Toronto Dance Theatre Presents THE MAGIC OF ASSEMBLY

Toronto Dance Theatre Presents THE MAGIC OF ASSEMBLY

Toronto Dance Theatre Presents THE MAGIC OF ASSEMBLY

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) has introduced the small print of a brand new collaborative manufacturing from avenue dance artist Ashley Colors Perez and Toronto-based protest digital music duo LAL, working in collaboration with TDT Inventive Director Andrew Tay. Bringing collectively three distinct inventive factors of view and aesthetics, The Magic of Meeting is on stage on the Winchester Avenue Theatre February 2 – 4 and 9 – 11, 2023.

Taking up an experimental strategy, this new work emerges from provocations between Tay and every of the invited artists, privileging the assembly of inventive practices in direction of a much less linear option to collaborate. They’ll discover the magic created from the act of assembling with each other as artists, and the irreplaceable expertise of gathering to witness efficiency within the present second. The work is carried out by TDT firm members Yuichiro Inoue, Peter Kelly, Megumi Kokuba, Ryan Kostyniuk, Erin Poole, Devon Snell, Margarita Soria, and Roberto Soria, alongside LAL (Rosina Kazi and Nicholas Murray).

“The Magic of Meeting is an thrilling collaborative work set on eight performers from the TDT ensemble,” shares Tay. “Three distinct inventive factors of view have been in dialog to form this work: My conceptual and experimental strategy meets the dynamic vitality of avenue dance (Punking / Whacking) artist Ashley Colors Perez, with this all set to the emotional and political sounds of native digital music duo LAL. Collectively, now we have been in search of to unlock the physique magic of the performers, working with their particular person corporeal histories to create a very distinctive, nearly psychedelic bodily world. Taking society’s must assemble and be collectively as a place to begin, we see The Magic of Meeting as a mirrored image on what it means for our bodies to share house in ritual, in celebration and in efficiency.”

Perez provides, “Working with the TDT firm members, Inventive Director Andrew Tay, and LAL for the primary time has been an uplifting expertise. Intersecting every of our practices has supplied many prospects for embodying artwork making. With the braveness to sing, dance, work and play, the magic is really within the making.”

Ashley Colors Perez is a Trainer, Dancer, and Choreographer. She is the Co-Inventive Director of Combine Combine Dance Collective. Combine Combine has showcased work at Fall For Dance North (2017), Contemporaneity 3.0 (2019) and represented Canada on the Jeux de la Francophonie (2017) in Abidjan. Ashley’s expertise was awarded the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Excellent Efficiency, Ensemble within the Dance Division for Ground’d, offered by Holla Jazz in 2018. With coaching in funk types and hip-hop, she later specialised in voguing, waacking and home. Ashley continues to show avenue dances together with her group courses, Class with Colors.

The Magic of Meeting runs February 2 – 4 and 9 – 11 on the Winchester Avenue Theatre. Performances are at 7:30pm, excluding the February 11 efficiency which might be at 3:00pm. Tickets are supplied on a sliding scale, starting from $10 to $45 and can be found at tdt.org. Audiences can choose whichever ticket worth choice that works greatest for them. A livestream is scheduled for February 4 (tickets $5-$15), and the recording will stay on demand to ticket holders for 14 days following preliminary airing. ASL interpretation might be out there on the February 9 efficiency.

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