Dance artist Ame Henderson and musician Jennifer Castle join forces on Henderson/Castle: voyager, a new work for Toronto Dance Theatre
February 20-23 & February 26 - March 1, 2014
Toronto, ON – In her first work for Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT), Toronto-based performer and choreographer Ame Henderson collaborates with acclaimed singer/songwriter Jennifer Castle and the TDT company to explore continuous movement as a state of being. Henderson/Castle: voyager is on stage at the Winchester Street Theatre Feb 20-23 & Feb 26-Mar 1, 2014.
TDT Artistic Director Christopher House remarks “Few Toronto-based dance artists are held in such high esteem or have such an international reach as Ame Henderson. Part poet, part scientist, she draws the audience into her fascinating work through her infectious spirit of inquiry.”
Ame Henderson is known for her cross disciplinary work with Public Recordings, established in 2003, which explores and shares choreographic experimentation through artistic research and performance creation. In Henderson/Castle: voyager, Henderson proposes the question “What would happen if you never stopped moving?” The performance invites the audience to witness the unfolding of ongoing movement, and the transformation of the individuals on stage as they work.
Toronto-based singer/songwriter Jennifer Castle lends her unmistakable voice to the performance. Following the same principle of “never stopping” Castle provides the score for Henderson/Castle: voyager, a song partly composed and partly improvised, live for the duration of each performance.
Other collaborators on Henderson/Castle: voyager include lighting designer Kimberly Purtell, set and costume designer Bojana Stancic, the critical eye of New York dance artist Jeanine Durning, and Montreal-based guest dancer Marie Claire Forté. The TDT company members in collaboration include: Alana Elmer, Mairi Greig, Christopher House, Yuichiro Inoue, Pulga Muchuchoma, Jarrett Siddall, Kaitlin Standeven, and Naishi Wang.
Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street
Thu, Feb 20 – Sat, