CITADEL DANCE MIX 2019 

CITADEL DANCE MIX 2019

November 27-30, December 4-7, 2019

Choreographers: Nova Bhattacharya, Syreeta Hector, Christianne Ullmark

Presented by Citadel + Compagnie through Bright Nights

This second seasonal triple bill features some of Toronto’s most dynamic and daring choreographers. 

Red & Yellow
Choreographer: Nova Bhattacharya

Michael Caldwell
Luke Garwood
Daniel Gomez
Sahara Morimoto
Kaitlin Standeven
Understudy: Rachana Joshi  

Lighting designer: Simon Rossiter
Score: Santosh Naidu & Ian DeSouza

Bhattacharya’s Red & Yellow is a meditation on finding solitude inside the multitudes. Originally created for Dancemakers in 2011, Citadel + Compagnie is thrilled to be remounting this visually stunning quintet that is a poetic, metaphoric and humane expression of body and spirit.

Black Ballerina
Choreographer and performer: Syreeta Hector

Movement Dramaturg: Seika Boye
Rehearsal Director: Rosemary James
Music: Gregory Reid, Xnra Music
Set designer: Wesley McKenzie

Based on Hector’s relationship to race, and her experiences in classical ballet, Black Ballerina is a powerful exploration of the nuances within one’s identity, and the unconscious ways that we all try to fit in. Performed by Hector, Black Ballerina brings an unbridled energy to this triple bill.

close encounters in the fifth dimension
World premiere
Choreographer: Christianne Ullmark 

Dancers:  
Amanda Davis
Erin Poole
Margarita Soria

Sound Designer: Johnny Spence 
Costume Designer: Valerie Calam 
Outside Eye: Alana Elmer 

close encounters in the fifth dimension explores themes of a post-human existence in a world of cybernetic communication. Working alone and also together, the performers attempt various forms of communication that are perhaps beyond human understanding. Moving becomes listening and listening becomes a way of speaking. Opposing narratives of organic matter, technology and time travel, come together to untangle and re-purpose the body, sound and other, in an effort to ascend to a higher dimension.

Banner photo by Jason Tse 

Nova Bhattacharya / Photo by Dahlia Katz

Syreeta Hector / Photo by Francesca Chudnoff

Christianne Ullmark / Photo by Francesca Chudnoff