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Dec. 5: Citadel Dance Mix 2019 talkback hosted by Danielle Baskerville

November 14, 2019 Black and white headshot of Danielle Baskerville by the water Photo by Andrew Burashko

We are thrilled to announce that Danielle Baskerville will be hosting an audience talk back for the Citadel Dance Mix 2019 show on Thursday, December 5. Join us!

Danielle Baskerville works with many of the country’s leading dance creators and is Artistic Associate of The Dietrich Group. Recently she has performed in a site-specific opera in Burgundy, France and hosted Canada’s first-ever Trisha Brown Dance Company Intensive. Upcoming independent projects include co-producing The Miserere Project, investigating choreographic legacies in New York, London and Germany and performing a solo work by Jonathan Osborne for the Sasha Waltz Company Showcase. Along with performing, producing and teaching dance, she is a contributor to The Dance Current and is an Executive Board Member of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists-Ontario.

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 

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 

This project has been made possible (in part) by the Government of Canada.