Thursday, January 27, 2011

so fresh, so clean....

photo and design by Jeremy Mimnagh

The Toronto Dance Community Love-In is thrilled to announce it’s inaugural intensive! Summer Love-In will be held in Toronto from June 24th to July 3rd, 2011. Bringing together world-renowned dancer, pedagogue and artist, Frey Faust (USA/Berlin), Francesca Pedulla (Italy/Berlin) and two of Canada’s brightest talents, Heidi Strauss (Toronto) and Justine Chambers (Vancouver), for nine days of research, investigation and creation.
Click on the Summer Love-In 2011 tab above, for program and registration details!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dave St-Pierre - Repertory Workshop!

presented by Series 8:08 and Harbourfront Centre

Friday, February 4th
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Dovercourt House Dance Ballroom
805 Dovercourt Road, 2nd floor


To Register please contact ATC Program Manager Tracey Norman –

Workshop open to professional dance artists, and dance students in a professional dance training program.

This workshop will offer a technical warm-up to participants before learning the repertoire of acclaimed choreographer Dave St. Pierre.  Rehearsal Director, Daniel Villeneuve will lead off the morning with approximately 1 hour of warm-up class.   This class will focus on simple technique, cardiovascular training, and provide a physical workout to ready the participants to dance the work of Dave St. Pierre.  This class is similar to the one Daniel gives to the dancers before each show – some are trained dancers and some not.
Following the class, two of Dave St. Pierre’s dancers, Karina Champoux and Frédéric Tavernini, will introduce participants to sections of  La Pornographie des âmes and Un peu de Tendresse (this is the work being presented this same week at Harbourfront Worldstage –see details below).  Within these sections are moments of large physicality and its opposite.  Participants will work through and gain insight into the challenging physicality, subtle shifts, and intriguing intricacies of St. Pierre’s choreography.  Participants are asked to bring running shoes and knee pads along to fully engage in the work.

The following week the Love-In is presenting a week of class with company dancer, Michael Watts. See earlier post for more details! To register for Michael's class email

Sunday, January 9, 2011

it won't be a party without you

BYOB Love-In at Hub 14 and Connect T.O. 
Join us for the first Love-In of 2011, a de-briefing with the ladies of Connect T.O. and the official launch of the registration for our Summer Intensive! Held the day after Connect TO wraps up we would like to encourage you to come down to celebrate and love the community and this exciting initiative.... Awwwwh. 

When: Sunday, January 16th from 5 to 7pm
Where: Hub 14, 14 Markham Street, fire escape entrance! 
This is a BYOB Love-In! We will provide party music, plastic cups and wine openers!

Connect T.O. , a four day festival dedicated to the promotion of the Toronto dance scene to the national and international art market, kicks off this Wednesday, January 12! Spearheaded by blackandblue dance projects, adelheid dance projects, hum dansoundart and Susie Burpee, the festival will include performances, studio showings, cocktail parties and a panel discussion. For a list of all the festivities check out:

Friday, January 7, 2011

Just added: Axis and The Art of Dancing on Hands with Kira Kirsch


February 14-18th,  10am to 12pm
Dovercourt House third floor

$60 for 5 day workshop or $15 drop in
pre registration strongly encouraged
to pre register email:

Kira will be giving a five day workshop exploring entries and exits into dynamic inversions. This is not a class on how to stand on your hands for eternity but how to incorporate upside-down perspectives in your dancing with ease and momentum.
Kira is a performer/teacher/improvisor/choreographer from Berlin/Vienna who is now based in San Francisco. Kira studied at the Conservatory of Vienna, at tanzpool and received a scholarship from the Austrian Ministry for Culture to independently work with master teacher Frey Faust who developed the theroy, analysis and method called the Axis Syllabus. In the realm of improvisation she has had the luck to study with and be inspired by visionary women such as Sara Mann, Meg Stuart and Nita Little. Since 2004 she gets invited to teach technique and contact improvisation internationally at festivals, schools and universities such as ODC & CounterPULSE San Francisco, SEAD-salzburg, Orff-institute, HJS-Amsterdam, Buehnenwerkstatt Graz or Schwelle7 Berlin and was co-organizing & teaching the international annual Nomadic College for 7 years. January 2010 she became resident faculty & affiliated artist at KUNST-STOFF arts, a new space for the performing arts in San Francisco.
for more info on Kira see