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Older and Reckless III: Old and Young and Reckless Together

In Events on May 18, 2010 by danceumbrella

Media refer: Christine Moynihan, 416.504.6429 x 28, christine@danceumbrella.net

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre presents

Older & Reckless III : Old and Young and Reckless Together

DATES: May 28 & 29, 2010

TIMES: 8pm

TICKET PRICES: $20/$18 CADA, students and seniors

VENUE: Dancemakers Studio in the Distillery Historic District

55 Mill Street (South of Front Street, Between Parliament and Cherry Streets)

BOX OFFICE: (416) 504-6429 x 30 or http://www.danceumbrella.eventbrite.com

CONTACT PERSON: Christine Moynihan (416) 504-6429 x 28 or Meredith Anderson (416) 504-6429 x 23

Join us for the inaugural Older & Reckless III– it’s all about old and young together. Master choreographers, Grossman and Anderson, remount past treasures on dynamic students, Moore duets with a gifted young musician and Hoyt Mussett dances with her teenage daughter.
A show, a talk and a party- 2 nights only!!

Older & Reckless, an informal performance series, features work from OLDER artists who continue to grow more RECKLESS as time goes by, but this time there is a twist. Older & Reckless III provides an opportunity for seasoned dance artists and emerging dance artists to work together. Older & Reckless III is a chance for the audience to see some of Canada’s most exciting young dancers in remounts of celebrated contemporary masterworks.

For the first Older & Reckless III Claudia Moore will feature remounts of master works by Canadian icon Danny Grossman and Carol Anderson, one of the founders of Dancemakers. Danny has remounted Tryptich on the graduating students from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and Carol Anderson is remounting her breath-taking solo, Polyhymnia, on Amelia Ehrhardt from York University. Astrid Harrison, a student from Rosedale Heights, sings and plays guitar for a solo piece by Claudia Moore. Finally there is a duet performance by mother and daughter, Louise Hoyt Mussett and her daughter Elliot, from Halifax.

Artist Information:

Danny Grossman is a renowned Canadian choreographer, performer, and teacher of modern dance. His unique artistic vision and extensive repertoire integrate humour, beauty, athleticism, and social commentary.  In 1977 he formed his own company, creating a repertoire of more than 50 works. Grossman has been the recipient of the Dance Ontario Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award, the Jean A. Chalmers Award, the Muriel Sherrin Award, and The Toronto Arts Council Foundation’s William Kilbourn Lifetime Achievement Award.

Louise (Hoyt) Mussett has spent the past 30 years exploring the art of movement and its role in communication. She has worked as a performer, choreographer, teacher and movement consultant with many organizations and independent projects that include Nova Dance Theatre, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, the Stephenville Festival in Newfoundland, Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre, the Atlantic Theatre Festival, CBC and Neptune Theatre in Halifax. She was a faculty member at Acadia University’s Theatre Program from 1983 – 1996. After a ten-year hiatus in which she has been working as a Sign Language Interpreter, Louise returned to the stage in 2009. She recently performed for Halifax’s first Older & Reckless, presented by LiveArt Dance Productions this past March.  She is a certified Stott Pilates Instructor, currently teaching in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Conceived as a thrice-yearly event by Claudia Moore, artistic director of MOonhORsE Dance Theatre, Older & Reckless is “an intimate exchange for both the performer and the observer; exciting, terrifying, and lots of fun. The performances are followed by a party with music, refreshments, and a chance to talk with the artists about work, process, and whatever else comes up!

Older & Reckless III

May 28 & 29 at 8pm

at Dancemakers Centre for Creation in the Distillery District

55 Mill Street (South of Front Street, Between Parliament and Cherry Streets)

Tickets- $20/$18 CADA, students and seniors

Reservations and information call 416-504-6429 ext. 30 or

Online at http://www.danceumbrella.eventbrite.com

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