May 29-June 2 DW231: adelheid LOT X @ Harbourfront Centre Theatre + grounds, 231 Queen’s Quay W., a Co-Presentation with Harbourfront Centre TORQUE
Site-specific LOT X transports seven performers and audiences and through several locations in Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre and adjacent green spaces and structures, challenging ideas of intimacy, holding a magnifying glass to where we are, the land we are standing on, and the people we stand with.
Perspective is created spatially, but also through the opportunity for the audience to decide how they engage with the experience. They move beyond the confines of the theatre on different paths, and return again at the end to a changed space having built a history of their own through the work, one that gives them more of a sense of ownership of where they are, and how they connect with the performers.
Heidi Strauss began choreographing in 1998 and founded adelheid, a company that revolves around people and space, in 2008. As dance artist-in-residence at the Factory Theatre, she created three full evening works including the multi Dora Award winning this time. From 2014-16 she was a resident artist at the Theatre Centre. This opportunity resulted in what it’s like – a trio work and collaboration that garnered three Dora Awards and will be performed at the Superior Theatre Festival in Thunder Bay later this summer. Heidi has choreographed for Mocean (These Versions of Us), Toronto Dance Theatre (Everyday Anthems), Crooked Figure (for me?), The Frankfurt Opera (Durch Rosen), The Canadian Opera Company (Marriage of Figaro), Volcano (Africa Trilogy, Golden Dragon) and worked as a movement director for The Stratford Festival (Macbeth). She has taught at Ryerson University, The Toronto Dance Community Love-In and Volcano Conservatory. Heidi teaches regularly in Ontario and Quebec, and through adelheid offers open classes, and professional development intensives for emerging artists. In 2012, Heidi was honoured with a KM Hunter Award for Dance. www.adelheid.ca
Image: Jeremy Mimnagh
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