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Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series

In Classes,Events on August 29, 2012 by danceumbrella

September is just around the corner, and a new season of dance is about to begin!

The Dance Centre’s Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series features companies from Vancouver, across Canada and overseas. Our Global Dance Connections series features an exciting program of contemporary dance including premieres from Vancouver-based Restless Productions, Shay Kuebler, battery opera performance (with Montreal’s Par B.L.eux), Joe Ink and Marta Marta Productions. Artists from further afield include Chartier Danse from Toronto, Japan’s dazzling Hiroaki Umeda, and performers from Germany, France and Belgium. Shows start at 8pm.
View full season details HERE

Subscribe to Global Dance Connections Our flexible build-your-own subscription format means you can choose three or more shows for just $20 a ticket. Subscriptions are available now: book ONLINE or call 604.606.6420.

Discover Dance! noon series

Our popular Discover Dance! noon hour series is a great opportunity to sample the diversity of BC’s dance scene. Entertaining, informative, and suitable for all ages, each show combines performance with artist talkbacks, and sometimes even audience participation!

This season features Aeriosa, Ballet BC, South Asian Arts, Kokoma African Heritage Ensemble, Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre and Historical Performance Ensemble. Shows run on Thursdays at 12 noon.
View full season details HERE

Subscribe to Discover Dance! Book for all six shows for just $50. Book online HERE or call 604.606.6420.



DanceWorks presents Eight Ways From Mara (Oct 20-22)

In Events on August 10, 2011 by danceumbrella

DanceWorks presents the world premiere of
Zata Omm Dance Projects’ EIGHT WAYS FROM MARA

October 20 – October 22, 2011 at 8PM
Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West

Tickets: Adults $28, $23 (Students/Seniors/CADA/SCDS $18, $15) plus applicable taxes & services charges
Box Office: 416-973-4000 OR online at

DanceWorks, Toronto’s longest-running contemporary dance series, presents the world premiere of Zata Omm Dance Projects’ Eight Ways from Mara, a multi-disciplinary, imaginative and visually compelling work that takes a fresh look at the ways we avoid life’s misery by relating to three elemental forces – confusion, temptation and distraction – thoughtfully conceived and choreographed by Zata Omm’s Artistic Director William Yong.

This collaboration with video designer Elysha Poirier and music composer Andrea Rocca is performed by five Zata Omm performers: Heather Berry, Kate Franklin, Nicholas Melymuk, Erika-Leigh Stirton and William Yong.


Series 8:08 Season 2011/12 and Dance Film Screenings (Call to Artists)

In Call to Artists,Events on August 10, 2011 by danceumbrella

2011/12 Season Performance Dates:
September 24, October 29, November 26, January 28, February 25, March 31, and April 28

Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement
6 Noble Street, Toronto

Time: 8:08pm
Price: $10 ($8 student)


Dance Films Call to Artist

As a free addition to our program we are hosting dance films screenings before our CPWs. The films will be shown on a TV in the lobby at the Pia Bouman School from 7.40pm on the following days: Sept 24, Nov 26, Feb 25 (2012), Apr 28 (2012).

If you are interested in showing a dance film that is under 20 minutes in length, you can contact our CPW Manager Tanya Crowder at All film screenings will be advertised alongside our regular CPW news. This includes flyers, email newsletters, facebook and this website. Please ensure that you have the right to submit and show your film.


DanceWorks presents from thine eyes (Sept 22-24)

In Events on August 9, 2011 by danceumbrella

DanceWorks presents from thine eyes
co-produced by Native Earth Performing Arts and Signal Theatre

Thursday, September 22 – Saturday, September 24, 2011, 8PM

Tickets: Adults $28 & $23 (Students/Seniors $18 & $15) plus applicable charges.
Tickets and info online at OR Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000

Choreographed and directed by Michael Greyeyes, Written by Yvette Nolan
Movement dramaturgy by Kate Alton, Music composed by Miquelon Rodriguez
Performed by Michael Caldwell, Luke Garwood, Ceinwen Gobert, Sean Ling, Shannon Litzenberger, Claudia Moore
Set design by Jackie Chau, Lighting design by Ron Snippe
Vocal coaching by Katherine Duncanson, Costume design by Sharon Hann, Stage management by Sarah O’Brien

Part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W.


dance: made in Canada/fait au Canada (Aug 11-14)

