Possibilities of Dialogue: Evolve! Workshop Performance

Possibilities of Dialogue: Evolve! Workshop Performance

Possibilities of Dialogue – Workshop Performance 

Co-created and performed by TOES FOR DANCE Co-Director David Norsworthy and NYC-based dance artist Marielis Garcia, Possibilities of Dialogue is an exchange of energy and awareness.

Inspired by the parallels between making a dance and having a conversation, the performance is an abstracted collaborative creative process; moments of listening, curiosity, disagreement and spontaneity unfold through movement and text. It is often playful, lively and physically virtuosic, sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes surprising and almost always responsive to and inclusive of the audience. Audience members are welcome to observe and interact through the invitations that are offered.

Possibilities of Dialogue is the second workshop performance part of NYA’s Evolve! Performing Arts Program.

Part of North York Arts’ Evolve! Program. Co-presented by TOES FOR DANCE and a DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event. Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. Special thanks to Dance Initiative (Carbondale, USA), Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre (Tivoli, USA), ArtsOnSite (New York, USA) and Inception to Exhibition (New York, USA) for supporting the creative development of this work!

 

Date: April 5 – 7, 2019

Time:
April 5th – 8pm
April 6th – 8pm
April 7th – 2pm

Place: Toronto Centre for the Arts

Price:
$25 Regular Ticket
$17 Student, Senior, and Arts Worker Ticket

 

About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

Contact us 

North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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ThrowDown Dance Convention

ThrowDown Dance Convention

ThrowDown Dance Convention

UrbanArts is presenting the ‘ThrowDown’ Dance Convention– a 1-day annual urban dance platform aimed at promoting the importance of accessible and inclusive dance programs, highlighting the importance of physical literacy, offering new and exciting opportunities for growth and recognition to young performers, and encouraging community engagement through the vehicle of creative movement. Our 2019 theme is ‘Healthy Living through Dance’.

Through their dance showcase & competition, workshops & masterclasses, artist chats, and awards, ThrowDown promotes the development of artistic and life skills for youth in a supportive community atmosphere. Because of the generous contributions from key partners and supporters, Urban Arts is able to offer this dynamic dance platform 100% FREE for participants and attendees to experience.

Date: April 6th, 2019

Time: 10:30am – 5pm 

Place: Toronto Centre for the Arts

Price: Free

ThrowDown Dance Convention History

2018 ThrowDown Dance Convention

Date: May 13, 2018

Panel Discussion: “Creating A Balance As Communities Shift” – An expert panel will explore and exchange ideas on how to respond, advocate, and innovate in our schools, studios, and communities to provide dance programs and training for participants of all ages with different backgrounds, abilities, and evolving needs. How do we balance various cultural contexts, socio-economic conditions, and the varying landscapes in our communities? We welcome you for can-do thinking, deep discussion, and exchange of big ideas.

Dance Workshops & Masterclasses (For facilitators and dancers):  These workshops will focus on teaching dance-making skills to youth dancers, including creating movement themes and variations, exploring selected choreographic structures and utilizing elements of design to create exciting, meaningful and impactful work.

Community Dance Competition & Showcase: School & community dance programs, troupes, and local dance initiatives across the city come together to showcase in a main event that includes expert judges, hosts, prizes and loads of fun! ThrowDown will consist of a team dance/crew competition (16 teams). Performances will be scored by a panel of expert judges. (See ‘Rules & Regulations’ tab for scoring criteria). Various awards will be given out throughout the evening.

About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

Contact us 

North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Join Our Network

EARTH: Evolve! Workshop Performance

EARTH: Evolve! Workshop Performance

EARTH : A Work-in-Progress Presentation and Talk Back

EARTH is a creation story. Exploring Earth, a ‘Mother Goddess’ who rules all people and gives birth to new generations of all beings.

EARTH is the first workshop performance part of our Evolve! Performing Arts Program.The show is presented in partnership with two Toronto dance organizations, dance Immersion and Artists in Motion (AIM) Dance Company.

dance Immersion is a not-for-profit organization that produces, promotes and supports dancers and dances of the African Diaspora. Last year, dance Immersion did an open call for artists and collectives who were interested in participating in Evolve!. AIM Dance Company, run by artistic director and choreographer Shameka Blake, was selected.

 

Date: February 28, 2019

Time: 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)

Place: Toronto Centre for the Arts

Price: $12 (Purchase at Box Office)

 

Photos by: CJ Aggarao / @crxtnn

About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

Contact us 

North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Join Our Network

Cursory Artist Talk

Cursory Artist Talk

CURSORY

Four artists from four different countries are coming together to present the art show “Cursory”. This time, multiple art formats such as paintings, sculptures, digital art, and sketches are displayed together interpreted in the uniqueness of each artist to represent their identities. Art works by Hussain Al Ismail, Pradeep Anurag Reddy, Sara Vargas Nessi and Victor Vazquez.

