Open Space

a week of installation performances at Dancemakers

Dancemakers centre for creation

9 Trinity Street

Toronto’s Distillery Historic District

3 pm to 8 pm

WE'RE DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY:

YOUR TICKET PASS WILL GET YOU INTO BOTH INSTALLATION PERFORMANCES. YOU CAN COME WHEN YOU WANT, BETWEEN 3 AND 8 PM, & TO GET A FULL EXPERIENCE, WE ADVISE THAT YOU DON'T COME TOO LATE IN THE DAY. YOUR TICKET PASS WILL ALLOW YOU TO COME BACK AGAIN & AGAIN...  

Purchase your ticket passes here

Lee Su-Feh’s Dance Machine

THEATRE STUDIO 313

Tues June 19 to Sat June 23 | 3 to 8:00 pm

With Brian Solomon, barak adé soleil, Supriya Nayak, Brandy Leary, & Alexa Mardon

“A playful, yet also meditative experience.”
— Festival TransAmériques (2017)

In her inaugural Residency year, we're showing the Toronto Première of Lee Su-Feh's Dance Machine, a kinetic sculpture that is transformable into multiple configurations. The public is invited to enter this family-friendly installation and share tasks, play, and work with the artists who act as hosts and facilitators.  An embodied experience that has the potential to inspire deep rest as well as mindful play, the Dance Machine is simply a beautiful dynamic object to witness from multiple perspectives. Dance Machine premiered at Festival TransAmériques in 2017, and it is now being shown across Canada.

Antony Hamilton’s SECRET GARDEN, A WORK IN PROGRESS

BAKER STUDIO 314

Thurs June 21 to Sat June 23 | 3 to 8 pm

With Antony Hamilton & John Dickson

“There are moments when you query whether it is man or machine that you are witnessing.”
— Australian Stage (2017)

A new work from Antony Hamilton who is in his final Residency Year at Dancemakers. His first two years saw him develop Natural Orders which we showed as a Work in Progress in June 2016, with Antony bringing it to completion in June 2017, to audience and critical acclaim.  

 

OPEN SPACE TICKET PASSEs

Open Space is for all ages, with a range of affordable family-friendly ticket passes. 

The Foursies Pass, for up to 4 people: pay $35, $45 or $55 

The Twosies Pass, for 2 people: pay $20, $30 or $40

The Onesies Pass, for 1 person: pay $15, $25 or $35

Purchase your ticket passes here

On line Ticket Passes are for sale until 12 Noon each performance day (June 19 to 23). No service charges! In person sales available at the Box Office - open at 2:15 pm each day. 

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VISIT the dance current LOUNGE & BAR

ERNEST BALMER STUDIO 315

 20 years of bringing you Canada's dance conversations &  provocations

20 years of bringing you Canada's dance conversations &  provocations

 Refreshments will be served in The Lounge as of 3 pm each performance day, with the Bar open from 6 pm to 11 pm on June 21, 22 and 23.

 

ABOUT LEE SU-FEH

Lee Su-Feh is Dancemakers’ 2017-2020 Resident Artist. Credits include Children’s Theatre with Janet Pillai, traditional Malay and contemporary dance with Marion D’Cruz in Malaysia, contemporary dance with Lari Leong in Paris, contact improvisation with Peter Bingham in Vancouver; and many years of Chinese martial arts. Before arriving in Vancouver in 1988, she lived in Paris, London, Indonesia and Malaysia. In 1998, Su-Feh won the Prix de Jeune Auteur of the Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Seine-St. Denis for her work Gecko Eats Fly. In theatre, she has worked as a choreographer with directors such as Marc Diamond, Donna Spencer and most recently DD Kugler and Steven Hill. She has been nominated twice for a Jessie Award. In 2012, her solo work The Whole Beast won the BOH Cameronian Award for Outstanding Choreography in Malaysia. In 2013 and 2014, she was awarded the Isadora Award and the Lola Award respectively, by the Dance Centre in Vancouver, in recognition of her contribution to the dance milieu through her work as choreographer, dancer, teacher, dramaturge and all-around shit disturber. In 1995, she co-founded battery opera performance with David McIntosh with whom she has been collaborating ever since she met him in Kota Baru in 1985.

About Antony Hamilton

Antony Hamilton is Dancemakers’ 2015-2018 Resident Artist. A Melbourne, Australian-based choreographer, his multi-award winning performances involve a sophisticated melding of movement, sound and visual design. Antony’s last Toronto works were in 2017 when he developed Natural Orders for Dancemakers, and showed MEETING at Canadian Stage Company which garnered him a 2017 Dora nod for Outstanding Production. His major commissions include Crazy Times (Sydney Dance Company, 2017), Sentinel (Skanes Dansteater, 2016), Keep Everything (Chunky Move 2012), RGB (ADT 2010), Black Project 3 (Lyon Opera Ballet, 2010) and I Like This (co-directed by Byron Perry for Chunky Move 2008). Antony was inaugural recipient of the Russell Page Fellowship in 2004, the Tanja Liedtke Fellowship in 2009, the Australia Council for the Arts Creative Australia Fellowship in 2012 and the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2014. In 2014 he was the guest dance curator at The National Gallery of Victoria and was Honorary Resident Director of Lucy Guerin Inc. in 2013. Antony has received three Helpmann Award nominations for Best Ballet or Dance Work, winning in 2013 for Black Project 1 & 2. He has also received numerous Green Room Awards including two each for Black Project 1 & 2 (2012) and MEETING (2016).