House Mix Promises to Intrigue

Toronto Dance Theatre present a mix program of Christopher House’s masterworks

On January 20, Toronto Dance Theatre’s House Mix will celebrate the past, present, and future of Christopher House, one of Canada’s finest choreographers.

Traditional dancers are trained to a degree of obedience, similar to athletes who train in a particular sport. The goal is to perfect the skill and as a result, deliver an exciting and impressive performance for the audience. Contemporary dancers differ slightly in that while perfecting their skills, they’re also developing a sense of play which results in not one performance being the same, similar to sports matches, where anything can happen.

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“It’s one of those things that I think really attracts us to sports,” says House. “Decisions are made in the moment based on what comes up and it’s interesting to create a situation with dance in which that happens.”

House says that in the digital world where much of our lives are dominated by technology, it’s a challenge to encourage people to come out and see live theatre. The advantage that contemporary dance has is that there is something intriguing and dynamic about watching people interact with each other in a live setting.

“Contemporary dance celebrates the body and group of people working together, but what is also interesting are the questions that come up that aren’t fixed in the narrative,” says House. He goes on to explain, “If the choreography is really working it’s making you sit forward in your seat with a sense of curiosity of what’s happening and with pleasure in knowing that you’re participating in the making of meaning.”

House Mix is a retrospective look at the works that House is most proud of and are also interesting for the dancers to perform. He is quick to point out that while the pieces are all different, the opening and closing pieces really take physical risks.

“The pieces have complexity, rhythm, and musical changes. The dancers need to know precisely where everyone else is at all times,” says House. “And let’s be honest, one the great things about live performances is our recognition that there is potential for failure.”

For tickets please visit: http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/show/369-Toronto-Dance-Theatre

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Dancing Up a Storm

Toronto Dance Theatre

January 20, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Confederation Centre
Tickets starting at $25 — MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Over the past five decades, Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) has produced an exceptional body of original Canadian choreography and had a major impact on the development of national dance audiences. In its 50th season, TDT showcases Order of Canada member Christopher House and his unique contribution to dance with a mixed program of masterworks from his career.

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This 90-minute program ranges from the kinetic classic Vena Cava (1999), to the contemporary creations Echo Dark 1 (2015) and Martingales (2016). House Mix celebrates the past, present and future of one of Canada’s finest choreographers.

“Some of the best dancers on the planet” -The Globe and Mail

Choreographer Christopher is one of Canada’s “most enduringly inventive choreographers.”
-National Post

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MONEY BACK GUARANTEE – We know you are going to love this performance so much that we will GUARANTEE YOUR ENJOYMENT OR OFFER A FULL REFUND from the box office within the first 30 minutes of showtime.