Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ProArteDanza's Season 2011 Continues to Oct 8 at Harbourfront Toronto

From a media release:

Acclaimed ProArteDanza presents
Continues to October 8, 2011
at Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Toronto

Toronto, October 2011
- Following a successful Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning season last year, the critically acclaimed ProArteDanza returns to Fleck Dance Theatre with Season 2011 from October 5-8, 2011 as part Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps.

Artistic Director Roberto Campanella, a former dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, draws upon talent from the worlds of both classical ballet and contemporary dance in a programme that features work from an outstanding lineup of choreographers: a world premiere from Guillaume Côté (principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada), North American premieres from Robert Glumbek (ProArteDanza Artistic Associate) and Kevin O'Day (Artistic Director Mannheim Ballet) and a Toronto premiere of a work by Campanella.

Blending beauty and all-out athleticism, Season 2011 features an ensemble of Toronto's hottest, high-octane contemporary dancers: Johanna Bergfeldt, Valerie Calam, Marc Cardarelli, Tyler Gledhill, Louis Laberge-Côté, Ryan Lee, Marissa Parzei and Brendan Wyatt. Mami Hata joins the company from Kevin O'Day's Mannheim Ballet.

Campanella and Glumbek won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography for their piece between... from last season. Season 2011 promises to be a spectacular evening with:

- the world premiere of fractals: a pattern of chaos, an ensemble piece by classical ballet star, musician and emerging choreographer Guillaume Côté, inspired by the occurrence of fractals - most easily understood as similar shapes on different scales - and how unpredictable elements from everyday, such as a drop of rain or a gust of warm air, can influence the formation of fractals.

- the Toronto premiere of Roberto Campanella's en parallel, a duet about the lives of two people whose meeting hinges on just a moment, performed by Tyler Gledhill and Marissa Parzei. The piece originally premiered in June 2011 in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec at the Festival International de Danse Encore.

- the North American premiere of Robert Glumbek's Verwoben which explores human dynamics in response to music, other people and the environment; the connections that people create and the energies that live within.  Performed by Marc Cardarelli, Mami Hata and Brendan Wyatt. The piece originally premiered in 2008 in Mannheim, Germany with Kevin O'Day's Mannheim Ballet.

- the North American premiere of Pearline by Kevin O'Day, created as a gift for performers Mami Hata and Louis Laberge-Côté who recently returned to Toronto after performing with O'Day's Mannheim Ballet in Germany for two years; the piece was premiered there in July 2011.

ProArteDanza began as a collaborative venture between artistic director Roberto Campanella and artistic associate Robert Glumbek to found a company with the guiding principal of "passion in performance," along with a commitment to break down the barriers separating the worlds of ballet and modern dance. Since 2004, ProArteDanza has been showcasing the brightest talents from both ballet and modern dance backgrounds to critical acclaim and sold out houses. Through its fusion of ballet and modern dance, ProArteDanza offers dancers the opportunity to continue to share their artistry and inspire audiences with programming that pushes the boundaries of technical skill and artistic expression.

Acclaimed ProArteDanza presents SEASON 2011
With choreography by Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbek, Guillaume Côté and Kevin O'Day
Performed by Johanna Bergfeldt, Valerie Calam, Marc Cardarelli, Tyler Gledhill, Louis Laberge-Côté, Ryan Lee, Marissa Parzei, Brendan Wyatt and Mami Hata who joins the company from Kevin O'Day's Mannheim Ballet
Wednesday, October 5 to Saturday, October 8, 2011, 8PM
part Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps series at Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W.
Regular tickets: $22-$39; Students, seniors, CADA $20-$34  (plus applicable taxes & services charges).
Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000 OR online at

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