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Night/Shift 2020

September 30 – October 9, 2020

Night Shift is an exciting annual series produced by Citadel + Compagnie and co-presented with Fall for Dance North, celebrating the many dance forms explored and practiced by Toronto movement makers.

Co-presented with Fall For Dance North

Night Shift is Citadel + Compagnie’s premiere livestreamed dance event, featuring six unique and boundary-pushing works broadcast live from The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. The series is curated by Nova Bhattacharya, Jon Drops Reid, and Santee Smith and directed by Oscar-nominated Barbara Willis Sweete.

From traditional Sinhalese dance to street dance, bharatnatyam to western contemporary, the showcase offers a snapshot of the Toronto dance landscape, and is an innovative take on presenting dance during these uncertain, pandemic times.

September 30 – October 2 & October 7 – 9, 2020. All shows are FREE and begin at 9PM EDT. Recording available until October 25, 2020.

2020 Program

Barbara Willis Sweete is an Oscar-nominated film industry veteran and Founding Partner of Rhombus Media, specialists in Performing Arts Films. Now with Artemis Pictures, Barbara produces and directs films and tv programs in all genres. Her work has been shown at major international film festivals and has received many top awards, including an Oscar nomination, four Emmys, three Grammy nominations and many Geminis, Genies and Canadian Screen Awards.rnrnBarbara has directed several notable dance films and has collaborated with such choreographers as  James Kudelka (Four Seasons, Firebird), Mark Morris (Falling Down Stairs, Dido and Aeneas), Lar Lubovich (Fandango), Doug Varone (The Planets), Mark Godden (The Tale of the Magic Flute), Santee Smith (I Lost My Talk) and  David Earle (Romeos and Juliets).rnrnOver the last decade, Barbara has directed more than 30 Live in HD Operas that were transmitted live from New York’s Metropolitan Opera to 2600 cinemas in 76 countries.

Headshot of Barbara Willis Sweete

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete
Director of Photography: Milan Podsedly
Camera Operators: Peter Battistone, Martin Brown
Jordan Calcafuoco
Livestream Broadcaster: Paul-John Elisha
Script Assistant: Juliette Coleman


Artist Introduction Director: Jeremy Mimnagh
Sound Consultant:
John Gzowski

Lighting Designer: Simon Rossiter
Lighting Design Assistant:
Andrew McCormack
Stage Manager: Helin Gungoren
Technical Director: Andrew McCormack

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