Choreographers: Allison Cummings, DA Hoskin/The Dietrich Group, Tori Mehaffey  

Nov. 21-24, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2018 at 8pm 
Nov. 29: post-show Artist Talkback, moderated by Michael Caldwell

Presented by C+C through Bright Nights

This inaugural seasonal triple bill features some of Toronto’s most daring and exciting dance creators, including C+C’s commission of Tori Mehaffey’s quartet.

As she  shall  obtain  such  command  of  her  mass  vein  passageways (World premiere)
Choreographer: Allison Cummings
Performer: Kaitlin Standeven
Sound and costume design: 
Valerie Calam / Company Vice Versa 
Lighting design: Simon Rossiter
Stage manager: Jennifer Lee

Imagine a woman with the ability to power her heart’s blood flow out, and in turn retrieve all her body’s blood back to the heart chambers. This dance is an unraveling and despairing duet between a dancer and the desire to control.

Choreographer: DA Hoskins /The Dietrich Group 
Performers: Danielle Baskerville, Brodie Stevenson, Sébastien Provencher 
Video artist: Nico Stagias 
Audio Composition: Omar David Rivero
Lighting Design: Angeline St. Amour
Stage Manager: Emilie Aubin

LADY BABY follows a woman – her myth, her sexuality, her stories – into the very clutches of any one notion of ‘identity’. Is her identity hers alone? Or is she simply an idea the audience has formed of her through images that resonate with iconic, yet unsettling familiarity? 

Avoidance commissioned by Bright Nights (World premiere)
Choreographer: Tori Mehaffey
Performers: Luke Garwood, Daniel Gomez, Connor Mitton, Kelly Shaw
Lighting designer: Simon Rossiter 
Costume design: Hoax Couture
Sound Design: Tori Mehaffey
Stage manager: Jennifer Lee

Personal events we have distanced ourselves from for fear of the responses embedded within them. Commissioned by Citadel + Compagnie for Bright Nights.

(Laurence) Lemieux has chosen the triple bill to reflect “daring and exciting” dance creators, and the results would seem to justify her description. – Paula Citron