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Newton Moraes Dance Theatre

The Land of Tears and Soul

Performance | Spectacle
  • Photo Courteously of Newton Moraes Dance Theatre
  • Photo Courtesy of Newton Moraes Dance Theatre
  • Photo Courtesy of Newton Moraes Dance Theatre
  • Photo Courtesy of Newton Moraes Dance Theatre

Toronto ON
September 11-14 septembre 2013
8:00 | 20:00

Presented by | Diffusé par: Newton Moraes Dance Theatre
Betty Oliphant Theatre
404 Jarvis St.
416-964-5148 
$10-$25

In the course of a full-evening choreography, the audience will experience the diversity and complexity of contemporary Brazilian culture. The choreography uses Afro-Brazilian and contemporary movements, danced in unison or in layers with all the cast members doing the same phrase at different times, like cascading dominoes. These sequences were learned by all the dancers and reproduced in many ways. As the primary choreographer, Newton Moraes selected the most intriguing, challenging or exciting sequence to use in the final work. The show may Newton’s own awakening following the loss of his partner and mentor of 23 years.  “As my body and soul heal, my creative and spiritual energy are coming  live in a new way,” he says.
 

The work was developed collaboratively with a powerful cast. The dancers, who come from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Jamaica and Mozambique, bring texture and diversity to the creation and performance of the piece. Newton is also collaborating with Brazilian visual artist Solange Escostegui Cardoso, lighting designer Gabriel Cropley, videographer Leonardo Tenan and photographer Cylla von Tiedemann.

 

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