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Hubbard Street Dance

Falling Angels

Performance | Spectacle
  • Falling Angels by Jiri Kylian / Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Toronto ON
October 5 octobre 2016
7:30 | 19:30

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Front St. E
416-393-7469; 1-855-872-7669 
$15 | 15$

Falling Angels by Jiří Kylián, former director of Nederlands Dans Theater, shapes an energetic, tumultuous action to Drumming Part 1 by Steve Reich, whose 80th birthday is being celebrated around the world throughout 2016. Reich’s energetic and moving piece was inspired by percussion rituals in Ghana. Since West African rituals are always accompanied by dances, the choreography supplements this essential component to complete the piece of music. In Kylián’s view, the drums evoke dreams, and so he gives his imagination free rein in this piece. It wanders through the changing rhythms and primitive African beat, producing an extremely exciting dance for eight female dancers.

Among the world’s top contemporary dance companies and a global cultural ambassador, Hubbard Street demonstrates fluency in a wide range of techniques and forms, and deep comprehension of abstract artistry and emotional nuance. The company is critically acclaimed for its exuberant and innovative repertoire, featuring works by master American and international choreographers. Hubbard Street’s 18 artists hail from four countries and 12 U.S. states, and comprise a superlative ensemble of virtuosity and versatility.

This performance is part of the Fall For Dance North Festival. For tickets and more information visit ffdnorth.com.

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