Propeller Dance

Propeller Dance, Canada’s foremost contemporary integrated dance company, celebrates artists of diverse bodies and minds. Flesh & Spokes and Spasticus challenge perceived notions, open hearts, and celebrate our differences. Inspired by Ian Dury’s “spastic” anthem, Spasticus is a bright explosion out of darkness, a successful uprising, in which the liberated triumphantly declare, “I am Spasticus!” In Flesh & Spokes, dancers flow through an abstract landscape making connections through curiosity, resistance, and acceptance.

Renata Soutter & Shara Weaver – Artistic Co-Directors, Propeller Dance

Flesh & Spokes
Choreographer: Renata Soutter
Music: Dominique Saint-Pierre
Dancers: Cee Ancheta, Sylvain Bouchard, Bella Bowes,
Robert Chartier, Geoff Dollar, Amelia Griffin,
Nicolas Benoit Mariaca, Liz Winkelaar, Russell Winkelaar

Concept and Director: Liz Winkelaar
Music: Ian Dury, Dominique Saint-Pierre
Dancers: Cee Ancheta, Sylvain Bouchard, Bella Bowes,
Ada Chan, Robert Chartier, Geoff Dollar, Moni Hoffman,
Jessie Huggett, Nicolas Benoit Mariaca, and Russell Winkelaar
Choreography Mentor: Renata Soutter
Rehearsal Director: Amelia Griffin .

DanceWorks will also present a Matinee on March 12, 2020. Matinee is open to school and community groups. More information available here.

Audience Advisory (only for evening performances, as Matinee will not contain this subject matter):

Please note that Spasticus, includes mature subject matter, coarse language and violence. It is not intended for children under 12 years of age.

Spasticus and Flesh and Spokes contain haze and water-based fog effect.

Theatre Accessibility

Harbourfront Centre is an accessible venue. Elevator access to the theatre’s entrance is available from the main floor at the south end of the building.

Wheelchair seating can be accommodated. As space is limited, please reserve your wheelchair accessible seating in advance.

Wheelchair accessible restrooms with power assisted entry are present.

Free ticket for accompanying Personal Support Workers

Ontario Public Health held a news conference today and recommended cancelling events with over 250 people. Sales are approx 120 for each night.  They recommend checking with local public health units. *   

*Toronto Public Health:

We regret that due to circumstances beyond our control, Audio Description will NOT be available.



Event Details


March 13

- 14, 2020


Fleck Dance Theatre


Renata Soutter & Liz Winkelaar

Company Name:

Propeller Dance

Show Name:

Flesh & Spokes / Spasticus


7:30 pm