Coming to Toronto Fringe 2009: HeartSurge

From Press Release

Artists’ Play Dance Theatre is back at the FRINGE with HeartSurge

What happens when, in the beat of a heart, the inner rhythms that drive us change?

A joyful Viennese waltz is interrupted by a heart murmur. Three dancers morph into a sinewy pulsating heart, magnifying the physical representation of heart surgery. Through powerful elevated duets, heartfelt struggle becomes a mutual push to recovery.

Based on a true story, Alan Page shared his experience of emotions, physical being and factual, medical information associated with his own heart surgery. The first incarnation of HeartSurge was shown at fFida 2006 and now incorporates dance theatre, while intertwining social waltz with contemporary dance.

Elizabeth Dawn Snell’s choreography brings passion and empathy to the piece, and as her second year at the Fringe, she brings a fresh, new experience to the stage. Fringe 2008, the Toronto Star’s Susan Walker said, “Snell can dance,” and she can—catch her in a short preview of Love & Life alongside the performance of HeartSurge.

“Through the metaphor of lyrical, emotional movement… the piece made a strong impact…”

Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail

~Artists’ Play Dance Theatre presents HeartSurge at the 2009 Toronto Fringe~ Choreography by: Elizabeth Dawn Snell

Original Music by: Jason Vanstone and Al Bee

Dancers/Collaborators: Tanya Crowder, Tyler Evan Webb, Sarah McQueston,

Jason Vanstone, and Elizabeth Dawn Snell

LOCATION: The George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place

(East of St. George, south of Bloor)



Wednesday July 1st: 10:30 pm

Saturday July 4th: 7:30 pm

Sunday July 5th: 12:00 pm

Tuesday July 7th: 9:00 pm
Thursday July 9th: 11:00 pm

Friday July 10th: 2:15 pm

Saturday July 11th: 5:15 pm


Fringe hotline: 416 966 1062 /