MARCH 6-9 (8PM)
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Presented in partnership with Harbourfront Centre's World Stage
Photo: Members of the company by Jeremy Mimnagh
This new commission for Toronto Dance Theatre, presented in partnership with Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage, pits the elastic force of group will against individual agency. Choreographer Heidi Strauss uses pivotal moments in the lives of the dancers to delicately pose the question “how did we end up here?” Everyday Anthems is a fervent ode to personal strength, to things unrequited, to power in numbers, and to belonging. It is an intense physical celebration of now, and the unknown ahead.
Collaborating on the production are also set and costume designer Teresa Przybylski, lighting designer Rebecca Picherack, writing advisor Brendan Gall and composer Thomas Ryder Payne.
Building on an already rich and longstanding relationship with Harbourfront Centre, TDT is proud to be included in this contemporary performance series highlighting global trendsetters.
Watch the video trailer for Everyday Anthems now:
Thomas Ryder Payne – Music
Thomas Ryder Payne is a composer and sound designer for theatre and film. His career has included studying with composer James Tenney, recording and touring for six years with Joydrop and producing numerous records. He has designed sound for both large and small theatres across Canada, and has received 2 Dora awards.
Teresa Przybylski – Set & Costumes
Teresa Przybylski is an architect and theatre designer, known for her designs in theatre, opera, dance and film. A winner of five Dora Mavor Moore Awards and two Gemini Awards. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and Associated Designers of Canada. She teaches Theatre Design at York University.
Rebecca Picherack – Lighting
Rebecca Picherack has designed lighting for Blyth Festival, Buddies in Bad Times, DNA, Factory, GCTC, YTP, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Mirvish Productions, Native Earth, Nightwood, Nightswimming, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, and Volcano. Rebecca has toured nationally and internationally as a designer and director.
Brendan Gall – Writing Advisor
Brendan has written four plays, two screenplays, five-and-a-half episodes of television, co-written or co-created a bunch of things, and been nominated for four Dora's for writing, the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Theatre, and the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. He is also an actor.