DABDA – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

From press release:


Do you remember what it felt like to be a teenager, struggling to define yourself in the face of a world you can’t control? How much would you sacrifice to feel free? Alvinhayle presents DABDA, an original coming-of-age story of seven affluent teenagers in the 1940’s and their journey to find themselves through acts of rebellion, self-liberation and freedom of expression. Combining contemporary dance, fashion and indie music, DABDA is a heartfelt story you do not want to miss. Created by Alvin Collantes & Hayley Paone in collaboration with the ensemble, DABDA plays at Factory Theatre Mainspace as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival July 5-14, 2013. Tickets are available beginning June 17 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.

DABDA invites you to join these young people on an evening they will never forget. The seven friends escape a posh family Fourth of July ball – and a promise to keep an eye on a little sister – to attend an impromptu underground beach soiree, strictly for teenagers only. The night that follows is filled with innocence and temptation, inhibitions, independence, and love. Ira and her friends push their limits in hopes of discovering freedom. But the plot thickens as they begin to understand the consequences of their actions the morning after Independence Day, and find out there is more to learn about growing up than just being free…

DABDA is a multi-disciplinary, multimedia storytelling experience in dance form. DABDA’s dramaturgical composition fearlessly employs the language of human gesture and physical expression within contemporary dance movement to tell a wholly-articulated story. The human relationship, conflicts, and emotions of the story are fully realized by this young company using only the dancers’ bodies as medium to interact and communicate with each other, and the audience.

The DABDA ensemble features performances by vibrant up-and-coming talents Sydney McManusKelly ShawTaveeta SzymanowiczTamerra HerresAmanda DonatoAndrea GaliziaThomas Colford,Christopher DuarteAndrew DragertDarian Mark, and Zac Rivest.

Project DABDA is a creative partnership between Alvin Collantes (Top 40 Finalist for seasons 3 & 4 of CTV’sSo You Think You Can Dance Canada) and Hayley Paone (Artistic Director of iNhayle Dance Company). Exploring new avenues in choreography and composition, Paone and Collantes have performed various collaborations since 2009, including Toronto’s Original Choreographer’s Ball. In 2013, they founded Project DABDA, a creative collaboration lab offering dance artists the opportunity to work with local artists of other mediums.

Show information for DABDA:

Venue: Factory Theatre Mainspace at 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto (Bathurst at Adelaide)
Performances: Fri July 5 – 10:30pm
Sat July 6 – 9:15pm
Sun July 7 – 8:45pm
Tue July 9 – 1:15pm
Wed July 10 – 12:00pm
Fri July 12 – 11:00pm
Sun July 14 – 3:30pm
Please note there is absolutely no latecomer seating.
Tickets: $10 at the door (cash only) or $11 in advance ($9 + $2 SC, Visa or MasterCard)
beginning June 17 via www.fringetoronto.com or 416-966-1062 ext. 1

Photo by Alvin Collantes

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