Dance like everyone is watching
Top contemporary works on tap for T.O. this fall by Ron Johnson
UNSOUND DOES HALLOWEEN Internationally renowned Polish festival Unsound has been one of the highlights of the Luminato Festival in years past. This year, Luminato presents a Halloween version at the Sony Centre, including a piece on Oct. 27 called featuring Indiana musician Jlin teaming up with U.K. choreographer Wayne McGregor — apparently inspired by the sequencing of his entire genome — featuring dancers from Company Wayne McGregor. On Nov. 3, composers of the score to Netflix hit perform live as part of Halloween Hangover, Luminatofestival.com. HOUSE GUESTS work created right inside the home of Corpus’s artistic director (8 Baden St.). Just 20 guests at a time can take part in this contemporary work by strolling through 14 different spaces including a bedroom and a parking spot, all transformed with dance, Theatre of the Absurd and installations. Already limited in number, tickets are going fast. premieres Nov. 21 and runs until Dec. 16, Corpus.ca. BACKBONE Toronto’s Red Sky Performance created this new work to explore the spine of the continents, as part of its 30th anniversary season. Eight dancers bring to life this intense and powerful piece, described by Red Sky artistic director Sandra Laronde as “a highly physical, raw and demanding show. The performers are not only extraordinary dancers, but also high level athletes.” runs at the Bluma Appel Theatre, Nov. 2 to 12, Canadianstage.com. CAMINOS 2017 This festival of new work by Pan-American, Indigenous and Latinx artists features productions across many artistic genres, from dance and performance art to music and film, including a performance by new Polaris Prize winner Lido Pimienta. Caminos runs at the Aki Studio and Ada Slaight Hall of Daniels Spectrum, Oct. 4 to 8, Nativeearth.ca.
Red Sky Performance’s ‘Backbone’ is part of the new Canadian Stage contemporary dance season