Five for Twenty-Five (Or Less)
Strap, lace-up, velcro or slip-on, we’ve all got out own version of dancing shoes. Our affordable theatre selection for this week pulls together some pretty swell dance events, because movement is just as communicative as text. Don’t believe me? Check these out!
60×60 Dance Toronto Tova Kardonne and Vox Novus present 60 dance works by 60 composer/choreographer pairs, each 60 seconds long, performed continuously in a one-hour performance. Mar 10 at 8 pm. $20. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina. 60x60dancetoronto2013.eventbrite.ca.
A Date With Dance DanceWorks presents a performance and talk by Nova Bhattacharya about the roots of bharatanatyam and how it informs her contemporary work. Mar 6 at 7 pm. $25. Gladstone Hotel, Gallery, 1214 Queen W. 416-204-1082, danceworks.ca.
Choreographic Works Ryerson Theatre School presents new works choreographed and performed by students. Opens Mar 7 and runs to Mar 14. $18, stu/srs $14. Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard E. 416-979-5118, ryersontheatre.ca.
Everyday Anthems Toronto Dance Theatre and Harbourfront World Stage present a dance work that explores anthems as metaphors with text from Brendan Gall and choreography by Heidi Strauss. Opens Mar 6 and runs to Mar 9. $15-$40. Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com.
Odyssey: The Musical by Khamsina (Victoria College Drama Society). Homer’s epic tale is combined with contemporary music, lyrical dance and choral work. Mar 7-9. $12, stu/srs $10. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles W. 416-978-8849, uofttix.ca.