A hub for creative thought and innovation, City Dance Corps sponsors emerging and established dance artists and companies by offering resources and opportunity to create and develop their works
Madison Burgess is a dancer, choreographer and teacher located in Toronto, Ontario. A graduate of York University’s Dance Program, specializing in performance and choreography, Madison is premiering her first full-length work (in)dispensable at The Commons in February 2019. Most recently performed in the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival in Nocturnal Space choreographed by Emily Rapley and is currently in rehearsal for a new work to be premiered at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival choreographed by Robyn Bedford. Madison has performed works by renowned choreographers including Carol Anderson, Susan Lee, Jasmyn Fyffe, Suzanne Liska and Victoria Gubiani.
“Being an artist in residence at City Dance Corps was truly a dream come true! To be able to create and work in such a beautiful space definitely shaped the way my process unfolded. During my time as an artist in residence at CDC I created my first full length work (in)dispensable; premiering February 15th-17th 2019, at The Commons. I had always dreamed of creating and producing a show, and CDC definitely assisted with making that dream come true. Thank you so much for everything! “
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KYLIE THOMPSON DANCE
Kylie Thompson Dance was formed in 2017. Choreographer Kylie Thompson established this project-based company to create new work and also produce the company's work independently. Since 2017, the company has produced a successful short experimental dance film, Versus, which has been seen on screens in Toronto, Yukon, California and Colorado. Thompson also created her first independent work, 33/33, which was premiered at Kylie Thompson Dance: Season 18' in January 2018, and then remounted for the New Blue Festival of Emerging Dance in June 2018. Coming up next, Thompson will be creating a new short work for the Dance: Made in Canada Festival in August 2019. To find out more about Kylie Thompson Dance, visit their website: www.kyliethompson.ca or find them on instagram: @kyliethompsondance.
"It was a pleasure being an artist in residence at City Dance Corps. In our time there we were able to remount and re-imagine our 25 minute work, 33/33, for the New Blue Festival. We are so grateful to City Dance Corps for their beautiful space."
Photos both by E.S. Cheah Photography.
I/O MOVEMENT (LAUREN RUNIONS)
I/O Movement is a Toronto-based contemporary dance project joining body and site. Under the artistic direction of Lauren Runions this project offers performances, community workshops and residencies with the intention to activate spaces, consider the flexibility of place and invite movement into daily life.
This project founded in 2013 has performed at venues such as Gallery 1313, The Black Cat Artspace, 99 Sudbury, Artscape Sandbox, OCAD U Student Gallery, White Wall Studios (Montreal), CineCycle, Dutch Dreams, 918 Bathurst, Toronto Reference Library and Gallery Petite (New York City). I/O Movement has also choreographed/performed in music videos for New Fries (direction Maryanne Casasanta), The Weather Station (direction Colin Medley), Ian Daniel Kehoe (direction Colin Medley) and released their first short film Baseline in collaboration with Keaton TF Evans (Official Selection Berlin Indie Doc Festival). Through I/O Movement, Lauren has facilitated her own dance residency titled This is Our Place. This is a residency for dance artists to investigate their practice and present work within unique spaces. In November of 2017, This is Our Place was facilitated within an empty house between owners. In October of 2018, This is Our Place was fostered by The Bentway's Community Incubation program inviting 5 artists for a full week to examine public art culminating with a traversing site-responsive performance. Lauren hopes to pursue more opportunities to foster work of her own and of the community.
At City Dance Corps we are working on a remount of stage work Shell Power. Shell Power will be presented in a group show this March.
Works by Jamee Valin + I/O Movement + WAREHAUS Dance Collective
Scotia Bank Studio Theatre 6 Noble Street Toronto, ON
March 15 2pm + 8pm
March 16 8pm
Shell Power features Micha Baltman, Allie Higgins and Sarah Koekkoek
With original score by Nicolas Field and text by Alie Lavoie