February 22, 2018 10am
Thursday February 22 at 10:00AM-11:30AM TDT Master Class with Company members Erin Poole & Yuichiro Inoue in collaboration with DanceHouse.
The first half of the class will begin with a technique based warm up; incorporating concepts of contraction, release, swing, stability and the use of momentum. There will be a short centre practice followed by moving across the floor. The second half will be a repertoire inspired portion that focuses on the play of time/space and collective decision making - ideas that Christopher House's work is heavily focused on.
*Participants will receive a promo-code to buy tickets for Toronto Dance Theatre’s shows Feb 23 & 24 at Vancouver Playhouse (20% off)!
About: Toronto Dance Theatre was founded in 1968 by dancer/choreographers Peter Randazzo, Patricia Beatty and David Earle. The company quickly became a major force in Toronto's arts scene with charismatic dancers and a repertoire of original work created in collaboration with important Canadian composers and designers. TDT soon began to tour across Canada, with visits to Europe and the USA. In the mid-eighties, under the artistic direction of Kenny Pearl, the reputation of the company grew after significant successes in New York and Great Britain. David Earle followed as Artistic Director from 1988-94, creating large-scale works and leading TDT into its milestone twenty-fifth anniversary. Christopher House, resident choreographer since 1981, was named Artistic Director in 1994. Highlights during his tenure have included several visits to the Joyce Theatre in New York City, a six-city tour of India, a sold-out season at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, participation in the Opening Ceremony of the Pan Am Games in Toronto and performances at the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa and the Festival Transamériques in Montreal.