The Atomic Weight of Happiness

In Events on March 29, 2011 by danceumbrella

a new solo show created and performed by Meagan O’Shea
created with and directed by Andrea Donaldson

As a dancer born with 12 toes, Meagan O’Shea has always had to acknowledge her inner outcast. In The Atomic Weight of Happiness, she locks herself (and an audience) in an hour-long experiment to arrest global warming; dissect, identify and measure the ingredients of each human emotion; and determine whether her anatomical deviations are drug induced oddities or random genetic mutations. Join O’Shea and Stand Up Dance in this bicycle-powered theatre/dance mash-up based on many (un)true stories.

Hailed as “one of the city’s most engaging independent artists” (The Toronto Star), Meagan O’Shea returns to the Toronto stage with The Atomic Weight of HappinessStand Up Dance is thrilled to premiere this new solo show, directed by Dora Award nominee Andrea Donaldson. The Atomic Weight of Happinessopens Friday, April 29th, 2011 for a limited run at HUB 14.

choreography coach – Susie Burpee
sound design – Verne Good
lighting design – Michelle Ramsay
set & costume design – Lindsay Anne Black

Previews: Fri – Sun, April 22 – 24, 8 pm, $15
Runs: Fri- Sun, Apr 29 – May 29, 8 pm, $10 – 25

Reservations at 416.504.6429 x 18 or

limited seating ~ reservations recommended


100 Uses for Tomatoes: We’re madly choreographing, scripting, and designing the show,The Atomic Weight of Happiness and if you’d like to contribute, we’re looking for 100 uses for tomatoes. Send in your ideas.

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