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Broadway on Pointe and other works

Royal Kirk Hall 680 Courtney Street, Victoria

Singing, dancing, acting! Two stars collide on the roller coaster of fame in this one-act ballet to some of Broadway’s well-known tunes. The program will open with Le Banc, a series of vignettes set around a park bench choreographed to Bach’s cello suites, and one new creation. Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pmSaturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 pmSunday, Oct. 9 at 2:00...

$50

Danses Buissonnières Fall 2022

ÉDIFICE WILDER - Espace danse 1435 De Bleury St., Montreal, QC

Choreographers: Mara Dupas + Anna Duverne + Maude Laurin-Beaulieu & Chanel Cheiban + Carlos-Alexis Mendoza Bustinza + Jessica Muszynski This annual event aims to introduce the public to the next generation of Québec dancemakers. A jury composed of artists Claudia Chan Tak, Anne-Flore de Rochambeau, Alexandre Morin, Handy Yacinthe and Karen Fennell selected five young local choreographers among 21 candidates....

$15 – $30

Carmen

Canadian Opera Company Theatre 239 Front St E, Toronto, ON

The COC hopes to bring some heat to the fall season with audience favourite, Carmen. Two mezzo-sopranos share the title role in this Bizet work: American, two-time Grammy Award-winner, J’Nai Bridges and Tunisian-Canadian COC Ensemble Studio alumna Rihab Chaieb. Directed by Edmonton Opera Artistic Director Joel Ivany, this COC production aims to transport audiences to a sun-drenched setting of bustling street scenes and outlaw...

Dido and Aeneas

Elgin Theatre 189 Yonge St, Toronto, ON

Opera Atelier is delighted to announce the company’s return to the Elgin Theatre with its production of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, on stage Oct. 20 and 22 at 7:30pm and Oct. 23 at 2:30pm. Purcell’s work aims to drench itself in longing as Dido’s obsession with the Trojan prince Aeneas plays out against a backdrop of relentless fate and...

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer: DREAMstate edition

Online

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer is a dancefilm festival that offers a monthly curated on-line screening exclusively for dancefilms. Each month, dance films are sorted into themes. Rogue Dancer aims to embrace the strange and the bizarre with this festival, illustrating impossible actions, accomplishments and relationships; the processing of worries and challenges when our minds are at rest. This Halloween season...

Free

Double Murder

The Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC

DanceHouse presents the Canadian premiere of Hofesh Shechter Company’s double bill Double Murder, on stage at the Vancouver Playhouse. Created by choreographer/composer Hofesh Shechter, Double Murder is aims to explore the chaotic and oppressive forces present within our modern times. The performance features two works: Clowns presents itself as a sarcastic and playful nod to our ever-growing indifference to violence,...

Bailando! What is the Latin American dance scene in Vancouver?

UBC Robson Square 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC

DanceHouse partners with the VLACC to ask, "What is the Latin American dance scene in Vancouver?". Join us for this free event featuring demonstrations from four local Latin American artists and a panel discussion as we explore this question together. The conversation will be led by Francesca Piscopo and Danais Yera with dancers Salome Nieto, Davi Miranda (Lamondance), Luis Garcia...

Free

Human Measure

Berkeley Street Theatre 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON

Human Measure is Cassils’ first piece of contemporary dance, made in collaboration with US choreographer Jasmine Albuquerque and a team of five trans and non-binary performers. Rooted in kinesiology, martial arts and sports science, the piece aims to create a live cyanotype in real time. Cassils wants to reinterpret Yves Klein’s Anthropometries paintings. Against a backdrop of US-based anti-trans legislation,...

$29 – $89

Sarah Dell’Ava

ÉDIFICE WILDER - Espace danse 1435 De Bleury St., Montreal, QC

The production aims to be a celebration of embodiment in praise of listening. For two days, the theatre will aim to become a living space. Day and night, some forty people of all ages take turns to weave the thread of presence together. Each performer of this small family, whether they be a professional or an amateur, will intend to offer...

$21 – $30

Free Concert Series

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, presented by TD Bank Group, aims to be an opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Four series offer concerts, dance performances and presentations that feature young artists as well as established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public.

Free

Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

The Canadian Opera Company’s annual Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition returns for an evening in the spotlight where Canada’s top voices compete to be the next opera star. At the grand finale of a month-long search for Canada’s best young opera singers, finalists sing one last aria to wow the judges in the hopes of winning cash prizes, performance opportunities and...

$150

Mecdy Mystic Rootz + Jeanette Kotowich

ÉDIFICE WILDER - Espace danse 1435 De Bleury St., Montreal, QC

MECDY MYSTIC ROOTZTRANSELUCIDEBurning incense opens a pathway between the spirit and physical realms. In thirty minutes, before the portal closes, Mecdy’s soul, still suspended in the ether, must decide who his parents will be. Each time Mecdy has a question, the answer comes to him through dance. Whether alone or facing an opponent in a competition, on stage or in...

