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Photo by Francesca Chudnoff


June 15–18, 2022
8pm @ The Citadel
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World Premiere

Bright Nights Presents

Choreographed by Emma Kerson

Life pushes us together and pulls us apart; we are constantly living in a state of change, however subtle. Hanging in the balance of me versus we, themselves weaves amongst four people in search of place and connection, and asks if we can ever fully know someone else, let alone ourselves. Building a world of redefined relationships, themselves questions our willingness and ability to be permeable.

Approximate run time is 60 minutes.

Post-show talkback: June 16

COVID-19 Policy Update

Citadel + Compagnie will be taking a cautious approach throughout the remainder of the 2021/22 season as the Government of Ontario eases public health restrictions, and the province makes its way through the sixth wave. Throughout this transition all patrons will continue to be required to provide proof of vaccination and wear an appropriate face covering.

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Meet the Artists

Photo of Emma Kerson Photo by Drew Berry

Emma Kerson


Emma Kerson (she/her) is a dancer and choreographer drawn to making as a means to question assumptions. She has worked as a researching choreographer through opportunities with adelheid, Mocean Dance, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre, the National Ballet of Canada, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and Shawbrook Dance (Ireland).

Her work has been commissioned by Blue Ceiling Dance and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and she is currently developing a collaboration with Jane-Alison McKinney, hard wire. As a dancer she has worked with Julia Aplin, Patricia Beatty, Elizabeth Chitty, Jennifer Dallas, Robert Desrosiers, David Earle, Sylvain Émard, Michael Sean Marye, Sharon Moore, Peter Randazzo, Simon Renaud, and Lucy Rupert amongst others. In 2017 she co-produced and performed in Blue Valentine with works by Simon Renaud and Tedd Robinson. Emma grew up in Halifax, is a graduate of Dalhousie University, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and she recently completed her MA at the University of Toronto.

Show Credits

Choreography: Emma Kerson in collaboration with the performers

Performers: Rhonda Baker, Drew Berry, Molly Johnson, Sierra Chin Sawdy

Sound Design: Valerie Calam / Company Vice Versa, with original audio samples by Fantastic Realms

Lighting Design: Noah Feaver

Outside Eye: Susie Burpee

Stage Manager: Helin Gungoren

Special thanks to Daniel MacIvor and Jane-Alison McKinney.

themselves has been made possible through generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, adelheid, Mocean Dance, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre, Peggy Baker Dance Projects and Canada’s National Ballet School, The National Ballet of Canada’s CreativAction Programme, Lindy Green and Sam Chaiton, and Citadel + Compagnie.

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