Saturday, February 18, 2022

 

 
Hosts: Ted Fox and Andrya Duff
 
Montreal-Based Choreographer Lina Cruz, Founder of Fiia 13 Productions on her piece in the Toronto Dance Theatre Presentation of Four At The Winch Quebec featuring new works created on artists of Toronto Dance Theatre by four Montreal choreographers--Lina Cruz, Deborah Dunn, Estelle Clareton and Jean-Sebastien Lourdais. With Lina is TDT dancer Pulga Muchochoma who is in the pieces of Deborah Dunn and Estelle Clareton. Shows Feb 23-25 & March 1-3 2011 8pm, Feb 26 2pm pwyc at Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street.www.tdt.org
 
Katharine Harris, Communciations Director of Canada's National Ballet School (NBS), on the launch of their new websitewww.sharingdance.ca designed to encourage people across Canada (and around the world) to learn a "flashmob' dance routine, and  stage a performance of it. Through instructional dance videos on the site, dancers of all ages and experience can asssemble a dance troupe which gets its own troupe page.Performance videos shown on the site. Also has a section on teacher resources.   www.sharingdance.ca 
 
York University Department of Dance Professor Mary Jane Warner, Project Manager of York's innovative health initiative that sends students into the community to lead weekly dance activity classes for older adults at institutions in the GTA. With her are April Nakaima, Project Coordinator and Research Associate and 4th year dance major Rhea Bowman.  Program is supported by the Government of Ontario's Healthy Communities Fund. Focuses on the positive and preventative effects that dance can have for seniors. Features movement exercises that build strength, encourage flexibility, proper alignment and coordination, and cardiovascular conditioning.  www.yorku.ca/finearts (click on dance)