A Symposium on the Potential of Repertoire
in Contemporary Dance Practice

Photo: Frank Richards

Photo: Frank Richards


As the official launch of a three-year initiative by TDT, funded in part by the Metcalf Foundation, this symposium brings together the following  cross-section of remarkable dance professionals in a stimulating discussion:

  • Moderator Carol Anderson, choreographer, writer and academic;
  • Peggy Baker, choreographer, performer and artistic director of Peggy Baker Dance Projects;
  • Amy Bowring, Director of Collections and Research at Dance Collection Danse;
  • Brendan Healy, theatre director and artistic director of the Magnetic North Festival;
  • Christopher House, choreographer, performer and artistic director of Toronto Dance Theatre; 
  • William Lau, artist, researcher and the founder of the Little Pear Garden Collective;
  • Brandy Leary, choreographer, performer and artistic director of Anandam Dance Theatre.

In our forward-thinking contemporary dance milieu, there is often little attention paid to the idea of repertoire. With the goal of challenging the status quo, Christopher House poses the questions: "What if our existing repertoire were more than an archive of discrete works, but also a site for continuing artistic growth? What if we were to use our repertoire as a toolbox, confronting the ephemerality of dance by using these works to inspire distillations, adaptations and responses that continue a vital conversation in our own practice and across our art form?"

Sunday, January 15, 2017
1 - 3 PM
Winchester Street Theatre,
80 Winchester St., Toronto


To attend, kindly RSVP to info@tdt.org.