Saturday, February 12, 2011

Into The Roots... Jasmyn Fyffe & Vivine Scarlett Feb 18 - 20 in Toronto

Update - February 19 - 10pm - I just got back from this fantastic performance!

Two choreographers (Vivine Scarlett & Jasmyn Fyffe) + five very talented dancers (Jasmyn Fyffe, Trudy Lee Gayle, Esie Mensah, Natasha Phanor & Shaleeka Scarlett) = a highly entertaining show that goes from contemporary and interpretive dance to Caribbean grooves and African rhythms and everywhere in between. They combine grace with impressive athleticism in performances you can't take your eyes away from. Spoken word and song by blues poet Imani and infectious drumming from the Ngoma Drummers combined with the movement for a show I found impossible not to get involved with - as did the rest of the nearly capacity crowd. (And kudos to the ladies for those nimble costume changes in the Winchester's meager wings!)

Definitely a must see if you're in the city tomorrow for their last show at 3pm.
Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St. , Toronto
Tickets: $25 ($20 CADA/seniors, $15 children 12 yrs & under)
For tickets, call 416-203-0666 OR visit online at www.dindance.com

From a media release - it doesn't say much, but I've seen both these artists perform before, and I interviewed Jasmyn Fyffe not long ago - looking forward to a very interesting show:

Dance Immersion
Into The Roots..Beyond The Leaves: 2011 Black History Month Celebration
February 18 - 20 2011
Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto

Choreographed by Jasmyn Fyffe and Vivine Scarlett

This special Black history month event is part of the TD Bank Financial Groups - Then and Now: Black History Month Arts and Cultural Festival.

Into the roots... beyond the leaves...is a collaborative dance work that encompasses the blending of styles and forms of up-and-coming choreographer Jasmyn Fyffe (pictured below) and senior choreographer Vivine Scarlett (pictured left). A cast of five dancers will execute this full evening work that examines and explores the different ways we view ourselves and the things that influence us to change.

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Part of the TD Banks’
Then and Now: Black History Month Arts and Cultural Festival

Friday February 18 to Sunday February 20, 2011
Friday and Saturday at 8PM; Sunday matinee at 3PM
Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St. , Toronto
Tickets: $25 ($20 CADA/seniors, $15 children 12 yrs & under)
For tickets, call 416-203-0666 OR visit online at www.dindance.com

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