Friday, June 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Dancemakers (Toronto) | loveloss

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Photo by David Hou

In his latest work loveloss, Artistic Director, Michael Trent mines personal experience, investigating the bodily affects of love and loss. Staged in the round, the five fearless performers travel through a jagged emotional landscape, exposed and vulnerable as they move through the stages of grief. There is meeting and parting, finding stability or barely balancing on our own or with loved ones.  loveloss calls on its performers to imagine, sense, and improvise their way through states of being while they move into love and into loss, out of love and out of loss.

“Dancemakers’ five performers, three men and two women, enter one by one in everyday clothes that are shed, to varying degrees, as the work progresses. [Their] movement varies in dynamic and amplitude; careful extensions of limbs, precarious balances, lunging, walking and occasional interactions in which dancers lean for support or lift each other. The prevailing silence is punctuated by the scratchy sounds of early Caruso recordings and mournful Beethoven and by contemporary composer/sound artist Christopher Willes’ music for strings; all redolent of fading memories.” – Michael Crabb, The Star

Performers:  Robert Abubo, Amanda Acorn, Ellen Furey, Benjamin Kamino,
Simon Portigal

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Dancemakers hops in the tub with Bathtub Bran to discuss CDF 2014

When:  Friday, June 13th, 7:00 p.m.
Where:  NAC Studio, 53 Elgin St
Tickets:  $25 adults, $20 students, seniors and CADA members
Duration: 1hr

About Dancemakers:

At home and across Canada, Dancemakers performs works by Michael Trent and invited choreographers, including Ame Henderson, kg guttman, Antonija Livingstone, Martin Bélanger, Nova Bhattacharya, Jacob Zimmer and Tony Chong. The current company artists – Robert Abubo, Amanda Acorn, Ellen Furey, Simon Portigal and Benjamin Kamino – join a formidable list of interpreters who, over forty years, have brought their artistic imaginations to bear in a repertoire of more than 100 eclectic, sometimes provocative but always engaging dances.  For more information, click here.

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Read a review for loveloss by Candice Irwin | Mooney on Theatre

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