52 days away from #DanceWeekend19. The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is next on our count down to #DanceWeekend19! The School of Toronto Dance Theatre performs Saturday January 26th at 4:10pm.
Can you tell us little bit about your company/collective/school?
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre has been at the forefront of dance training for 50 years. Our full-time, three-year, post-secondary Professional Training Program is delivered by world-renowned faculty and guest artists who are fully invested in fostering the next generation of dance artists. The program provides strong technical training through concentration on extensive studio work, well-rounded and challenging curriculum, and exceptional opportunities to create, collaborate, and perform. The graduates of the School are recognized as outstanding teachers, creators, and artistic leaders throughout Canada and around the world.
What are you showing at DanceWeekend’19?
Third year dancers will be performing a new creation by Ofilio Sinbadinho from our exciting and dynamic mainstage show, IMPULSE 2018. (We’ll have specific details in December.)
Who are the performers/collaborators in this piece(s)?
Third year dancers will dance in a new creation by Ofilio Sinbadinho to a new score by Ofilio Sinbadinho and Apolonia Velasquez (including vocals by Velasquez) with costumes by Cara Johnson.
Can you talk about your creative process? What inspires you?
Working with professional choreographers, our students are deeply immersed in the creation, re-creation, and interpretation of highly physical, exciting, and challenging work. They experience different choreographic practices, examine new and emerging trends, and become active participants and collaborators in the creative process.
We are inspired by the great artists working in our city/community/province – they are breaking new creative ground, making bold artistic choices, and providing role models for the outstanding emerging artists in our program. Our numerous alumni, who have achieved national and international success in the performing arts and beyond, continue to inspire us every day.
Please share your experience performing in a previous DanceWeekend and/or tell us what you are looking forward to at DanceWeekend’19?
We’ve enjoyed wonderful opportunities to celebrate with Dance Ontario, to give our dancers the chance to share their work with the community, and we are looking forward to experiencing the incredible array of dance happening in this wonderful province.
What is one surprising or interesting fact about your company/collective/school?
We have just celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2018, and we’re delighted to have been able to share this milestone year with our community.
Do you have any up-coming performances/events you would like to share?
since feeling is first – choreographic workshop: new works by our third year students, February 8 & 9, 2019;
Coffee House student-run production, March 7 & 8, 2019
ACCELERATION 2019 – mainstage production: small ensemble works performed by our graduating class, March 20-23, 2019.