Five for Twenty (Or Less)
It’s warm out, and it’s time to dance. I know it, you know it, and Toronto knows it – this city offers a multitude of dance performances, from indie dance troupes to bigger productions, most of which seem to range from free to cheap. Never seen a dance production before? Not sure dance is for you? This week I’ve culled a few that sound both exploratory and accessible. Try something new! Already love dance? You’re in the right place. Read on!
Insignia Red Sky Performance presents a dance/theatre piece about sign talkers and language without speech choreographed by Roger Sinha. Jun 18 at 8 pm. $15. Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester. 416-585-9969, redskyperformance.com.
L’Allegro Movement Project Luminato Festival, Mark Morris Dance Group and Dancing with Parkinson’s present a collaboration between the dance company, elementary school students and people with the disease to celebrate the expressive possibilities of movement through dance and music. Jun 19 at 7 pm. Free. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E. 416-368-4849, luminatofestival.com.
Never-Nudes: An Arrested Development Burlesque (Scarlett LaFlamme). Burlesque inspired by the TV show with Ab Horrence, Paralee Pearl, LaFlamme, host Dick Dastardly and others. Jun 22 at 10 pm. $10-$15. Club 120, 120 Church. nevernudes.eventbrite.com.
The Honouring Kaha:wi Dance Theatre presents choreographer Santee Smith’s multidisciplinary performance about the perspective of First Nations warriors of the War of 1812, as part of the Indigenous Arts Festival. Jun 20-22. Free. Fort York, 100 Garrison. kahawidance.org.
The Space Between Us Tziporah Productions presents a fusion of dance, theatre and spoken word to explore our astronomical origins and the human need to connect. Previews Jun 19. Opens Jun 20 and runs to Jun 22. $20-$25, stu/srs $15-$20, preview pwyc. Dancemakers Centre for Creation, 9 Trinity, studio 313. tziporahproductions.ca.