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The Festival 17 | New Blue

70 PERFORMANCES.
8 WORKSHOPS.
12 DANCE FILMS.
2 PARTIES.
1 EXHIBIT.
1 PASS.

5 DAYS OF EMERGING DANCE ARTISTS.
June 13th - 17th 2017

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GET LOW - Floorworkshop

Victoria Mackenzie (Montreal, Tentacle Tribe) is passing through town and will be offering a 3-hour floorwork intensive! 

For those who have already taken her classes, you know we will work hard, sweat hard and unlock some secrets. For the first-timers, please expect:
* training fundamentals for becoming an efficient floor ninja
* body surface scans
* torsion/ wind up & unwind/ creation of momentum leading to dynamic movements
* upside-downs
* sequences including all of the above

IMPORTANT: Please bring shoes and clothing to cover knees/shoulders/elbows. Tuque/hat is optional for those with sensitive tops of heads.

Fee is $25, cash only please.  

Workshop will take place at DANCE TEQ Centre at 226 Queen St. West, Studio C.


Creating Contact | Residency Showing

Creating Contact
Form Contemporary Dance Theatre

Work-In-Progress Residency Showing

Wednesday, May 24th 2017
Free Admission
Doors 8:30pm
Showing 8:45pm with Q/A

Dovercourt House (3rd Floor - not accessible)
805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, ON M6H 2X4

The final work will be showcased at The Festival 17 from June 13th - 17th 2017 at 918 Bathurst.

Sponsored by REAson d'etre dance productions


METAMORPHOSIS | Workshop

       The Method encourages creativity through guided exploration - a nurtured and trusted environment where artistic knowledge is transferred and explored.

May 29th - June 2nd 2017
1:15pm - 4:45pm  |  Intensive Workshop
Dance Teq Centre

June 3rd 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm  |  Open Rehearsal and Showing with Q&A
DanceMakers - Main Stage #313

Early Bird - $200  |  Deadline: April 15th, 2017
Regular - $240

For registration and payment information please contact Martha Hart (martha_v_hart@hotmail.com).


GAGA with Olivia Tarrish Ancona

Co-presented by Alvin Collantes & New Blue Emerging Dance, we are proud to provide you a very special workshop with Olivia Tarrish Ancona from Portland, Oregon who has danced with Batsheva Dance Company, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar's L-E-V, Royal Swedish Ballet and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. 

THIS EVENT HAS PAST.


Gaga/Dancers | Laura Toma (MTL)

       Gaga/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures.

April 17th - 21st 2017 from 10:15am - 11:30am
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. Toronto

Costs: $75/week or $15/drop-in (Including HST)

Proudly brought to you by The Toronto Dance Community Love-In with support from New Blue Emerging Dance.

THIS EVENT HAS PAST.


918 BATHURST | Dance Initiative

       Come join us for drinks, prizes, food, entertainment, speeches and more! This will be the official launch party for 918 Bathurst's initiative to become a new leading venue in the creation, performance and education of dance in Toronto. All the proceeds will go towards professional vinyl dance floor for 918 Bathurst!

Curated by Breakaway Entertainment & New Blue

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED.


HUB NIGHT | Two-Fold

        Join us as Toronto based dancers (& other artists) take the stage and show the community a different side to their art.

       We noticed many artists in the dance community do more than just dance! Let's show off those other talents! This night includes a bit of everything from singing, and live musicians to poetry. Grab a drink, chat and enjoy the entertainment!

       All proceeds go towards The Festival 17 and other New Blue initiatives for emerging dance artists. This is a 19+ event.

THIS EVENT WAS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER.


Five Taken at #DanceWeekend17

       Join us at Dance Ontario's Dance Weekend 17'! We have programmed emerging artist Jocelyn Mah to represent New Blue Emerging Dance at the festival. Jocelyn's work is masterfully crafted to the complex tunes of "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo A La Turk". This piece heavily draws upon the complexity of the musical arrangement as the dancers embody the piece to their fullest. Want an in depth, sneak peak look at the work? Check out our teaser video HERE.

THIS EVENT HAS PAST.


GAGA with Ella Rothschild

       Co-presented by Alvin Collates & New Blue Emerging Dance, we are proud to provide the Toronto dance community a very special workshop with Ella Rothschild. She is an Israeli dancer/choreographer who has danced with Batsheva Dance Company and Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollack.

EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA!
Due to popular demand we have added a GAGA class on Saturday December 3rd 2016.

THIS EVENT HAS PAST.


Slavka Marcincinova's Creative Pad

       “Rising” tells a story of a woman who lost her "life balance” and is trying to regain control of her life. She struggles feeling unwanted and unworthy and the only thing that gives her some soothing feeling and warmth is her old shawl – her protection.

       Join flamenco artist Slavka Marcincinova and her collaborators Linda Chapman & Justin Brown for a FREE in studio showing through our Pop Up Creative Pad initiative!

THIS EVENT HAS PAST. For pictures click HERE!


Justin de Luna's Creative Pad

My name is Justin de Luna and I am a dancer/dance artist/performer/performance artist/experiential artist/experimentalist/existentialist/artist/gemini.

Join Justin in studio to see what he has been up to during his free studio space through the Pop Up Creative Pad initiative.

THIS EVENT HAS PAST. For footage click HERE!


The Festival 16'

       Come join us at the the Wychwood Theatre located inside Wychwood Barns on from June 10th-12th 2016. Be ready to witness over 35 different dance works and films incorporating over 80 emerging artists. We even have partnered with Dutch Dreams Ice-cream to animate and bring to life a site specific work to the patio. Get a festival pass and come see the magic these emerging artists have created. It's our inaugural festival, its sure going to be history making!

THE EVENT HAS PAST. For sponsor information click HERE!


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