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January 17-20, 2024
8PM @ The Citadel
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World Premiere

The presentation of Bear is made possible (in part) by the Government of Canada.

Citadel LIVE presents

Choreographed and Performed by Allison Cummings

is a meditative journey through the dreams, ideas, people and pathways that make up a life. The piece connects what one individual offers, to what they receive amidst the chaotic unpredictability of life while existing in a timed system of precise universal patterns and cycles. And finally, from its beginning origin, it’s a confrontation of motherhood from the very real personal perspective that I may leave my child motherless before he is grown.

Approximate run time is 50 minutes.

Meet the Artists

Photo of Allison Cummings Photo by Lyon Smith

Allison Cummings

Choreographer and Performer

Allison Cummings is a performer/choreographer/art maker, who produces her artistic work under the umbrella name Sore for Punching You. She is based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been presented at multiple venues and festivals across Canada since 1996. Internationally her work has been presented in Accra, Ghana, and Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

She has self-produced 5 multidisciplinary full length works, Quiver ‘02, Clutch ‘06, Devouring Lions ‘09, Final Savage Land ‘13 and Exhale ‘18 at various venues in Toronto. She has been commissioned for works by STDT (Dance Arts Institute), TDT, and multiple solo performers in Canada.

She is the recipient of multiple arts grants and awards including but not limited to: The John D. and Susan P. Diekman Fellowship – California – 2012, Recipient of The Toronto Emerging Artist Award in Dance – 2000, K.M Hunter Award Shortlisted – 2006 and 2008.

She has recently been appointed Artistic Director of Moonhorse Dance Theatre, an organization that focuses on presenting opportunities for established dance artists over the age of 45.

Show Credits

Choreographer and Performer: Allison Cummings
Design: Valerie Calam
Sound Design: Valerie Calam
Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter
Outside Eye: Vivine Scarlett

Artist Notes

This work has been in process off and on since 2019. It has been gifted creative residencies at the late Hub14, Peggy Baker Dance Projects Space Residency at NBS, TDT Space Residency, and the Arts Orillia Dance and Design Residency. This work is made for Danny Wild and Porter Cummings.

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