AMAZING new #TripleBill!

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June 18-20 | 8 pm | Collective Space (221 Sterling Road, Unit 5)

Gandhari is a contemporary re-visioning of the Mahabharata character accompanied by the internationally renowned Parmela Attariwala on violin.


Re:Pairing is a female duet that delves into forgotten stories in a boldly crafted dance with surreal theatricality.


see-through offers rare insight into the performer’s perspective through tightly integrated video, installation and sound.


choreographed by Gitanjali Kolanad & Brandy Leary (Anandam Dancetheatre) | interpreted by Brandy Leary | accompanied by Parmela Attariwal


choreographed by Emily Gualtieri (Parts+Labour_Danse) | interpreted by Linnea Swan & Emily Gualtieri


choreographed by Allison Nichol Longtin | interpreted by Karen Fennell

June 18-20 | 8 pm | Collective Space (221 Sterling Road, Unit 5)

$25 General Admission
$20 Students/Senior/Arts Professional
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 Is it our instinct to attack, or are we conditioned to think that?


Would we surrender in order to survive?


Gridlock is an exploration of why and how people fight


Physically electric, intelligent, and relevant


This is a must-see Larchaud production!

Founded in 2004, Larchaud Dance Project combines breakdance aesthetics with contemporary technique to create repertoire based on strength, agility, and gravity-defying movement.  Pioneers of this hybrid dance form; their  highly stylized partnering is now recognized as Larchaud Technique.  This Toronto based company guarantees to captivate audiences with high voltage athleticism, compelling presence, and a unique approach to dance art.  Under the Artistic Direction of Jennifer Robichaud, a dynamic performer, choreographer, and educator, Larchaud Dance Project has been recognized for its vibrant workshops, cutting edge choreography, and multimedia performances.

Choreography: Jase Cozmic, Jennifer Robichaud, Raoul Wilke
Collaborators: Patrizia Ferlisi, Amy Hampton, Ryan Lee
Rehearsal Direction: Marie France Forcier, Jesse Dell
Lighting Design: Siobhan Sleath
Stage Management: Gillian Lewis

When: June 11-13, 2015 and June 18-20, 2015 at 9pm
Where: Artscape Youngplace – 180 Shaw St., Toronto*

*Please Note: This is a site-specific performance that will travel throughout the building. Box Office will be inside the main entrance to the building.


Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 at the door (cash only)
$20 students/seniors/CADA
Tickets are sold through TO TIX.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the TO TIX Booth in Yonge Dundas Square or online at T.O.TIX online accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Interac Online. The T.O.TIX Booth accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Interac.

Sylvain Émard Danse: Ce n’est pas la fin du monde

For one night only, Sylvain Émard Danse will be performing Ce n’est pas la fin du monde at Fleck Dance Theatre

February 28th, 2015 8pm (followed by an audience appreciation reception and silent auction)


Québec’s award-winning choreographer, Sylvain Émard of Sylvain Émard Danse, will bring the critically acclaimed Ce n’est pas la fin du monde (It’s not the end of the world) featuring seven male dancers in a ritual of resistance and adaptation to the passing of time. Driven by doubt and a lust for life, they are searching for their place, sketching the contours of multiple identities. Carried away by their instincts and the power of the group, their only language is subtle, energetic movement, the music of bodies electrified by a shared feeling of urgency. Dance seems to be the best means of coming to terms with the world and of being transformed, the better to blend in.

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Vincent Mantsoe interview with Mimi Beck (2005)

Vincent Mantsoe will be returning to Toronto January 29-31, 2015 – for tickets visit

The last time he graced the Toronto stage was a full decade ago!

DanceWorks’ curator Mimi Beck interviewed Vincent as part of the cultural dance dialogs series during his last visit




Vincent Mantsoe teaching & pedagogy

Check out these videos of Vincent teaching master classes



Interested in attending class with Vincent when he visits Toronto in January 2015?

Contact to book a workshop or register with Dance Immersion

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elsewhere by Heidi Strauss

Toronto artist Heidi Strauss of adelheid dance will open DanceWorks 2014-15 Mainstage Series with the world premiere of elsewhere.

elsewhere is a place where what has happened leave its traces on our bodies, our gestures, the space between us. It is the uncomfortable point where the inevitability of our responses becomes visible; where control, strength and empathy are temporary. elsewhere speaks to resilience in the face of unknowing.

Affect gives you away: the telltale heart; my clammy hands; the note of anger in your voice; the sparkle of glee in their eyes. You may protest your innocence, but we both know, don’t we, that who you really are, or what you really are, is going to be found in the pumping of your blood, the quantity and quality of your perspiration, the breathless anticipation in your throat, the way you can’t stop yourself from grinning, the glassy sheen of your eyes. Affect is the cuckoo in the nest; the fifth columnists out to undermine you; your personal polygraph machine.

– Ben Highmore, in “The Affect Theory Reader”, edited by Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth.



Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Sept 25, Sept 26 & Sept 27, 8pm
adelheid (Toronto)

Choreographer: Heidi Strauss
Performers: Danielle Baskerville, Miriah Brennan, Luke Garwood, Molly Johnson and Brendan Wyatt

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