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Toronto Dance Theatre: Vena Cava

By Julye Huggins

Coming up November 6th through 10th in Toronto, the production Rare Mix by Toronto Dance Theatre will feature works by company founder Patricia Beatty, Montréal guest choreographer Jean-Sébastien Lourdais and Artistic Director Christopher House. The program includes Beatty’s iconic modern dance duet Against Sleep (1968), the bold physicality of Lourdais’ Etrange (2012) and House’s opera-inspired work Four Towers (1993).House also presents Vena Cava (1999), a dramatic contemporary work coursing with high-flying action, showcasing the strength of the dancers. The current cast includes Johanna Bergfelt, Val Calam, Robin Dempsey, Brendan Jensen, Kristy Kennedy, Matt Kwasnicki, Louis Laberge-Coté, Brenda Little, Graham McKelvie, Jessica Runge, Matt Waldie and William Yong. As described by the company, it is “a tour de force of lightning-fast, rhythmically thrilling dancing.”Be sure to check out the March/April 2012 issue of The Dance Current magazine for a feature on Christopher House.
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