Michael Trent


Santee Smith Wins Inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize

Smith wins one of the five $25,000 prizes


Dancemakers Makes Changes

The artistic director of one of Toronto’s most reputable contemporary dance companies says he’s been unceremoniously let go as the company scrambles to avoid a federal funding cut. But the company’s board says he’s misunderstood their attempt to retain him.

Michael Trent


Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
March 26-6 avril 2014
8:00 | 20:00


On the outside looking in 

By Bridget Cauthery Adaptation Project Michael Trent / Dancemakers

I notice his long, sinewy feet and toes. I notice his tattoo. I notice his fencer’s stance with arms curved upwards, wrists twisted inwards. I notice the look of concentration on his face and the tautness in his neck and calves. I notice his strength and his vulnerability.  Bridget Cauthery reviews Dancemakers’ Adaptation Project.


New producing director at Dancemakers

Jeanne Holmes, former dance programmer at Harbourfront Centre, is the new producing director for Toronto’s Dancemakers and the Cen...

TDT hosts German artists

From May 21st through 30th, Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) hosted a number of events and discussion…


How long? 

By Michael Crabb “It’s About Time: 60 Dances in 60 Minutes” Dancemakers

In his latest work as Dancemakers’ artistic director, Michael Trent neatly avoids any accusation of redundancy by exploring the subject of time without resort to dance in the ordinary, everyday sense of the word – the sense understood by the thousands of people who escape everyday reality by watching beautiful bodies moving to music.


One Old, One Borrowed, One New 

By Emma Doran “Light | Confronts | Unknown” Dancemakers

Michael Trent must feel eyes focussed in his direction. “Light Confronts Unknown” is his first major program for Dancemakers after being appointed artistic director in August 2006.  


between and beyond 

By Sara Porter invisible borders Louise Bédard, Doug Varone, Michael Trent, the empty collective

“invisible borders”, presented by the empty collective and Danceworks, ran November 4th through 6th at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre (formerly duMaurier Theatre Centre). The show was envisioned by dancer/choreographer Michael Trent as an exploration of a “multiplicity of viewpoints” and manifested as a mixed repertory program by choreographers with three contrasting aesthetics and from three different cities: Louise Bédard from Montréal, Doug Varone from New York, and Trent from Toronto - who was also the show’s producer and featured performer.

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