Swan Lake Syndrome is a new collaborative work by Toronto performing artist Linnea Swan and CORPUS Dance Projects Artistic Director David Danzon.
The forty-minute solo performed by Swan is an autobiography of the highs and lows of a life and career in dance. Starting from her experience as a Swan wanting to be swan in Swan Lake and her now over two-decades-long career in modern and contemporary dance – all tied together with theatrical edge.
This collaboration with Danzon is infused with surrealism, comedy and audience interaction. It brings to light the realities of a career in the performing arts.
Swan Lake Syndrome runs May 27 through 29 as a free event at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
This past spring, tensions simmered in the Toronto dance community between artists and critics in the mainstream media. In this feature article from the July/August 2015 issue, Kathleen Smith has undertaken to investigate the issues that arose – exploring the history, the central issues, the problems and the questions that characterize the discourse today.