Calendar of events
Oct18Fluid FestTIMELOCATIONEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
Fluid Movement Arts Festival brings artists and audiences together to stir the city with contemporary art, dance and physical performance. For three weeks celebrate outstanding performance and the vast spectrum of what dance can be. Featuring extraordinary local, national and international artists, Fluid Fest ignites the city with performances, workshops, artist talks and happenings to inspire and connect.
Oct19TAP WORKSHOPS WITH HEATHER CORNELLTIMELOCATIONEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
TAP WORKSHOPS WITH HEATHER CORNELL
For Intermediate/Advanced dancers
Friday, October 19
6:30-8:00 PM – Musical Tap Technique
8:00-9:00 PM – Improvisation/Musicality
Technique Class : $40
Musicality Class: $30
Both Classes: $60
Nov2November 2 & 3: Community ConcertTIMELOCATIONEVENT DETAILS
Nov18Save the date! Dance Class MarathonTIMELOCATIONEVENT DETAILS
Our dance class marathon has deep roots. Join us November 18th.
Stay tuned for full class schedule and how to register!
Now for the history lesson:
Dance marathons are events in which people dance or walk to music for an extended period of time. Dance marathons, endurance movement contests, and derbies can be traced back to London in 1364. They started as dance contests in the 1920s and developed into entertainment events during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Before the development of “reality shows”, dance marathons blurred the line between theatre and reality. Also known as endurance contests, dance marathons attracted people to compete as a way to achieve fame or win monetary prizes.
Jan10Better Get Hit in Your Soul (High Performance Rodeo) – DJD CompanyTIME JANUARY 10 – 20, 2019LOCATION The DJD Dance Centre TheatreEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
Dances inspired by the music, life and times of Charles Mingus
As a part of the High Performance Rodeo
In 2013 DJD premiered a piece about the wild short life of Charles Mingus—a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. Known as the ‘Angry Man of Jazz’ Mingus was a brilliant, mercurial and bodacious character. Back by popular demand, Better Get Hit in Your Soul gives audiences an ear and eye into the music of one of the most important figures in 20th century American music. Join us as we explore his music and some of the lighter and darker sides of his dramatic life.
CREATED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY KIMBERLEY COOPER
DANCED BY THE DJD COMPANY
FEATURING LIVE AND RECORDED MUSIC BY CHARLES MINGUS
MUSIC DIRECTION BY RUBIM DE TOLEDO
Mar16March 16: Black and White BallTIMELOCATIONEVENT DETAILS
Apr25Double Bill – Premieres by Montreal’s La Otra Orilla and DJD CompanyTIME APRIL 25 – MAY 12, 2019LOCATION The DJD Dance Centre TheatreEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
Premieres by Montreal’s La Otra Orilla and DJD, both featuring live music
An Arctic flamenco tale by La Otra Orilla
In this new offering, the iconoclastic duo assembles a visual environment, sound references and elegant, passionate colours, continuing a journey they began 10 years ago. A flamenco story
on an ice floe—the senses collide in an original and poetic piece.
CONCEPT, DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY
MYRIAM ALLARD AND HEDI GRAJA
MUSIC BY GAËL LANE-LÉPINE, MIGUEL MEDINA,
VIVALDI AND SCARLATTI
A fiery love tale by DJD
DJD presents a new piece, hot to the cool of Magnetikae. Lovestruck follows Cupid’s arrow through a path of myth, love, fantasy, and desire, featuring live music by the Rubim de Toledo Ensemble.
CONCEPT, DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY KIMBERLEY COOPER