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

  Dance Machine Photo: Yvonne Chew

Dance Machine Photo: Yvonne Chew

Lee Su-Feh’s Dance Machine


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 Lee Su-Feh's Dance Machine, a kinetic sculpture that can be transformed into multiple configurations by the actions and movement of the bodies within it. The public is invited to enter: share tasks, play, rest and converse with a small group of artists who act as hosts, guides and facilitators. An embodied experience that has the potential to inspire deep rest as well as mindful play, the Dance Machine can also simply, be a beautiful dynamic object to witness from multiple perspectives.

  Antony Hamilton Photo: Simon Obarzanek

Antony Hamilton Photo: Simon Obarzanek

Antony Hamilton’s New Work in Progress


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.  



Pay what you want | Come when you want | Come as often as

you want | Stay as long as you want| Come on your own or with friends

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

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

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

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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. 

VISIT the dance current LOUNGE & BAR


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

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

Drop in to the dance current Lounge & BAR while you're at the performances! Open each performance day from 2:30 pm onward.




Lee Su-Feh is Artistic Director of battery opera. How this happened involved: Childrens’ 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 with infuriatingly exacting teachers. Before coming to Vancouver in 1988, she lived in Paris, London, Indonesia and Malaysia. She speaks 6 languages badly. In 1998, she won the Prix de Jeune Auteur of the Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Seine-St. Denis for her work Gecko Eats Fly. In theatre, Su-Feh 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 with David McIntosh with whom she has been collaborating ever since she saw him lying, bleeding, in Kota Baru in 1985.

About Antony Hamilton

Antony Hamilton is is an Australian choreographer. His multi-award winning performances involve a sophisticated melding of movement, sound and visual design. Antony's independent works include Blazeblue Oneline (2008), Drift (2010), Black Project 1 (2012), Black Project 2 (2013), MEETING (2015), NYX (2015) and Number of the Machine (2017). His major commissions include Natural Orders (Dancemakers Toronto, 2017), 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 (for Black Project 1 & 2, Keep Everything and MEETING), winning in 2013 for Black Project 1 & 2. He has also received numerous Green Room Awards including 2 each for Black Project 1 & 2 (2012) and MEETING(2016).