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Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo

Gadfly, Apolonia Velasquez, Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo


Performance | Spectacle

Markham ON
January 18 janvier 2018
Thurs @ 8:00 | Jeudi @ 20:00



By Paula Citron Wintersong - Dances for a Sacred Season

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre’s (CCDT) annual WinterSong is now in its twenty-seventh year. The program was established in 1988 by co-directors Deborah Lundmark and Michael deConinck Smith as an antidote to the commercialism of the Christmas season. The teenagers that make up CCDT are consummate professionals who can dance rings around some of their adult colleagues.


Dancing with the Devil-May-Care

Generations of Dance at Old & Young and Reckless Together (#32) By Marie France Forcier Edition # 32 - Old & Young and Reckless Together

Older & Reckless, veteran dance artist Claudia Moore’s brainchild, is celebrating the launch of its fifteenth season, and the crowd’s appreciation for the long-running series is palpable and contagious.

On the Ground

Is Toronto Ready for Hip Hop Theatre?

By Deanne Kearney

What happens when you ask a group of street dancers to dance like peanut butter? While Victoria “VicVersa” Mackenzie shouts “smooth or crunchy?”, Lee “Lethal” Pham lays down and starts munching on the most amazing imaginary sandwich he has eaten in his life. Deanne Kearney reports on Open Art Surgery by Breaking Conventions in Toronto.

Apolonia Velasquez, Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo


Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
January 9 janvier 2014
Hip Hop, Breaking, House, Jazz, Contemporary


TUDS: Toronto Urban Dance Symposium

Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo, directors of urban dance company Gadfly, presented the first “TUDS: Toronto Urb…


Ofilio Portillo and Crew, Onstage 

By Kathleen Smith “Unbearable Prospect” Gadfly

Street dance has become big business. The virtuosic moves and joyous energy that the original b-boys of New York and Los Angeles brought to street corners, empty parking lots and impromptu clubs of the seventies spawned a genuine movement movement.