March 20-23, 2019 | 8 PM

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre presents ACCELERATION 2019, an ambitious main-stage performance of solos and small ensemble works – both new and revived, showcasing dancers from the third year of the Professional Training Program.

  • Peggy Baker’s exhilarating duet, Yang, uses the pulsing percussion music of Thierry de Mey. It will be danced by three different pairs of our third year dancers.
  • Trish Beatty’s powerful and exquisite solo, High Heart, will be performed by two of our graduating women.
  • Susie Burpee will create a new piece for eight dancers; her past work for us has been noted for elements of surprise, delight, humour, and quirkiness.
  • From the repertoire of Danny Grossman, our program includes the tongue-in-cheek male duet from his energetic and satirical work, Nobody’s Business.
  • Finally, we will present Christopher House’s challenging quartet, Colder Ink, which demands extreme precision and elastic control from the performers.