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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fall for Dance North Toronto Program

FALL FOR DANCE NORTH
Artistic Director: Ilter Ibrahimof

Inspired by the internationally acclaimed Fall for Dance  Festival™, created in 2004 by New York City Center a new event comes to Toronto….Fall for Dance North - September 29th to October 1st at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts.  
  
Like the original festival, Fall for Dance North’s audiences will revel in dynamic mixed programs where they will experience anything from contemporary ballet to flamenco and tap in a single evening.  See 11 acclaimed Canadian and international companies over two distinct programs, with cultural influences that reflect the energy and diversity of Toronto. 

Remarkably, for each performance, every seat in every section of the venue will cost just $10! 

PROGRAM 1 - September 29, 2015
Dance Company: The National Ballet of Canada
Country of origin: Canada
Repertoire: TBC
 

Dance Company: Nrtiyagam *Toronto Debut*
Country of origin: India
Repertoire: VIBHAKTA - a duet with Surupa Sen (artistic director, choreographer and soloist) and Bijayini Satpathy (soloist), accompanied by four live musicians.

Nrityagram is one of the most well-regarded and internationally renown classical Indian dance companies. From Nrityagram near Bangalore, the company brings new life to the most ancient Indian dance, Odissi.

Dance Company: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Country of origin: United States, New York City
Repertoire: TAKADEME, by Robert Battle

Ailey has a long history of being presented at the Sony Centre  and is very excited to be part of first ever Fall for Dance North in Toronto. It is the only company that will perform all three nights. The repertoire will change for the September 30 and October 1 performances.




PROGRAM 2
(September 30 & October 1) Dance Company: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Country of origin: United States (New York City)
Repertoire: AFTER THE RAIN PAS-DE-DEUX, by Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Choreography for his work on An American in Paris on Broadway. He is well known to Toronto audiences. The National Ballet of Canada co-produced his Alice with The Royal Ballet, as well as the upcoming The Winter's Tale. He made After the Rain for New York City Ballet in 2005. The duet is the most famous part of the ballet, and it was originally danced by Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto.

Artists: Peggy Baker ft. Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre.
*WORLD PREMIERE, FESTIVAL COMMISSION
Country of origin: Canada (Toronto)
Repertoire: Peggy and Sarah are collaborating on a new choreography to be performed by Peggy with a live music accompaniment by Sarah.

Dance Company: DanceBrazil
Country of origin: Brazil

DanceBrazil evolved from grass-roots workshops in 1977 and has since thrilled audiences with a unique fusion of Afro-Brazillian movement, contemporary dance and the traditional dance/martial arts form Capoeira.
Note: DanceBrazil will feature 10 dancers and three live musicians.
Dance Company: Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
Country of origin: Canada (Toronto)

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company captures the essence of flamenco balancing tradition and classicism with a modern, contemporary aesthetic.
Esmeralda will revive one of her most well received pieces with guest artist(s) from Spain. 

General Public Onsale starts on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT

To buy tickets: 
http://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/131106/2135017&camefrom=cfc_sony_centre_sonyweb_FFDN

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