2015/2016 Season Picks

Betroffenheit Trailer


Kidd Pivot with Electric Company Theatre premiered Betroffenheit  July 23 to 25, as part of Panamania Arts and Culture Program for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. The new work will tour to Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Victoria and cities in the United States throughout the 2015/2016 season. 

We’re also excited about the 2015/2016 program presented by Montréal’s contemporary dance presenter Tangente as part of its thirty-fifth anniversary season. Among the exceptional programming, you can expect Tame, a new work by Lara Kramer (who made waves for her 2013 work Native Girl Syndrome), at the end of October; Compagnie Manuel Roque presents 4-Or in March, 2016; Noémie Solomon and Adam Kinner (Kinner became an indie darling in Montréal last year with The Weather in Times Square) present Car c’est par la fragilité que la révolution oeuvre in May 2016. 

The National Ballet of Canada opens its 2015/2016 season in Toronto with a staging (and North American premiere) of Christopher Wheeldon’s A Winter’s Tale on November 14. Other premieres this season include: the Canadian premiere of Alexander Ekman’s Cacti (March 9 to 13, 2016) and the world premiere of Guillaume Côté’s Le Petit Prince (June 4 to 12, 2016), based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. 

The National Arts Centre in Ottawa offers a stellar lineup of Canadian and international dance this season including Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation; Édouard Lock’s new work, The Seasons, performed by São Paulo Companhia de Dança; Akram Khan & Israel Galván square off in Torobaka; Trisha Brown Dance Company performs a retrospective of her work including Set and Reset (1983) and PRESENT TENSE (2003); British-Israeli choreographer Hofesh Schecter brings barbarians – three distinct works “laced” with music from the Baroque era.

Ballet BC celebrates its thirtieth anniversary season with commissioned works by Belgian-born choreographer Stijn Celis and rising French choreographer Mehdi Walerski, as well as remounts of some of the company’s favourites. 


Good Women Dance Collective has commissioned Mélanie Demers to set a new work on them for their Convergence program presented from November 26 to 28 at L’Uni Theatre in Edmonton; Toronto’s Coleman Lemieux and Company presents a full season, including a new work by Kate Hilliard, La Jeune Femme et La Morte, a as yet untitled new work by Québec’s Alan Lake and Against Nature/À Rebours by James Kudelka. Watch out for Toronto’s Anandam Dancetheatre – performing lots throughout the year! 


If you haven’t submitted your upcoming events, season announcements and workshops, send them to dc.list@thedancecurrent.com 

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