$15 – $30

22nd Annual Chutzpah! Festival

Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre 950 W. 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC

The Chutzpah! Festival returns with a lineup of performances this November 3-24, 2022, presenting music, theatre, comedy, dance and multimedia arts, aiming to connect communities and celebrate the vibrancy of our stories. Acclaimed dance artists will once again grace the stage of the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre and share their work. Highlights include: The World Premiere of Ne.Sans Opera & Dance’s Hourglass (Nov...

$34 – $40

PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion

Burlington Student Theatre 2131 Prospects Street, Burlington

PROSPECTS aims to open the choreographer’s creative process, transforming the craft of making dance into an interactive community experience between artists and audience members. The evening will present four choreographers’ original, in-progress works. The choreographers presenting at PROSPECTS XIII are:  Vik Mudge (St. Catharines) - Experimental/Contemporary Dance  Nina Milanovski (Toronto) - Modern Dance Janessa Pudwell (Hamilton) - Street Dance / Hip...

$25

Play (Digidance/Digidanse)

Online

Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman intends to turn the Paris Opera Ballet’s historic Palais Garnier into a vast playground where every object is a plaything. Ekman believes we should always keep that childlike urge to jump into action and let our imaginations run free. Play combines dance, theatre, music and song into what aims to be a high-energy spectacle that explores play through...

$15

Unexploded Ordnance

The Theatre on King 171 King Street, Peterborough, ON

Marking Armistice Day, actor/writer Ryan Kerr aims to take audiences on a journey through World War 1. Theatre, live music, dance and projections combine in a multi-media performance. The show hopes to examine the impact of trauma and the struggle to heal. CONTENT WARNING: Non-graphic reference to sexual assault. Non-graphic descriptions of war-time violence. Masks required and will be provided...

$25

Casablanca, a burlesque and pole dance show

L'UniThéâtre 8627 91 St #126, Edmonton, AB

A live dance/theatrical performance that aims to showcase a team of local, BIPOC, queer, trans, femme and women artists and entertainers. This sober, adult show aims to offer more accessibility options - specifically to lower-income BIPOC folks and BIPOC folks facing other types of barriers - to come see queer BIPOC representation in theatrical and sensual arts performances. The event...

Noxious

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Noxious is a choreographic investigation by Paras Terezakis that plans to examine toxicity and pollution – not just that of our planet but of our minds. Its aim is to explore how the toxicity that enters our inner self over a lifetime affects who we are, who we become and how we navigate through life, thus affecting our footprint on...

$15

Corporeal Imago’s World Premiere of Throe

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

A world premiere from Corporeal Imago, Throe aims to explore our interdependence in an inhospitable world through an intersection of aerial acrobatics, contemporary dance and visual theatre. Created by award-winning choreographers Gabrielle Martin and Jeremiah Hughes, this new work features six performers in a world of aerial ropes as they cling to what remains in the throes of survival. While Throe hopes to...

$25 – $34

Better Late Than Never: 27 year anniversary gala

Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre 609 Dufferin Ave., Saskatoon, SK

Free Flow Dance Theatre missed its 25th anniversary due to the pandemic, but is back to celebrate with an event featuring new works by Terrill Maguire, Newton Moraes and a collaboration between Danny Grossman, Eddie Kastrau and Jackie Latendresse.

$30 – $50

Stations

SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

DanceHouse, in partnership with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs, presents Louise Lecavalier in her latest contemporary solo work Stations. Choreographed and performed by Lecavalier, Stations has been hailed a “kinetic marvel” (Dance International Magazine), with the aim of exploring the ebb and flow of movement and examining the memories that live in the body. The work hopes to showcase a personal...

Stations

SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

Louise Lecavalier continues her exploration of dance with Stations. This solo aims to propel her lifelong dance trajectory forward; traversing the ebb and flow of movement and examining the memories that live in the body. Through the stories embedded in her flesh, each movement, whether grand or subtle, hopes to reflect an attempt to articulate human experience that lies beyond words.

$35

Serpentine by Daina Ashbee

The Rachel Browne Theatre 211 Bannatyne Ave, 2 nd floor, Winnipeg, MB

WCD is thrilled to introduce Daina Ashbee to Winnipeg audiences. An award-winning Métis/Dutch Canadian artist, Ashbee’s work has been presented to international acclaim in 15 countries and over 35 different cities.Serpentine is an installation performance, set to an original composition by Jean-Francois Blouin and features a audience experience with seating right on stage, up close and personal.Artistic Direction, Concept, Choreography...

$24 – $32

Maxine Segalowitz + Mohammadreza Akrami

ÉDIFICE WILDER - Espace danse 1435 De Bleury St., Montreal, QC

MAXINE SEGALOWITZAd-Hoc DimensionAs a queer artist who worked as a stripper for many years, Maxine sees similarities between the negotiation of power in the performer-audience relationship and the interaction between stripper and client. Several characters embody different roles within the club: “the girls” with each other, the clients and the monster of masculinity, the bouncers in the background. Ad-Hoc Dimension...

$15 – $30