Don’t miss these local satellite events leading up to DanceWeekend 2012:

Dance Photography Exhibit
@ Balzac’s Coffee Roastery in The Distillery District, Toronto

January 3-31, 2012

The works will be shown in the upper gallery of this historic venue.

Join Dance Ontario’s professional photographer members for the opening reception on Sunday, January 8th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

FREE Performance & Talkback

@ the COC Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto
Tues. January 10, 2012
12 – 1 p.m.
Little Pear Garden Collective
Emily Cheung, artistic director

Chinese Traditions: Then and Now
A “cultural gateway” embracing traditions from Peking opera to modern dance, the Little Pear Garden Collective is committed to the vision of creating a canon that preserves and promotes the richness of Chinese performing arts through the presentation of high-calibre artistic programming to a wide range of audiences. In this presentation, the Collective performs a selection of classical and contemporary works firmly rooted in Chinese traditions.”

Phone: 416 204 1083

DanceWeekend 2012

Presented in association with Harbourfront Centre

Fleck Dance Theatre

at

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5J 2G8

January 20, 7–10pm
January 21–22, 1– 6:30pm

Regular Tickets: Admission by $10 minimum donation at door

Generously funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage

Harbourfront Centre “ushers in the second half of the NextSteps season with Dance Ontario’s DanceWeekend, three full days of the best in local dance.

DanceWeekend 2012 boasts an array of genres and styles, including:

  • ballet
  • b-boy
  • Bharatanatym
  • hip hop, modern
  • Middle Eastern
  • fiery flamenco
  • folk
  • unforgettable dances from the African Diaspora
  • Friday’s lineup starts things off with a youth showcase, including a screening of Dave Wilson’s documentary, Boy Dancer.
  • the rest of the weekend features performances by some of your favourite companies (and NextSteps alumni), including Kaeja d’Dance and more

The full performance schedule is as follows:

Friday 20 Jan, 2012; 7–10pm: YOUTH SHOWCASES

  • approx 3.5 hrs including 15 min intermission & 3-5 min pauses
  • Dave Wilson Boy Dancer Documentary – Film (extract), 15 mins
  • Widdifield School/Dance From A Distance – video & talk, 10 mins
  • YMI Dancing – Ballet/contemporary; 10-15 mins
  • Rhythmic Fire Danzers – So American Folkdance; 10 mins
  • Vlad’s Dance Academy, 10-15 mins
  • Sean Boutilier Dance Academy, 10-15 mins
  • The Dance Place, 10-15 mins
  • Chimera B Company – Contemporary, 15 mins; 6- 9 dancers
  • Cadence Youth Group, 15 mins
  • City Dance Youth Group, 15 mins
  • JHHA – Bboying, 25 mins

Saturday, 21 Jan 2012: 1– 6:55 pm

  • LR Productions 1:00 – 1:25 pm, 25 mins
  • Sashar Zarif Dance 1:35 – 1:55 pm, 20 mins
  • Jasmyn Fyffe 2:05 – 2:20 pm, 15 mins
  • Keiko Kitano 2:30 – 2:45 pm, 15 mins
  • Typecast 2:55 – 3:15 pm, 20 mins
  • InDance 3:25 – 3:45 pm, 20 mins
  • Arabesque 4:00 – 4:25 pm, 25 mins
  • Stand Up Dance 4:40 – 4:55 pm, 15 mins
  • The Parahumans 5:10 – 5:35 pm, 25 mins
  • Olga Barrios 5:40 – 5:55pm, 15 mins
  • Crazyfish/Michael Caldwell 6:05 – 6:20 pm, 15 mins
  • Gadfly Dance 6:30 – 6:55 pm, 25 mins

Sunday, 22 January, 2012: 1– 7:05pm

  • Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Co 1:00 – 1:25 pm, 25 mins
  • Cadence Progressive Contemporary Ballet Company 1:35 – 1:55 pm, 20 mins
  • Jasmyn Fyffe 2:10 – 2:25 pm, 15 mins
  • Keiko Kitano 2:35 – 2:50 pm, 15 mins
  • COBA 3:05 – 3:30 pm, 25 mins
  • Ballet Creole 3:45 – 4:10 pm, 25 mins
  • Little Pear Garden Collective 4:25 – 4:50 pm, 20 mins
  • Arte Flamenco Spanish Dance Co 5:00 – 5:25 pm, 25 mins
  • Kaeja d’Dance 5:40 – 6:00 pm, 20 mins
  • BoucharDanse 6:10 – 6 :30 pm, 20 mins
  • City Dance Corps 6:40 – 7:05 pm, 25 mins

“Celebrate the New Year in style with Toronto’s magnificent dance companies.

Plus, enjoy world premieres from two of the city’s most gifted choreographers.”

GETTING THERE – PLEASE NOTE!

PARKING: The York Quay South Lot (P2) on Queens Quay West, between York and Lower Simcoe Streets, is closed indefinitely for construction. Alternate parking locations and instructions may be found in the Parking section of Harbourfront Centre’s website.

Please click here for further info on the above events.

Enjoy!

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