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Dance Matters, Series 3 - From the Fryin' Pan
Pia Bouman School, Scotiabank Studio Theatre
Toronto, ON
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Dance Matters, Series 3 - From the Fryin' Pan
SERIES 3 - From the Fryin' Pan
Saturday April 20th @ 8pm & Sunday April 21st @ 4pm

Scotiabank Studio Theatre, 6 Noble Street (Pia Bouman School)

Featuring: Riley Sims (Social Growl Dance), Daina Ashbee, Triana Project and Jane Alison McKinney.

Saturday join us for our post-show reception
Sunday join us for our post-show discussion


$15/adult, $12/senior, student, artist, CADA
A limited number of PWYC tickets at the door available Sunday
Cash only for tickets purchased at the door
Box office opens 40min prior to show time!

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Unrelated (excerpt)  
Daina Ashbee (Nanaimo, Toronto), Toronto Premiere

Daina Ashbee's powerful new work Unrelated, explores the struggle of Aboriginal women in Canada.
The work features three young, dynamic female performers, Ashbee, Kelly McInnes and Areli Moran.
By tapping into their cultural and personal ancestry, the women examine ancestral stories of sexuality, body image, menstruation, the loss of Aboriginal dialect and inhumane food gathering. The exploration, discussion and embodiment specifically of sexuality and menstruation is often taboo in certain cultural settings, resulting in stagnant or blocked energy. Taking impulses from the stories, the work explores these themes through physical and theatrical manifestations. The choreographic language Ashbee has created tracks these disconnections in the dancer's bodies in order to unearth inherent movements that have been contained or forced into stillness from this stagnation.
Unrelated acknowledges the relatedness of everything in a seemingly very unrelated world of people, objects and nature.

Perennial Grace  
Jane Alison McKinney (Toronto), World Premiere

A play between the traditional and the contemporary, this solo new work choreographed and performed by Jane Alison McKinney is a shot of virtuosity with a haunting undertone and an exposed soul. Layered on classical sounds is a rooted movement trajectory that explores flight with strong physicality and a vulnerable spirit.

Sin Destino (Without Destiny)  
Triana Project (Toronto)

To accept the hand one has been dealt or to exert one's own will against external forces. Many face this struggle and in turn are faced with an internal duplicity. Accepting and rejecting fate, we fight these battles that create our own unique human experience.
Based on the flamenco "palo" (rhythm) of Soleá por Bulerías this flamenco and live music performance is driving and energetic.
Choreographed/danced by: Alison Macdonald, Iryna Gordon; Live flamenco music by: Alan Shell, Benjamin Barrile, Michael Kavanagh, Silvia Temis, Fernando Gallegos Torres

Everything We've Ever  
Riley Sims / Social Growl Dance (Toronto), Toronto Premiere

Everything We've Ever is a dark and anxious new work by choreographer Riley Sims' Social Growl Dance.
The work asks the performers and the audience to confront their individual inner conflict, pain and the various coping mechanisms that develop to deal with it. The movement is visceral and vulnerable, dripping with the dancers own experiences.
Choreographer: Riley Sims, Performers: Austin Fagan, Ana Groppler, Charles-Alexis Desgagnes, Kay Kenney, Jolyane Langlois


Pia Bouman School, Scotiabank Studio Theatre (View)
6 Noble St
Toronto, ON M6K 2C6


Arts > Dance

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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