Toronto Dance Theatre Returns to the Fleck Dance Theatre With a Major New Production by Christopher House.
Toronto Dance Theatre continues its dynamic 2015-16 season at the Fleck Dance Theatre with Christopher House's Echo (November 3-7, 2015, 8pm) as part of Harbourfront Centre's 15/16 NextSteps dance series.
Toronto, October 16, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) proudly presents Echo (November 3-7, 2015, 8pm) at the Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre as part of Harbourfront Centre’s 15/16 NextSteps dance series. Christopher House builds on images from his Echo’s Object (2005) and vintage modern dance to create this dynamic new production, featuring the return of Val Calam from the original 2005 work, alongside cast members Irvin Chow, Sarah Hopkin, Yuichiro Inoue, Peter Kelly, Megumi Kokuba, Pulga Muchochoma, Danah Rosales, Jarrett Siddall, and Christianne Ullmark.
With costumes by Jeremy Laing, lighting by Steve Lucas, décor by Cheryl Lalonde and soundtrack by Toronto composers Phil Strong and Thom Gill, Echo is a gorgeous work of dance theatre that looks forwards and backwards in time.
Echo is a new production inspired by my 2005 dance theatre work, Echo's Object. I am excited to be delving deeper into its kinetic world, drawing inspiration from vintage modern-dance history in company with ten wonderful dancers.
Christopher House, Artistic Director, Toronto Dance Theatre
Tuesday, November 3 - 8:00PM
Wednesday, November 4 - 8:00PM
Thursday, November 5 - 8:00PM
Friday, November 6 - 8:00PM
Saturday, November 7 - 8:00PM
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queen’s Quay W
Tickets: Adult $25-42 | Student/Senior & CADA $20-$37
Box office: 416.973.4000 or http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps
Toronto Dance Theatre: www.tdt.org/echo
On Monday, October 26, audiences are invited to attend Into the Work at the Winchester Street Theatre, to learn more about the creative process and get a behind-the-scenes look at Echo. This free event brings audiences closer to the act of creation and features a special discussion with the creative team.
About the Choreographer
Christopher House was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Artistic Director of TDT since 1994, he has contributed over sixty works to the company’s repertoire and created choreographies for Lisbon’s Ballet Gulbenkian, the National Ballet of Canada and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, among others; made several short videos, and directed two collaborations with The Hidden Cameras. His work has been presented across Canada and in such major centres as New York, London, Berlin, Tokyo and Beijing. His many honours include three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Dance and the Silver Ticket Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.
As Artistic Director of TDT, he has expanded the company’s activities to include a wide range of outreach and education initiatives both in Toronto and on tour, and has invited a growing number of artistic innovators, both Canadian and international, to collaborate with the company. He continues to enjoy a performance practice in his solo adaptations of the choreography of Deborah Hay and in projects with Ame Henderson and Jordan Tannahill.
Christopher House enjoys mentoring emerging artists and has taught across Canada and in the USA and Europe. He is an Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre and a member of Projet bk.
About Toronto Dance Theatre:
Toronto Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading arts organizations, recognized for the intelligent vision of its choreography, the beauty of its productions and the exceptional artistry of its dancers. Founded in 1968 by Peter Randazzo, Patricia Beatty and David Earle, and under the artistic direction of Christopher House since 1994, TDT has produced a remarkable body of original Canadian choreography.
Christopher House is one of Canada’s “most enduringly inventive choreographers” (National Post). His works are acclaimed for their movement invention, musicality and deft handling of multiple layers of meaning. TDT’s dancers are passionate artists who play an essential role in the creative process, celebrated for their physicality, imaginative daring, and sensitive, playful ensemble work.
Toronto Dance Theatre performs annually at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre and at the company’s own Winchester St Theatre in Cabbagetown, where it shares a home with the affiliated School of Toronto Dance Theatre. The company maintains a regular presence from coast to coast in Canada, and has toured extensively in the USA, Europe and Asia.
Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. Harbourfront Centre celebrates the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. NextSteps, Harbourfront Centre’s national dance series, brings the very best in Canadian dance to Toronto audiences, showcasing the depth, energy and diversity of established and emerging choreographers and companies. The 2015-16 season, running now until June, offers an incredible spectrum of dance. Visit harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps for more information.
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Toronto Dance Theatre acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. Thank you to the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation for its support through the Performing Arts Internship program. TD Dance Interns are made possible with the generous assistance of TD Bank Group. Christopher House is an Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre.