DanceWorks’ new season has been announced. Curator, Mimi Beck, shares:

“The 2016-17 Mainstage Series is ablaze with artistic collaborations! Commissions and co-productions are a vital part of the season, with dances created by professional dance artists whose work emerges from diverse points of view. The Mainstage offers five programs of contemporary dance, curated to communicate fresh concepts through movement artistry. Original music and sound design play a key role in the performances, transporting us beyond everyday life. The artists’ commentary on cultural themes and personal history are inspired, enlightened and high spirited.

The season features world premieres by three Toronto-based companies: tiger princess dance projects, Throwdown Collective and inDANCE. On tour from Vancouver are Wen Wei Dance, and in their Toronto debut, Radical System Art. The choreographers hail from Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Philadelphia and Beijing. Touching upon our human preoccupations, contradictions and vulnerability, the works create a delightful expedition – if only you’ll join us!”

Here is the full calendar (all performances at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre):

Wen Wei Dance (Vancouver)
Made in China

October 21 & 22, 2016, 8pm

Yvonne Ng/tiger princess dance projects (Toronto)
In search of the Holy Chop Suey/Zhong Xin
November 24-26, 2016, 8pm

Throwdown Collective (Toronto)
Ylem (3 Eggs Ago)/ Various Concert

February 9 – February 11, 2017

inDANCE (Toronto)
Holy Cow(s)!
March 23-25, 2017, 8pm

Radical System Art (Vancouver)

April 28 & 29, 2017, 8pm

Tickets available for purchase in August.

Photo credits BFdesign, Irvin Chow, David Cooper, Mairéad Filgate, Luke Garwood, Luke Garwood, Yvonne Ng, Chris Randle, Cylla von Tiedemann