|Performing Arts Venue |||Theatre|
|Getting There |||Parliament Street North bus|
|Cross Street |||Winchester Street and Parliament Street|
Profile Last Updated: April 28, 2008
Currently under the guidance of choreographer Christopher House, an east coast-born modern dance choreographer, the Toronto Dance Theatre strives to offer its patrons strong, stunning and virtuosic programming. When they’re not busy touring other parts of Canada, the US, Asia and Europe, the TDT company performs in Toronto at the Harbourfront Centre and at their own Winchester Street Theatre. Past performances include such experimental shows as 2001’s Persephone’s Lunch, House’s own highly personal Nest, and the Dora award-winning Timecode Break, a dance about time, presence and beauty.
Breaking it Down
Toronto Dance Theatre is about more than just entertaining crowds. They want their audiences to understand the minds and methods behind the work and give new voices a chance to be heard. The company does this through a number of programs including Four at the Winch and The Process Revealed.
Teaching and Reaching Out
Four at the Winch is a program that offers new choreographers a chance to showcase their works via TDT dancers. The Process Revealed offers patrons the chance to hear dancers explain the history of their repertoires and allows them to ask questions about interpretation and creativity. This program aims to expose the creative process, to fold it back and show audiences exactly what goes into creating an evening’s entertainment. In addition to these, TDT also offers dance classes to master dancers, high school students, elementary students and dance teachers.
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