Patricia Beatty

Beatty in Lessons in Another Language in 1980 / Photo by Andrew Oxenham, courtesy of Dance Collection Danse

Patricia Beatty, Co-Founder of Toronto Dance Theatre, Remembered as a ‘Warrior Queen’

Patricia Beatty was a multi-faceted artist: a choreographer, a dancer, a teacher, a poet. She was a true pioneer – one of the most influential figures of modern dance in Canada. She’s best known as co-founder of Toronto Dance Theatre, along with David Earle and Peter Randazzo. Her death at age 84 marked decades of choreography, teaching and writing that inspired thousands of young dancers.

TDT artists Louis-Laberge-Côté and Sierra Chin-Sawdy in Pavane (2015) / Photo by David Hou
David Earle, Patricia Beatty, Peter Randazzo

Toronto Heritage Dance

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
September 21-1 octobre 2017
Sept. 21-23 & Sept. 28-20 @ 8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary, Modern


The Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network Mentorship Program

The Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network (CSARN) is developing a mentorship program. Officially launched in January 2014, CSARN is currently accepting applications from professional artists of all ages. Mentors must be sixty or older, but mentees can be artists of any age wishing to develop new skills.


History Lesson

By Ben Portis Toronto Heritage Dance

The 2013 season of Toronto Heritage Dance (THD), its second, assembled a stellar program of works by the pioneers of contemporary dance in Toronto, including Patricia Beatty, David Earle, Judy Jarvis and Danny Grossman, and Nenagh Leigh.

David Earle, Patricia Beatty, Danny Grossman

Toronto Heritage Dance

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
September 26-28 septembre 2013
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary, Modern

Toronto Heritage Dance showcases Canadian choreographers

In celebration of Canadian dance's vibrant past and present, Toronto Heritage Dance recently showcased the work of six eminent Can...


Susan McNaughton (1952-2010)

Dance artist and academic Susan McNaughton died on December 4th, 2010.


Concern with legacy inspires several remounts

Vancouver’s Andrea Gunnlaugson recently coordinated The Legacy Repertory Project to revive works not seen for at least ten years a...