FOUR OLD LEGS: THE FILM
Help us move from stage to screen
Four Old Legs: The Film adapts James Kudelka’s original adored stage production, featuring iconic Canadian ballerina Evelyn Hart and Moldovan-Canadian dancer Zhenya Cerneacov, to the screen. Described by the Globe and Mail as “a profoundly moving duet” the work celebrates time, memory and experience, and is performed to a playlist from Chopin to Judy Garland to Talking Heads. Four Old Legs: The Film will be directed by Oscar-nominated Barbara Willis Sweete and captured at the historic Betty Oliphant Theatre.
Citadel + Compagnie has secured $50,000 towards the development of Four Old Legs: The Film and is seeking an additional $250,000 to bring the project to life. Funds raised above and beyond the total goal of $300,000 will go towards the James Kudelka Living Dance Fund, developed to support a larger legacy project that employs digital solutions to pay tribute to the extensive artistic contributions Kudelka has made to dance in Canada.
Support Citadel LIVE
Citadel LIVE is Citadel + Compagnie’s new feature livestream series. Launched in 2020/21, the series rises above the limitations imposed by the pandemic to allow live dance performance to shine in the digital space. Directed by Oscar-nominated Barbara Willis Sweete – former livestream director at New York’s Metropolitan Opera – the series employs experts in the field of performing arts filmmaking to bring the ephemeral nature of dance to audiences through the screen.
Citadel + Compagnie is proud to be finding innovative ways to continue to support artists and bring art to audiences in these uncertain, pandemic times. Citadel LIVE embraces the necessity for change and commits to the development of online presentation models that elevate the performing arts.
Invest in the future. Support Citadel LIVE by making a donation today!
Support Citadel + Compagnie
Citadel + Compagnie is an award-winning Toronto-based professional dance organization that creates, produces and presents works on local, national and international scales from its home The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Through its creation, curation and cultivation of contemporary dance, C+C’s mission is to make a significant and lasting contribution to dance in Canada.
C+C’s repertoire is eclectic, daring and technically sophisticated. A visually rich, emotionally arresting tapestry nourished by talented choreographers and gifted artists and collaborators from many disciplines. Through remount initiatives, the company also dedicates itself to the preservation of important Canadian dance work and makes iconic repertoire available to a new generation of dancers and audiences, including the work of renowned choreographer James Kudelka.
For more information on how to make a donation and bring new and exciting dance works to life, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance
Help us maintain The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance
Since 2007, C+C has renovated, revamped and transformed The Citadel, a former Salvation Army Citadel in Regent Park, into a place where artists rehearse, create and perform and where the community learns, explores and shares. Most recently, C+C completed the addition of The Lindy Green Wing, a much-anticipated safe and peaceful dressing room adjacent to the theatre.
The Citadel is an integral part of its local community and is host to multiple outreach initiatives including The Citadel Dance Program, delivering free dance education to local children and youth, and community partner Toronto Council Fire’s Indigenous dance program First Fire.
Your thoughtful gift in any amount helps us strengthen and deepen our impact here on our doorstep in Regent Park, across Canada and beyond.
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Citadel + Compagnie wishes to express its deep gratitude towards the following supporters whose significant lifetime giving of over $100,000 has helped us create not only The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance but has also helped with our operations, productions and tours. Thank you!
Gretchen & Donald Ross
David & Torunn Banks
The Delaney Family Foundation
The Lindy Green Family Charitable Foundation
Janice Lewis & Mitchel Cohen
Jerry & Joan Lozinski
Jim & Sandra Pitblado
Robin Vaile Robinson
2020 – 2021 SEASON SUPPORTERS
Night Shift 2020
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council
Government of Canada
Government of Ontario
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund**
Woodbridge Investments Corporation
Community One Foundation
The Delaney Family Foundation
Hal Jackman Foundation
Bill Morneau & Nancy McCain Foundation**
Canada’s National Ballet School
$25,000 and above
Jerry & Joan Lozinski*
Jim & Sandra Pitblado*
$10,000 to $24,999
Susan E. Hunter
Robin Vaile Robinson*
$5,000 to $9,999
$500 to $4,999
Trevor & Lynly Bailie* (In honour of James Kudelka)
Lisa Richter Davey*
Terry Gardiner (In honour of Heather Janack)
Barbara & Kit Moore*
$10 to $499
Peggy Baker (In memory of Dan Wild)
Judith C. Cole*
Petrija Dos Santos (In honour of Camille Rojas)
Suzanne M Jaeger
Peter Kelly (In memory of Paul Kelly)
Fides Krucker (In memory of Ed Krucker)
A + M Marcovitz
Kenny Pearl (In honour of Patricia Beatty)
Erin Poole (In honour of Michael Bell)
Walburga Maria Richter
Jim Scott & Jim Robertson
Vicky St. Denys
Mary Ann West
*Supporter of James Kudelka Living Dance Fund
**Donation directly supports C+C’s Citadel Dance Program, providing free dance education in ballet and tap to children and youth living in Regent Park.
This list has been updated as of July 15, 2021. We apologize in advance for any omissions.