Persefony Songs © Alejandro Santiago

MARCH 5-9, 2019 8PM at the Fleck Dance Theatre (Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay West)

We are proud to highlight Toronto Dance Theatre‘s upcoming performance of Christopher House’s Persefony Songs, which will feature numerous School graduates: Sonja Boretski (2016), Alana Elmer (2002), Megumi Kokuba (2012), Pulga Muchochoma (2009), Margarita Soria (2016), Roberto Soria (2018), and Devon Snell (2018).

Persefony Songs riffs on images from Christopher House’s acclaimed 2001 work, Persephone’s Lunch, to inspire a new work of unabashedly sensual beauty. The original production, inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, was nominated for a Dora Mayor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography and was performed across Canada. As part of TDT’s ground-breaking work with reimagining repertoire, Christopher House is mining the rich movement veins of the original to create a major work showcasing the power and sensitivity of the TDT ensemble.

Persefony Songs features a gorgeous new musical score by Thom Gill and the “breezy, whimsical and delightful” (NOW Magazine) musicians of Bernice. Played live at each performance, its soaring voices, warm acoustics and complex rhythms offer a contemporary take on the sonorities of Early Music.

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