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Toronto Dance Theatre: Severe Clear

By Julye Huggins

During the month of November, following a Toronto run of Pteros Tactics, Toronto Dance Theatre embarks on a brief Ontario tour with Christopher House’s Severe Clear. They begin in St. Catharines on the 19th, then Markham on the 24th and end in Kingston on the 26th.According to the company’s website, the work was “inspired by a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness journey in Canada’s Yukon” and “is a cool, urban response to the wild beauty of the North.” After participating in the Yukon Journey Project, House crafted a work that includes human/animal morphing, northern lights, spoken text, a cappella harmonies from the dancers, and the ever-present water and ice. The work is further described as “whimsical, spontaneous and deeply spiritual” and as a performance that “evokes the feelings, stories and astounding physicality of the mythical North.”For more on Toronto Dance Theatre, be sure to check out the Summer 2009 edition of The Dance Current print magazine.
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