Physical Theatre

The Cicada and the Ant

Québec’s Sursaut Dance Company begin their third tour of China this week with The Cicada and the Ant by Artistic and General Director Francine Châteauvert.

On the Ground

Dance at Toronto’s Luminato Festival 2016

By Miya Shaffer

Of the dance I saw, both A Study on Effort and a performance by Yes Yes Y’all demonstrated a sense of adventure while keeping to Luminato’s larger, and founding, vision.

Exterminating Angel

Emerging choreographer Alysa Pires of Alysa Pires Dance Projects brings her bold movement quality and theatrical edge to the Toronto Fringe.

Swan Lake Syndrome

The forty-minute solo by Toronto-based artist Linnea Swan is a comedic and poignant autobiography of the highs and lows of a life and career in dance – starting with having the last name Swan as a young ballerina.

Basketball-ography, Anyone?

The Harlem Globetrotters recently made their way through six Canadian provinces on an eighteen-city tour, and here they take to an outdoor basketball court in Greenwich Village to mix cool tricks with bouncing beats.

Ainsley Hillyard, Catch the Keys Productions

Ursa Major

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
January 27-7 février 2016
Physical Theatre

kloetzel&co, Marie France Forcier

Professional Series - Dance

Performance | Spectacle

Calgary AB
January 21-23 janvier 2016
8 p.m.
Physical Theatre

Good Women Dance Collective, Northern Light Theatre


Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
April 28-7 mai 2016
7:30 | 19:30
Physical Theatre


Calm Amid the Chaos

An Interview with Lara Kramer on her new work Tame By Victoria Mohr-Blakeney

The world premiere is in two days. Kramer listens carefully as her collaborators troubleshoot. Like her work, she is focussed, intuitive, and highly perceptive. A seasoned choreographer with five full-length works, a slew of residencies, and a company under her name, Kramer gracefully brings the discussion to a resolution. There is still more work to be done.

PPS Danse at Twenty-Five

As Montréal’s PPS Danse prepares to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary, this milestone, according to Artistic Director Pierre-Paul Savoie, “is first and foremost about looking back at all that has been done to illuminate the road we want to follow moving forward.”

On the Ground


By Lee Slinger, Brittany Duggan, Sarah Lochhead

The Dance Current team is on the ground taking in this unique thirty-five-day arts and culture festival for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto.

On the Ground

A Day in Dance at Toronto’s Fringe Festival

By Sabrina Bellisimo

It was a hot Saturday afternoon when I set off into downtown Toronto to attend two shows at my first-ever Toronto Fringe Festival.

Hamilton Fringe Festival, Ten Toes


Performance | Spectacle

Hamilton ON
July 18-26 juillet 2015
24 @ 6:00 | 18:00
Physical Theatre


A Meeting of Minds

Merce Cunningham archivist David Vaughan and Pepper Fajans at Montréal’s Fringe Festival By Philip Szporer

Fringe festival-going can be a distinctly hit-or-miss experience. It was my great surprise to happen upon Co. Venture, a beauty of a show produced and developed by the fledgling Brooklyn Touring Outfit in its world premiere. The piece, performed by the duo, is about their cross-age friendship.

Rock Bottom Movement premieres new full-length program The Salt Show

In Epic Scenario, three dancers costumed in polyester jumpsuits and protective goggles move around the stage with visceral curiosity as if discovering the space for the first time, staying true to Rock Bottom Movement’s mission to break the boundaries between theatre and dance.

Le Chemin des Passes-dangereuses

Director and choreographer Menka Nagrani brings contemporary dance, theatre, aerobics and percussive dance together in her interdisciplinary adaptation of Le Chemin des Passes-dangereuses.

Aharona Israel


Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
February 4-6 février 2015
7:30 | 19:30
Contemporary, Physical Theatre, Performance Art

Secret Moments

Secret Moments by W&M Physical Theatre is a trilogy choreographed by W&M directors Wojciech Mochniej and Melissa Monteros.


Tales of Despair and Cheer

By Mary Theresa Kelly Wag

In a seventy-minute solo, Denise Clarke moves from total despair to life-affirming joy, hitting a hundred shades of feeling and gesture in between and keeping the audience close every step of the way.

Denise Clarke in Wag

A comedy of tragic proportions by One Yellow Rabbit’s Denise Clarke, Wag is a mosaic of highly personal moments told in Clarke’s signature style of monologue and movement.