Artist Talk

August 19th, from 1pm to 3pm

Akin Sunrise, 100 Sunrise Ave

 

 

Tabla and Taiko

Tabla and Taiko

Tabla and Taiko: Two Ancient Traditions Meet

Cost: $30
Date: April 15, 2017
Time: 7pm

Join Toronto Tabla Ensemble and Nagata Shachu on April 15th, 2017 for an evening of scintillating rhythms at Toronto Centre for the Arts. Both Toronto-based ensembles have contributed immensely to the World Music scene in Canada, raising the profiles of Indian and Japanese music respectively over the last 25 years. This concert will feature compositions by the two ensembles’ maestros, Ritesh Das and Kiyoshi Nagata, who have created new works that maintain each tradition’s form to create a truly novel sound.

The concert will feature percussive traditions whose roots trace back thousands of years with the ultimate goal of bringing communities together in a celebration of Canadian heritage during the country’s 150th year. Both Das and Nagata were among the pioneers of cross-cultural music collaboration in Toronto with their respective ensembles in the early 1990’s. Rejoining forces in 2015, they stunned audiences with a sold out concert at the Harbourfront Centre. One of their newly composed pieces, Sare Panch (Five-and-a-Half), will feature on the upcoming Toronto Tabla Ensemble album Bhumika (Sanskrit word for Earth) to be released in Fall 2017.

Another milestone to be celebrated on the night is the launch of a partnership between Toronto Tabla Ensemble and co-presenter North York Arts. The two arts organizations aim to continue producing unique presentations to foster artistic development in the North York community. After receiving the 2016 Roy Thomson Hall Award from the Toronto Arts Foundation, Toronto Tabla Ensemble’s artistic director Ritesh Das said “2017 is an exciting year and we are always looking to raise the bar”. The Ensemble’s 2017 concert season will also feature an album release concert and a collaboration with modern dance group Kaeja d’Dance at the Harbourfront Centre.

 

Kiss and Cry

Kiss and Cry

Kiss and Cry

Cost: $20

Date: Feb 4, 2017

Time: 8pm

Place: Toronto Centre for the Arts

Kiss and Cry is a romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of cancer. The film stars Luke Bilyk, Chantal Kreviazuk, Naomi Sneickus and Sarah Fisher as Carley. Sarah Fisher and Carley Allison were best friends in real life. This is a Toronto premiere screening with cast, crew and special guests in attendance.

Feb 4th show at the Toronto Centre for the Arts is SOLD OUT! 

Art Starts Annual Showcase

Art Starts Annual Showcase

Cost: FREE

Date: December 7, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Place: Toronto Centre for the Arts

As artists and art educators, we seek to critique the world around us, share pieces of our culture and celebrate diversity. Through our creative works, we have the power to speak freely without fear of being stereotyped, judged, dismissed or silenced. Join us for our annual showcase as we share a night of creative expression; connecting Torontonians to a fun, interactive and engaging multi-disciplinary arts experience.

We ask. We Listen. We Create- Together

www.artstarts.net

https://www.facebook.com/events/1290749150997186/

 

JPEC Presents: Fred Hirsch Trio

JPEC Presents: Fred Hirsch Trio

JPEC Presents: Fred Hirsch Trio

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016

Time: 8pm

Place: Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street

Fred Hersch has performed with his favourite trio , bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson since 2009. Praised in a New York Times Sunday Magazine feature as “singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz—a jazz for the 21st century,” he balances his internationally recognized instrumental and composing skills with significant achievements as a bandleader, collaborator and theatrical conceptualist.

Hersch’s influence has been widely felt on a new generation of jazz pianists, from former students Brad Mehldau and Ethan Iverson to his colleague Jason Moran, who has said “Fred at the piano is like LeBron James on the basketball court. He´s perfection!”

Tickets are available at:

Toronto Centre for the Arts Box Office

Online & Phone: www.ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-2787

INSIDE OUT North York Film Screening

INSIDE OUT North York Film Screening

INSIDE OUT North York Film Screening

Cost: FREE

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Place: Fairview Branch Library, ROOM 3, 4th Floor, 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON, M2J 4S4

Diverse LGBTQ+ Youth Spot, Open to ALL LGBTQ+ and Allies Ages 13-19 yrs old – No Registration Required!

For the FIRST TIME ever INSIDE OUT will be doing a special screening of selected 26th Annual TORONTO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL Films in the North York area hosted at Fairview Library during our Diverse LGBTQ+ Youth Spot. Learn from experts in the industry and have fun.Come join us to celebrate the unique and diverse LGBTQ+ youth of our community.  Hang out in a space where you can just be yourself and get to know other diverse youth. Food and refreshments will be provided, TTC tickets compensation for travel. Don’t miss out!

P: 416-395-5752

E: fvteen@torontopubliclibrary.ca