March 7 - 8, 2023 at 8pm Fleck Dance Theatre
Ballet Edmonton's E-MOTION TOUR
A triple-bill mixed program by three outstanding choreographers.
A new work (currently untitled) by Montreal born creator Dorotea Saykaly, winner of the inaugural Emily Molnar choreography award.
Valei-me created by Brazilian born dancer and choreographer Diego Ramalho.
Persistence of Memory by celebrated Ballet Edmonton Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang.
February 1 - 4, 2023 at 8pm
Franco Boni Theatre, The Theatre Centre
Throwdown Collective's Liminal
Liminal is a world premiere performance created and performed by Throwdown Collective’s Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson.
Liminal examines time and perception using theatrical imagery and dynamic physicality. Utilising a consistently revolving floor to emulate the cyclical nature of life and the complexities of constant change is central to Liminal, exploring the truth in what it means to revolve and evolve over time.
Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2022 at 8pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Choreographed by Montreal’s Ebnflōh Dance Company founder, Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé, IN-WARD depicts the complex, contradictory nature of human emotions through a performance interweaving seemingly contradictory styles of dance: hip-hop and contemporary.
Six highly skilled dancers, renowned Hip-Hop beat maker and producer Shash’U, and artistic advisors Anne Plamondon and Helen Simard, confront the deep waters of the human psyche and present a unique dance experience.
October 7 & 8, 2022 at 7:30pm
Theatre at The Creative School (formerly Ryerson Theatre School)
Performed by Indigenous Enterprise, a dance troupe featuring a collective of artists from across Turtle Island, Indigenous Liberation explores traditional dances passed on from their elders through the union of dance and filmmaking. Led by Kenneth Shirley and choreographed and performed by seven different renowned Indigenous artists, this dynamic performance highlights a diverse array of pow wow dances to inspire and heal.
Indigenous Liberation is a co-presentation by DanceWorks and Fall For Dance North, and part of the FFDN 2022 festival.
July 8 at 8pm- Sept 8 at 11:59pm
Summer Reel 2022
DanceWorks is back with Summer Reel 2022! As part of the Moving Online series, Summer Reel offers dance artists a platform to showcase their creativity within the digital realm.
Featuring work by Jera Wolfe, Kylie Thompson, Sarah U 余衍晴, Fumu Jahmez Dance, Candace Kumar, Phyllis Whyte, Andrea Nann, Elvina Raharja, and Mackenzie Carlson.
July 28 at 7:30pm - July31 at 11:59pm
Human Body Expression's But Then Again
How do we navigate change, grief and acceptance in times of uncertainty? DanceWorks presents But Then Again, Human Body Expression’s documentary film work, featuring choreography by Hanna Kiel.
Through constant cancellations and a transition from live performance to film, this project explores transformation through artists’ work, and adapting to ongoing change.
March 31 & April 1, 2022 at 8PM
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Lina Cruz / Fila 13 Productions MORPHS
December 9, 2021 at 7 PM EST
Holly Small's Haunted
Trapped inside their own house, a young couple find they are also caught in opposing dimensions of time and space. Unable to escape their separate realities, they haunt each other in an unending cycle.
Choreographer Holly Small, director Nika Belianina, composer John Oswald, and performers Kaitlin Standeven & Brodie Stevenson.
November 25, 2021 at 7PM EST
Love Learn Listen
Nov 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM –
Nov 7, 2021 at 11:00 PM EST
Verkörperung CoWorks Double Bill
Verkörperung, German for ‘expressing embodiment’, encompasses the crux of the two dance films presented in this double bill by Tracey Norman and Angela Blumberg.
Tracey Norman’s ensemble piece Where We Intersect is a dance film that shines light on the points at which we meet and overlap with others, art, nature, and urban structures.
Angela Blumberg’s Portrait 2020 is a multimedia film that draws, dances, and vocalizes last year’s experiences. The film’s collection of subjective impressions overlaps with the collective experience of sacrifice, uncertainty, and constant change.
October 7, 2021 - November 5, 2021*
(*with FFDN Livestream Pass)
Danah Rosales + Sara Porter
JULY 8 - SEPTEMBER 6
Summer Reel 2021
Streaming April 29, 2021 at 7:00pm -
May 2, 2021 at 11:00pm
Ebnflōh's Hanging by a Thread
Ebnflōh’s Hanging by a Thread is a hip-hop dance piece created in the midst of the pandemic. The choreographic language is rooted in the depths of hip-hop dance and its global culture, with movement inspired by popping, house, and krump.
Artistic director & choreographer Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé, music by producer-songwriter Shash’U, dancers and collaborators Ja James Britton Johnson, Christina Paquette, Nindy Pierre-Louis, Elie-Anne Ross, Jonathan Mokuma, Jaleesa Coligny, Alexandre Philippe Beaudoin, and Junior Dorsaint.
VIDEOS RELEASED MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Holla Jazz's 12 Notes
12 Notes is a series of twelve videos featuring Holla Jazz artists sharing thoughts and reflections about jazz dance and music.
Featuring Natasha Powell, Ashley ‘Colors’ Perez, Caroline ‘Lady C’ Fraser, Hollywood Jade, Miha Matevzic, Raoul Wilke, Sarah Tumaliuan, Tereka Tyler-Davis, Jacob Gorzhaltsan, Seika Boye, and video created by Kristine Flores.
FEBRUARY 26, 2021 FILM PREMIERE
Human Body Expression's film Again
Again focuses on nine dancers with disparate lives and painful pasts as they embark on a journey towards forgiveness and the unconditional love of a child.
The film is choreographed by Hanna Kiel and features an intergenerational cast of dancers: Susie Burpee, Kendra Epik, Bonnie Kim, Ryan Lee, Pulga Muchochoma, Kelly Shaw, Darryl C. Tracy, Oriah Wiersma, and 11-year-old dancer Eva Teece-soter.
JANUARY 27, 2021
An Interview with Choreographer Wen Wei Wang
DanceWorks Curator, Mimi Beck, interviews founder of Wen Wei Dance, Wen Wei Wang.
Wen Wei Wang began dancing professionally in China with the Langzhou Song and Dance Company. In 1991, he came to Canada and joined the Judith Marcuse Dance Company, followed by seven years with Ballet BC. In 2000, he received the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award and since then has choreographed for Alberta Ballet, Ballet BC, and Ballet Jazz de Montreal. In 2003, he founded Wen Wei Dance.
LIVE PROGRAMMING ON HOLD
Due to Covid-19 our Mainstage and CoWorks Series are on hiatus. We will be back with live events when we can gather safely.
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We acknowledge the Toronto/Tkaronto as One Dish One Spoon Indigenous territory. We honour the ancestral caretakers of this land: the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat and most recently the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who have a Treaty relationship with Canada. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in their community, on this territory. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.
Top image of Indigenous Enterprise by Danny Upshaw