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Reworking a Holiday Favourite

By Sarah Lochhead

In 2016, in celebration of Xing Dance Theatre’s thirtieth anniversary and an eight-year sabbatical from their previous production of The Nutcracker, choreographer Xing Bang Fu and French Canadian professional ballet dancer Simon Sylvain Lalonde presented a new interpretation of the classic holiday tale with the intention of exploring the boundaries of gender and identity entitled The Nutcracker Doll. This year’s production of the work focuses on the central theme of parenting, exploring how a parent can guide a child to confront personal challenges and realize their own ways to express themselves.

Kristel Jang, Lucas Ferrari, Christy Tsai, Miruna Soiu in Xing Ban Fu's The Nutcracker Doll / Photo courtesy of Xing Dance Theatre
 
Xing Dance Theatre

The Nutcracker Doll

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
December 20-23 décembre 2017
7:30 | 19: 30
Contemporary, Ballet, Chinese

 

This is Our Place

This is Our Place was a mini dance residency held and performed within a Toronto home in between tenants. Featuring six local dance artists over the course of three days, the residency concluded with a work-in-progress showing on November 4.

Image provided by presenter
 
Motus O Dance Theatre

A Christmas Carol

Performance | Spectacle

Markham ON
December 23 décembre 2017
7:00 |19:00
Multidisciplinary

Toronto International Ballet Theatre in The Nutcracker / Image provided by presenter
 
Toronto International Ballet Theatre

The Nutcracker

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
December 23 décembre 2017
7:00 |19:00
Ballet

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT)

Alien Grace

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
May 25-26 mai 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
Ballet Creole

Cry Freedom

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
May 11-13 mai 2018
Fri & Sat @ 8:00 | vendredi & samedi @ 20:00
Contemporary

 
Transcen|Dance Project

EVE OF ST. GEORGE

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
January 26-28 janvier 2018
26 & 27 @ 7:00 | 19:00 & 10:00 | 22:00, 28 @ 7:00 | 19:00
Dance Theatre

Pie
 
Dancer's Kitchen

Karen's Holiday Goose Pie

An era-specific recipe

 
TAKE UP SPACE

little dances / petites dances

Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa ON
January 5 janvier 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Dance Theatre

 
Kaeja d'Dance

Solo Dance Xchange

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
February 1-3 février 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Multidisciplinary

 
Access Ballroom Studio

ABS - Christmas Social Dance Party

Other | Autre

Toronto ON
December 15-16 décembre 2017
5:30 | 17:30
Salsa

 
Kylie Thompson

Season 18'

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
January 26-27 janvier 2018
Contemporary

 
Toronto Tango Marathon

7th Annual Toronto Tango Marathon

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
January 12-14 janvier 2018
Tango

 
Mikhail Baryshnikov

Brodsky / Baryshnikov

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
January 24-27 janvier 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Physical Theatre

 
Holla Jazz

Dance Ontario's Dance Weekend Preview: Holla Jazz

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
January 11 janvier 2018
12:00-1:00 | 12:00-13:00
Contemporary, Indigenous

Guillaume Côté with Artists of the Ballet in Nijinsky / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

A Magical Madness: Nijinsky

By Eve van Eeden

Aristotle once said: “No great genius ever existed without a touch of madness”. Celebrating the man who personified this expression, Nijinsky is brought to life by The National Ballet of Canada.

Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden in Nijinsky / Photo by Bruce Zinger
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Love Strikes a Chord: Nijinsky

By Wei Shen

Director Stanley Kubrick was once mesmerized by Napoleon Bonaparte. Choreographer John Neumeier’s similar obsession with “Le Dieu de la Danse”, Vaslav Nijinsky, has crystallized into the National Ballet of Canada’s production Nijinsky.

 
BJM Danse (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal)

FREE Masterclass for professional/advanced dancers

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
December 14 décembre 2017
6:30 | 18:30
Contemporary

 
Victoria Gubiani

Between Contact

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
December 8-9 décembre 2017
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

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