Universal Horrors – Toronto Fringe 2017 Press Release

Universal HorrorsFrom press release: 

Horror films and classic movie monsters are the inspiration for Universal Horrors, the new show from award-winning indie dance company Broken Rhythms.

Victoria’s most innovative Dance Company, Broken Rhythms, is touring to Toronto Fringe with an original, multimedia production Universal Horrors.After watching the 1925 gothic and melodramatic silent picture Phantom of the Opera Executive and Artistic Director Dyana Sonik-Henderson was hooked and became obsessed with old monster pictures and begun to experiment with how to transform these iconic movie moments and stories into dance.

The result is several short works that bring the classic horror movie genre of the 1930s, 40s, 50s back to the stage and in 3D. Utilizing the company’s innovative rhythmic contemporary style, cult classics such as Dracula,Wolfman and Creature from the Black Lagoon all make an appearance in a show that will both surprise and seduce, and is certain to send shivers down your spine.


  • Universal Horrors plays at the Randolph Theatre. (736 Bathurst St.)
  • Tickets are $12. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Fringe Club at Scadding Court, and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible through a secondary route. We recommend checking in with the venue box office at least 20 minutes before showtime.


  • Friday July 7th, 01:45 pm
  • Sunday July 9th, 10:30 pm
  • Tuesday July 11th, 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday July 12th, 01:45 pm
  • Thursday July 13th, 05:15 pm
  • Friday July 14th, 07:30 pm
  • Sunday July 16th, 03:30 pm

Photo Credit: Dyana Sonik-Henderson.