Citadel Online is a 10-week online performing arts series that looks back at some of the wonderful works that have taken place at The Citadel over the years, highlighting both previously presented Bright Nights artists and Citadel + Compagnie repertoire.
Every Tuesday at 2PM between April 28 and July 7, a new work will be released and remain available for viewing for the duration of one week.
This series has been developed as a response to our current state of isolation due to the global pandemic, and the footage shared is archival. Nothing can replace the power of live performance. It is its ‘liveness’ that defines it. Live performance is what we do, how we engage and how we communicate. It allows for a visceral experience; a human experience; it allows for empathy.
But in this time of social distancing, when theatres are dark, we are all apart and we are turning to our screens for connection, we hope that this series may serve as a reminder of the grace, beauty and humanity that dance can uniquely offer.
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Citadel Online Series Lineup
April 28, 2020 – May 5, 2020
Taking Breath by Naishi Wang
May 5, 2020 – May 12, 2020
FUNNY/FUNERAL by Sabina Perry
May 12, 2020 – May 19, 2020
Les Paradis Perdus / Remix by Laurence Lemieux
May 19, 2020 – May 26, 2020
unmoored choreography/direction by Sarah Chase, text/performance by Peggy Baker
May 26, 2020 – June 1, 2020
Malcolm by James Kudelka
June 9, 2020 – June 16, 2020
As she shall obtain such command of her mass vein passageways by Allison Cummings
June 16, 2020 – June 23, 2020
Just Words by Serge Bennathan
June 23, 2020 – June 30, 2020
There she was by Jane Alison McKinney
June 30, 2020 – July 7, 2020
Serpent People by Penny Couchie
July 7, 2020 – July 14, 2020
baseline by Heidi Strauss
Citadel Online Donation Campaign
We have been truly humbled by the support of our patrons since the onset of the pandemic, as many have generously donated the value of their cancelled tickets towards Citadel + Compagnie.
Artists are accustomed to working in precarity however the current situation has left even the most established artists uncertain as to what the future holds.
In the weeks to come, as you enjoy the work of the exceptional artists shared here, please consider making a donation to our Citadel Online Fundraising Campaign. The cost of a ticket at The Citadel is $20, and even this small amount could make a difference in the day to day lives of the artists you admire.
75% of funds raised will go directly to the artists presented, with the remaining 25% going towards Citadel + Compagnie so that we may continue to work to provide essential creation and presentation opportunities within the Toronto dance community.
For Citadel + Compagnie works, funds will be dispersed among the entire creative team, including performers and designers.
We understand that at this time every dollar counts. If you are able to help and would prefer your full donation amount go directly to any of the artists shared here, please contact Kaitlin at email@example.com to make arrangements.
Help us Raise Funds for Our Artists
What is Citadel Online?
Citadel Online is a 10-week online performing arts series that looks back at some of the wonderful works that have taken place at The Citadel over the of years.
New performances will be shared every Tuesday at 2PM and will be available for one week after the event goes live.
Because every day is a matinee!
As we collectively learn what it is to experience Zoom fatigue, we have decided to release performances at 2PM as a way to encourage viewers to take a break in their day and enjoy the beauty of dance.
But don’t worry, performances remain available for an entire week. Watch when the timing’s right, or return for multiple viewings.
What is the Series Lineup?
April 28, 2020 – Taking Breath
Concept/Choreography and Performance: Naishi Wang
Outside Eye: Paul-André Fortier and Ginelle Chagnon
Dramaturgy: Ivy Wang and Francoise Hüsges
Lighting Design: Ivy Wang
May 5, 2020 – FUNNY/FUNERAL
Choreography/Costume/Text/Stage: Sabina Perry
Performer: Sabina Perry
Lighting: Gabriel Cropley/Sabina Perry
Original Composition/Soundscape: A Glacier
May 12, 2020 – Les Paradis Perdus / Remix
Presented by Citadel + Compagnie
Choreography: Laurence Lemieux
Performers: Christopher Butterfield, Luke Garwood, Erin Poole
Original Composition: Christopher Butterfield
Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter
Costume Design: Jane Townsend
Barkeep: Andrew McCormack
May 19, 2020 – unmoored
Choreography/Direction: Sarah Chase
Text/Performance: Peggy Baker
Sound Design: Debashis Sinha
Arabic Vocalist: Maryem Hassan Tollar
Lighting Design: Marc Parent
May 26, 2020 – Malcolm (Citadel + Compagnie)
Choreography: James Kudelka (in collaboration with Bill Coleman and Malcolm)
Original Composition & Pianist: Dustin Peters
Puppet-maker: Nell Coleman
Lighting Design & Scenography: Simon Rossiter
Costume Design: HOAX Couture
June 9, 2020 – As she shall obtain such command of her mass vein passageways
Choreographer: Allison Cummings
Performer: Kaitlin Standeven
Sound and Costume Design: Valerie Calam / Company Vice Versa
Set Design: Allison Cummings
Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter
June 16, 2020 – Just Words
Text and choreography: Serge Bennathan
Performers: Karissa Barry, Hilary Maxwell, Serge Bennathan
Composer: Bertrand Chénier
Lighting designer: James Proudfoot
June 23, 2020 – There she was
Choreographer/Performer: Jane Alison McKinney
Lighting Design: Noah Feaver
June 30, 2020 – Serpent People
Co-Artistic Director / Community Engaged Choreographer: Penny Couchie
Performers: North Bay, Nipissing First Nation and Toronto artists /community and artists of Aanmitaagzi
Community Engaged Designer: Megan Paulin
July 7, 2020 – baseline
Choreographed, written and performed by: Heidi Strauss
Sound and projection design: Jeremy Mimnagh
Lighting design: Kaitlin Hickey
Dramaturgy & collaboration: Susanna Fournier & Erin Brubacher
Outside Eye: Ginelle Chagnon
How Can You Support?
As you enjoy the work of the exceptional artists shared here, please consider making a donation to our Citadel Online Fundraising Campaign. We suggest $20, the price of admission at a live performance, but no amount is too small.
If you cannot make a donation, please share this page or the artist page specifically.