Toronto Dance Theatre

 

 

The first ten years

 

1968 - 1977

TDT was born in the heady, optimistic decade of the 1960s. Founding artistic directors Peter Randazzo, Patricia Beatty and David Earle came together with a passionate belief in the power of dance to enrich the human spirit and established a company and school that would change the face of Canadian dance. In collaboration with a group of singular, deeply charismatic dancers and many of Toronto’s leading composers and designers, they created a repertoire of work that quickly found a loyal following in Toronto and was soon on tour in Canada, the UK and Portugal.  

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TDT's founders

Patricia Beatty, David Earle and Peter Randazzo


1968

Susan Macpherson in The Recitation
Choreography by David Earle
Photography by Helen Leoussi


1968

Jackie Burroughs in The Recitation
Choreography by David Earle
Photography by Helen Leoussi


1968

Merle Holloman and Miguel Moore in Mirrors (1981 remount)
Choreography by David Earle
Photography by Frank Richards


1969

Amelia Itcush, Keith Urban and Peter Randazzo in Encounter
Choreography by Peter Randazzo
Photography by Peter Sloman


1969

Danny Grossman and Patricia Beatty in Against Sleep
Choreography by Patricia Beatty
Photography by David Davis


1969

Kathryn Brown and René Highway in Continuum
Choreography by Peter Randazzo
Photographer unknown


1970

Keith Urban, Barry (Artis) Smith, Merle (Germaine) Salsberg and Susan Macpherson in Operetta
Choreography by David Earle
Photographer unknown


1970

Patricia Beatty, Keith Urban, Barry (Artis) Smith, Merle (Germaine) Salsberg, David Earle and others in Hot and Cold Heroes
Choreography by Patricia Beatty
Photography by Peter Jones


1970

Amelia Itcush, David Earle and Peter Randazzo in rehearsal


1971

Keith Urban in Legend
Choreography by David Earle
Photographer unknown


1971

Patricia Beatty in The Silent Feast
Choreography by David Earle
Photographer unknown


1971

Amelia Itcush in Untitled Solo
Choreography by Peter Randazzo
Photographer unknown


1972

Helen Jones, Danny Grossman, David Earle and Barry (Artis) Smith in Boat, River, Moon
Choreography by David Earle
Photography by Dave Davis


1972

Peter Randazzo and David Earle in I Had Two Sons
Choreography by Peter Randazzo
Photographer unknown


1972

Amelia Itcush and Barry (Artis) Smith in Baroque Duet
Choreography by David Earle
Photographer unknown


1973

Kathryn Brown, Barry (Artis) Smith, Sara Pettitt, Patricia Beatty, Danny Grossman, Ricardo Abreut, David Wood, Susan Macpherson, Helen Jones, Norey Drummond, Patricia Miner, John Preston, Merle (Germaine) Salsberg, Cornelius Fischer-Credo and Peggy Baker in Atlantis
Choreography by David Earle
Photography by Charles Chan


1973

David Earle in Ray Charles Suite
Choreography by David Earle
Photography by David Davis


1973

Peter Randazzo, Helen Jones, Kathryn Brown and Merle (Germaine) Salsberg in A Flight of Spiral Stairs
Choreography by Peter Randazzo
Photography by Dave Davis


1974

Helen Jones in The Letter
Choreography by Peter Randazzo
Photography by Peter Jones


1975

Peter Randazzo in L'Assassin Menace
Choreography by Peter Randazzo
Photography by Andrew Oxenham


1975

David Hochoy, David Wood and Nancy Ferguson in L'Assassin Menace
Choreography by Peter Randazzo
Photographer unknown


1975

Barry (Artis) Smith, Helen Jones, Cornelius Fischer-Credo and others in Field of Dreams
Choreography by David Earle
Photographer unknown


1976

Sara Pettitt, Peter Randazzo and Claudia Moore in Nighthawks
Choreography by Peter Randazzo
Photography by Andrew Oxenham


1976

David Earle, Jan Messer, Charles Flanders, Judith Hendin, Sara Pettitt, Jean-Louis Morin, Judith Miller, Dale Woodland, Dindi Lidge, René Highway and Eric Bobrow in National Spirit
Choreography by Danny Grossman
Photographer unknown


1977

René Highway, Judith Hendin, Charles Flanders, Susan Macpherson, Peter Randazzo, Claudia Moore, Nancy Ferguson and Danny Grossman in A Simple Melody
Choreography by Peter Randazzo
Photography by Andrew Oxenham


1977

Claudia Moore and Peter Randazzo in A Simple Melody
Choreography by Peter Randazzo
Photographer unknown


1977

René Highway, Susan Macpherson, Claudia Moore and Charles Flanders in Mythos
Choreography by David Earle
Photography by Christl Rudi

 

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