Tom Upjohn