Archive for 'Dance'

LA OTRA ORILLA (the other shore)

  Works by acclaimed La Otra Orilla are recognizable for their unique and radical approach to flamenco, reflecting an absolutely trans-disciplinary vision. Based on the collaboration between dancer and choreographer Myriam Allard and singer-director Hedi Graja, this company embodies and celebrates the timeless and universal appeal of flamenco. The artistic directors rely on their in-depth […]

Myriam Allard

« Myriam Allard is a true agent provocateur, pushing flamenco forward to achieve creative goals… an independent thinker thrillingly engaged with the music and the movement, creating her own unique expression. » Kaija Pepper, The Dance Current, 2012 Sensitive to the world of music and dance from very early childhood, Myriam Allard’s life changed when she discovered flamenco. […]

M-DO School of Kathak

Founded in 1991, M-DO is a leading Canadian arts institution that promotes the traditional practice of classical North Indian Kathak dance and Tabla, and supports other world art forms.

Tsingory Dance and Music of Madagascar

Tsingory Dance and Music of Madagascar celebrates new and ongoing works in ethno-contemporary dance and music. It combines disciplines and artistic trends under cultural studies and experiments. Our dances present forms of art from our era, with works by in-house choreographers, and our music director and composer. Our goal is to present strong, educational and […]

Shades of Araby

Shades Of Araby (Maral, Karina and Valizan) is the first American Tribal Style® (ATS) dance troupe based in Toronto. ATS is a modern fusion dance style, drawing its movements, costuming, and general inspiration from the Tribal cultures of the Middle East, Northern Africa/Maghreb, India and Spain. The distinguishing feature of the style is the group […]

Bagashree Vaze

Bageshree Vaze is a versatile and multi-talented Indo-Canadian artist. As a dancer and choreographer, she strives to create and present work that reflects her cultural influences. She was initially trained in the style of Bharatha Natyam in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and also trained in Hindustani (North Indian) classical vocal music with her father, Dr. Damodar […]

Dr. Isaac Akrong

An exceptional performer of traditional dance and drumming, Dr. Akrong hails from the Ga people of the coastal belt of Ghana.  At an early age he was immersed in the traditions of his culture. His love of traditional music and arts led him to the University of Ghana, School of Performing Arts where he completed […]

Jaivah Dance Troupe

Saba, Rumbi and Helena form Jaivah Dance Troupe (formerly Nouvel Exposé)  a dance company specializing in traditional and contemporary dance from Ethiopia, Congo, Southern Africa, Egypt and more. Honoring tradition and innovation equally, we pair our original choreography with the freshest beats from the top of today’s African music and live instruments on occasion. Eskesta, Gurage, Tigrigna, […]

Dancenette

DANCENETTE is presented 7-8pm on the 2nd Sunday of every month (beginning February 10, 2013). Anything can happen. You may discover your new favourite artist, a new dance style or an extraordinary fusion experiment.  Culture specific dance, contemporary dance, martial arts, dub poetry, drag performance, acrobatics.  If it is bodies moving, it belongs on the […]

Emerita Emerencia

As a multi-disciplinary performing artist, Ms. Emerencia has been the recipient of many awards over the years, such as the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council awards. She sat on Toronto Arts Council’s, Community Arts committee for three years and on Dance Immersion’s Board – an organization promoting Black Dance in […]

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