In Events on August 8, 2011 by danceumbrella

August 11 – 14, 2011 at Betty Oliphant Theatre, 400 Jarvis St., Toronto

Mainstage Individual tickets: $28 ($24 students/seniors/CADA)

Mainstage Passes:
3 Ticket Pass: $70 ($65 students/seniors/CADA)
4 Ticket Pass: $90 ($75 students/seniors/CADA)
6 Ticket Pass: $125 ($115 students/seniors/CADA)

Late-night Series – What you See is What you Get – August 12 & 13 at 11pm.
What You See is What You Get tickets: $15 ($10 students/seniors/CADA)

Arts Encounters Informal Chats with the Artists (FREE)
Friday, Aug 12 at 8pm (post-show): Josh Beamish and Lina Cruz – Kudelka Series
Saturday, Aug 13 at 3:30pm (pre-show): Marie-Josée Chartier and D.A. Hoskins – Baker Series
Saturday, Aug 13 at 8pm (post-show): MACHiNENOiSY and Michael Caldwell – Morrison Series

Tickets available by calling 416-504-7529 or online at


BAKER SERIES: August 11 (7pm), 12 (9pm) and 13 (4pm)
– Excerpts from a Wet Summer, choreographed by D.A. Hoskins and performed by Jung-Ah Chung (Victoria) – Toronto premiere
kanan-kiri, choreographed and performed by Keiko Ninomiya (Toronto) – world premiere
La Lourdeur des Cendres, choreographed by Marie-Josée Chartier and performed by Heidi Strauss and Darryl Tracy (Toronto)

MORRISON SERIES: August 11 (9pm), 13 (7pm) and 14 (2pm)
(choreographed by Yvonne Ng in memory of lighting designer David Morrison)
Self Less, choreographed and performed by MACHiNENOiSY, co-artistic directors Delia Brett and Daelik Hackenbrook (Vancouver) – Toronto premiere
Ash Unravel, choreographed and performed by Michael Caldwell (Toronto) – world premiere

KUDELKA SERIES: August 12 (7pm), 13 (9pm) and 14 (4pm)
Tools for Cutting, choreographed by MOVE: the company, Artistic Director Josh Beamish and performed by Beamish with Cai Glover, Jeffrey Sykes and Matthew Waldie (Vancouver) – Toronto
Soupe du Jour, choreographed by Fila 13 Productions, Artistic Director Lina Cruz and performed by Elinor Fueter, Catherine Larocque, Loïc Stafford, Soula Trougakos and William Yong with live musician Philippe Noireaut (Montreal, Quebec) – Toronto premiere

August 12 (11pm), 13 (11pm)
Jasmyn Fyffe, Jannine Saarinen/Jay9 Dance Projects, BoucharDanse, Robert Stephen, Andrea Spaziani/Open Air Collective

For festival brouchure and performance details, see here.


Kaha:wi: Dance Career Information Session (Aug 11)

In Events on August 8, 2011 by danceumbrella

Thursday, August 11 at 12:30-1:30 (bring your lunch)

National Ballet School (Town Hall, Table Section)
400 Jarvis Street, Toronto

Open to the Community


Our lunchtime Dance Career Information Session is informative and aims to assist you in proactively carving out a dance career. This is an informal discussion about how you can support your career as a professional dance artist, choreographer and/or teacher. There are many resources that are being offered to you in one stop.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre – Santee Smith
Canada Council for the Arts – Geraldine Manossa
Ontario Arts Council – Myles Warren
Toronto Arts Council – Soraya Peerbaye
Dance Ontario Association – Rosslyn Jacob Edwards
Dance Resource Training Centre – Amanda Hancox
Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists, Ontario Chapter – Elizabeth Chitty

2011 Kaha:wi Dance Theatre


Summer Institute (Aug 18)

In Events on August 4, 2011 by danceumbrella

Summer Institute: “Envisioning Communities & Schools: Art, Equity & Environmental Education”

August 18  8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Building
York University, 4700 Keele Street

Free admission and lunch included. Registration required.

Contact: Tanya Chung Tiam Fook
Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) and York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC)

Keynote: “Resist/Reconstruct: the Need for Socially Engaged Arts Practices”
Beverly Naidus — Internationally renowned artist and Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Science, University of Washington (Tacoma)