Alice Irene has a compelling story of injury, clarity of vision and strength. It’s a story I can personally relate to, and for that reason, and many others, I think it’s best to just hear it in her own words. Then go see Alice Irene’s company Ink on Paper in The Canary Wallpaper, final 4 shows in the Toronto Fringe Festival starting July 11th. Continue reading Alice Irene’s The Canary Wallpaper: 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival Dance Preview
With four shows left of The Gravity Hour at the Toronto Fringe Festival, here’s a little bit about the project director, choreographer and dancer Kiri Figueiredo as added incentive to check it out. Continue reading A quick Q and A with Kiri Figueiredo: 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival Dance Preview
For the past 8 months choreographers Rebecca Reinhart and Lukas Press have been focused solely on the creation of NUMBERS, their contribution through Kokus to the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival Dance Initiative. Continue reading Lukas Press and Kokus with NUMBERS: 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival Dance Preview
Limitless Productions return to the Toronto Fringe Festival with another show – Sex, Bollywood and Other Lies — that provokes the edges of South Asian and contemporary dance. Here’s a six-question Q and A with co-choreographers Ashima Suri and Imran Mohammed and the company. Continue reading Limitless Productions’ Sex, Bollywood and Other Lies: 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival Dance Preview
Olga Barrios and Remembering the Farewells at the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival is a must-see as far as I’m concerned. I met Olga at the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival in 2010 and although I only saw part of her work in technical rehearsal (we were sharing a program) it was clear to me from that and her loveliness backstage, that she is a striking artist. Continue reading Olga Barrios remembers: 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival Dance Preview
Aerial Allusions is another international dance show at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festiva, traveling to us from San Francisco, via Ottawa and New York, with traces of creator Azana Pilar’s many travels around the world.
Continue reading Azana Pilar’s Aerial Allusions: 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival Dance Preview
Roland and Victoria are a true partnership: choreographic, performative and in life. They have followed and led each other across the globe with their love and careers, and with the show they bring to the Toronto Fringe – The Ballad of Herbie Cox – they are willing to reveal some dark family secrets which have unraveled over the course of their romantic and dancing partnership.
Continue reading Roland Cox and Victoria Chiu: 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival Dance Preview
Hello — It’s Lucy Rupert again. I’m back with a series of preview/interviews with creators of Toronto Fringe Festival dance shows. I’m a local dancer/choreographer and Artistic Director of Blue Ceiling dance, with a sideline in interviewing dance artists and creators for DanceWorks, Mooneyontheatre.com and my own blog blueceilingdancer. Enjoy! There are some amazing sneak-peeks at the inner workings of these upcoming dance shows. First up: Frank Manzo of Manzo Entertainment.
Continue reading Frank Manzo’s Dansical: 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival Dance show preview