Dance Ontario Dance Weekend'18



Totally unique and completely captivating, DanceWeekend is a veritable feast of globally inspired dance from 25 professional companies presenting in Toronto throughout the year. A platform for over 350 dancers and live musicians, PLUS two world premieres from exciting new choreographic voices Shameka Blake/AIM and Riley Sims/Social Growl.

Also scheduled FREE workshops in the Brigantine Room!

Join us for our 25th anniversary unapologetic celebration of all things dance!

[Image: AIM Dance by E.S. Cheah


Dance Ontario's Dance Weekend 25th Anniversary Edition, will take place  at the Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront from January 19 - 21, 2018.
ADMISSION BY $10 MIN DONATION DAILY - IN-OUT PRIVILEGES APPLY!


... a whole world of dance!



SCHEDULE:


 


Friday, January 19


5:30 pm Workshop: Powwow Bootcamp with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay W


 


Performances @ Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W from 7pm - 10:10 pm

7:00 - 7:20 Ritmo Flamenco


7:25 - 7:45 Avinoam Silverman


7:50 - 8:10 Egyptian Dance Company


8:15 - 8:35 Canada's Ballet Jörgen


8:40 - 8:55 Commission Riley Sims


8:55 - 9:10 Commission Shameka Blake


Intermission


9:20 - 10:10 Skills and Soul Battle TUDS


 


Saturday, January 20


11 am Workshop: Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre - Ancient echoes in contemporary Bodies, Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay W


 


Performances @ Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W from 1pm - 6:55 pm
1:00 - 1:20 City Dance Corps


1:30 - 1:50 Ryerson School of Performance, Dance Program


2:00 - 2:20 Holla Jazz


2:30 - 2:50 George Brown Dance


3:00 - 3:20 Sampradaya Dance Creations


3:30 - 3:45 commission Shameka Blake
3:45 - 4:00 commission Riley Sims


4:10 - 4:30 Mi Young Kim


4:40 - 5:00 Jaberi Dance Theatre


5:10 - 5:30 COBA


5:40 - 6:00 The School of Toronto Dance Theatre


Youth Award presentation


6:10 - 6:25 Kaha:wi Dance Theatre


6:35 - 6:55 GADFLY


 


Sunday, January 21


11 am Workshop: Urban Dance with GADFLY, Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay W 


 


Performances @ Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W from 1pm - 6:40 pm
1:00 - 1:20 Jade's Hip Hop Academy (JHHA) Performance Company


1:30 - 1:50 New Blue Emerging DanceACE Dance Theatre


2:00 - 2:20 Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre


2:30 - 2:50 Little Pear Garden Dance Company


3:00 - 3:15 commission Shameka Blake
3:15 - 3:30 commission Riley Sims


3:40 - 4:00 Arte Flamenco


4:10 - 4:30 Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre


4:40 - 5:00 Broken Dance


5:10 - 5:35 Arabesque Canada


5:45 - 6:05 Newton Moraes Dance Theatre


6:15 - 6:40 Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company


 


FREE Dance Workshops


Friday, January 19 Powwow Bootcamp with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. Lakeside Terrace


Saturday, January 20 Ancient Echoes in Contemporary Bodies with Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre, Brigantine Room


Sunday, January 21 Urban Dance with Gadfly, Brigantine Room


 


What The Public Says About DanceWeekend:


"This was awesome", "terrific!" - "best year yet!" "Congratulations to all the performers, fabulous tec and FOH crews and to our wonderful audiences!"

"...often the opportunity to discover new groups or genres and get our appetite whetted for the shows in the upcoming year".

"Congratulations on a great event, and thank you for providing so much pleasure and inspiration over the years."

"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the fabulous weekend at Harbourfront. The selection was amazingly diverse and a great joy."
"I've looked forward to this for a long time and I am not disappointed - best event in dance!"

"Keep having this spectacular event please."

"Top calibre talent!"

"A truly enriching, unique, fun and educational experience"


Thank you to our sponsors


The Dance Current - official arts media sponsor






         


    


And our funders




 


 


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