Discover Dance continues its partnership with Nova Dance, opening its doors to the community and schools by co-presentingDiscover Dance, a free, all-ages, lunch hour discussion series where you will be introduced to some of Toronto’s incredible dance artists.
Do you feel as though you need a personal translator to make sense of what’s going on when watching dance? Gain insights from dancers, choreographers, dance historians, and other experts to help demystify the art form’s practices today.
Conveniently presented at both TO Live’s uptown and downtown creative hubs, bring your lunch and have the opportunity to share your thoughts, to hear stories and ask questions, and to discover how dance forms from near and far are being woven in Toronto’s cultural scene.
“Discover Dance is about making connections between artists and audiences, between dance and our city,” says Nova Bhattacharya.
Upcoming discussions & demonstrations –
Discover Dance – Hanna Kiel
From Seoul, South Korea, Hanna Kiel has presented her work across Canada and collaborated with Yoko Ono as a dancer and choreographer at Vancouver’s Centre A.
Hanna is the artistic director of Human Body Expression and is one of the founders of “The Garage” dance development and exchange collective group.
Tuesday, March 19, 12PM – 1PM – Toronto Centre for the Arts
Wednesday, March 20, 12PM – 1PM – Sony Centre for the Performing
Discover Dance – Nivedha Ramalingam
Award-winning Bharathanatyam dancer and founder of the Bharathalaya Dance Academy, Nivedha Ramalingam is an emerging talent who is burning up stages at home and abroad. She’ll share classical repertoire, a glimpse of work she’s doing with Nova Dance and stories of her still fresh life in dance.
Tuesday, April 16, 12PM – 1PM – Toronto Centre for the Arts
Wednesday, April 17, 12PM – 1PM – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Discover Dance – Yvonne Ng
Born and raised in Singapore, of Peranakan descent, Yvonne Ng is the founder, choreographer, presenter, arts educator and artistic director of Princess Productions. She’ll share glimpses of her solo works and stories about taking Canadian dance all over the world.
Tuesday, May 28, 12PM – 1PM – Toronto Centre for the Arts
Wednesday, May 29, 12PM – 1PM – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Discover Dance continues Sept – Dec 2019. Artists TBD.
Discover Dance is generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council.