OPEN PROFESSIONAL CLASS
JULY 18-29, 2022
Camille Scully | Photo: Jeremy Mimnagh
CONNECT WITH THE DANCE COMMUNITY
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is collaborating with our local contemporary dance artists, teachers, and musicians to offer an open professional class this summer. These classes are for dance artists studying, pursuing and working in the dance sector. We are excited to offer this opportunity to cultivate a community practice.
July 18-22 & July 25-29
Monday to Friday: 10:15am – 11:45am
$17 per class
Teachers: Darryl Tracy, Bonnie Kim, and Katherine Semchuk.
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July 18-22, 2022
July 25-29, 2022
Darryl Tracy is a Toronto based artist who loves the human body. He is involved in dance, choreography, movement facilitation, movment health and teaching. He has performed with many Canadian and European choreographers over the last 25 years and has also created 42 works through commissions and self-productions. HIs latest work “quietly rooting for the storm” was presented in Winnipeg with SawdonDance. He is a neurological rehabilitation physiotherapist in Toronto. Upcoming, is a new creation and teaching gig through Ecole de danse contemporain du Montreal (Aug/Sept 2022)
A dance artist for more than 30 years, Bonnie is a multiple Dora Award Ensemble nominee and was named one of “Toronto’s top five dancers,” (Eye Weekly magazine). Upcoming and recent projects: performer in Peter Chin’s Trillionth I and Hanna Kiel’s Again; screenwriter/performer in Kiel’s What Happened to Lee? co-choreographer for Corpus’s Divine Intervention; outside eye for Nova Bhattacharya’s Svāhā.
Highly regarded as a teacher, mentor and outside eye, Bonnie was Rehearsal Director and later Associate Director of Dancemakers for nine years. She directed a cast of hundreds for Sylvain Émard’s Le Grand Continental, produced by Luminato. She trained at Claude Watson School for the Arts and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and performed with many of Canada’s most respected artists and companies, including Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault.
Bonnie’s writing has been published in the Dance Current, Eye Weekly, Toronto Star, Toronto Life and the Fall for Dance North magazine.
Katherine is a dance artist currently based in Tkaronto. Since graduating from The School of TDT, she has worked with Kaeja d’Dance, Mile Zero Dance, Nostos Collectives, Peggy Baker, The Platform TO, Tia Kushniruk, Mateo Galindo Torres, Meghann Michalsky, Sasha Ivanochko, and Naishi Wang. She feels liberated when she is able to act as a physical portal for her own and collaborator’s stories, ideas and sketches.
She is fascinated by the use of spirals, momentum and opposition/conflict in the body, and integrates these functions into her ever-evolving movement practice. Her passion for sharing has brought her to teach at The School of TDT, Canada’s National Ballet School, Ballet Edmonton, and YYC Contemporary Training. Katherine continues to investigate her own creative practice and has presented her work at festivals and programs across Canada. In fall 2021, her duet with bassist/composer Julian Anderson-Bowes, ‘In pieces’, was presented at Fluid Festival (Calgary).