Performances

Sketch of section 5: Robert Desrosiers © Cylla von Tiedemann

Our Professional Training Program students dance in three main-stage performances during the school year. The experience of performing on stage is an important part of the journey to becoming professional dancers. They work with professional choreographers, designers, producers, stage managers, and crew; they contribute to the creative and rehearsal process in many ways; and they learn, rehearse, and interpret iconic works by creators who have shaped the landscape of contemporary dance in Canada.

 

2020-21 PERFORMANCES

ACCELERATION 2021

April 8 & 9, 2021

Acceleration 2021 will feature solo works by a stellar list of choreographers: Susie Burpee, Roberto Campanella, Christopher House, Sasha Ivanochko, Emma Kerson, Alanna Kraaijeveld, and Naishi Wang. The program will also include a beautiful work by the late Trish Beatty, co-founder of the School, with rehearsal direction by Danielle Baskerville.

Acceleration is our annual program featuring the students of the graduating class. This year, we have pivoted from our usual program of small chamber pieces, and will present a solo work for each of the dancers; these have been created not only in Toronto, but in cities across the country.

CLASS OF 2021 – Lyla-Jean Bowman, Charlotte Cain, Benjamin Cox, Evan Kimber, Alexander Koren, Christina Litt Belch, Marina Méndez Juárez, Hannah Pilon, Michael Rayson, Adèle Ross, Denver Scott, Kurumi Yoshimoto, and Yael Zifroni.

 

Spring Coffee House

April 30, 2021

Live-stream details coming soon…

 

MOMENTUM 2021

May 2021

Live-stream details coming soon…

 

PAST WORK

An excerpt from Pressure

Originally premiered at PULSE 2020 on December 18, 2020, as part of the requirements for the Professional Training Program at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.

Direction/Choreography/Production: Michael Caldwell

Performance: Lyla-Jean Bowman, Charlotte Cain, Benjamin Cox, Evan Kimber, Alexander Koren, Christina Litt Belch, Marina Méndez Juárez, Hannah Pilon, Michael Rayson, Adèle Ross, Denver Scott, Kurumi Yoshimoto, and Yael Zifroni.

 

Check out our past performances here.