Toronto Dance Theatre is committed to creating meaningful cultural and learning experiences for our audiences. We offer several programs for students and the public which aim to contextualize our performances, demystify the creative process, break down common misconceptions about contemporary dance, and make the art form accessible to a wide range.
October 26-27, 2016
November 9-11, 2016
March 1-2, 2017
April 12-13 & 18, 2017
$5 / student (includes HST)
*Special LOI priority school pricing available
Book your group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Designed to give students a taste of contemporary dance from both sides of the curtain and to show the breadth of the company’s diverse repertoire, Studio Series comprises a 45 minute performance for students in the Winchester Street Theatre, followed by a 60 minute movement class are team taught by TDT Company members, giving students the opportunity to embody and reflect on what they have witnessed on stage.
These special student performances are introduced and contextualized by Artistic Director Christopher House and include time for dialogue between artists and the audience. No previous dance experience required.
Suitable for grades 7-12
November 3, 2016
Full day: 10:00am-2:00pm
Half day: 12:30pm-2pm
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
$16 / student (includes HST)
Contact the School Visits Registrar at 416-973-4091
April 7, 2017
TBD (performance + Q&A)
Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St.
$10 / student (includes HST)
Animated is a programme of short works by Christopher House that show a range of styles. This special, student matinee includes Martingales, a playful, athletic work based on game structures; Animated Shorts, a kinetic classic from 1984 set to the lyrical dance music of Michael J. Baker; and Colder Ink, a quartet from the mid-nineties that focuses on physical control and sculptural counterpoint. For the full day experience students participate in gallery visit and a workshop with dancers from the Toronto Dance Theatre Company.
Enjoy a full day of dance by purchasing a Harbourfront Centre School Visits ticket – including a dance workshop with TDT, a gallery tour, and the 12:30pm matinee. $21/ticket. Visit the website for info.
When it premiered in 2007, Chiasmata marked a departure for choreographer Christopher House with its eccentric new vocabulary and "radical asymmetries" (Georgia Straight). Danced to a score by Phil Strong and inspired by the films of the Brothers Quay, it was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography. This new version is the first in a series of reimagined works supported by funds from The Metcalf Foundation. Christopher House says: "I am excited to be diving back in to Chiasmata this season with a fresh perspective, new insights, and twelve very inspiring dancers."
MASTER CLASS WORKSHOP
Master Classes can be scheduled by request throughout the year or in conjunction with a student matinee. Classes are designed by our experienced instructors to meet the needs of your students, from complete beginner to advanced, or multilevel. Master Classes may cover company repertoire, composition and/or improvisation.
All Master Classes are accompanied by a live musician and are 90 minutes long.