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We are thrilled to announce our new presentation series, DanceWorks Moving Online. This series will crack open the creative inspirations that drive the 2020-21 Mainstage Series artists.
JULY 8 - SEPTEMBER 6
Streaming April 29, 2021 @ 7:00pm -
May 2, 2021 @ 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.
COC’s Free Noon Hour Concerts
Post-show Talk Backs
Carol’s Dance Notes
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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.
Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé, by Shaleen Ladha
Holla Jazz, 12 Notes by:
Ashley “Colours” Perez – Rah Eleh
Caroline “Lady C” Fraser – Kitt Woodland
Hollywood Jade – Sean Harrison
Jacob Gorzhaltsan – Nathan Beja
Sarah Tumaliuan – unknown
Miha Matevzic – Richie Lubaton
Seika Boye – Craig Boyko
Raoul Wilke – Knex
Tereka Tyler-Davis – RP Photos
Natasha Powell – Kendra Epik
Human Body Expression, Again, by Drew Barry
Wen Wei Wang headshot by Shin Sugino
Julia Sasso dances, Sporting Life, by Nicole Rivelli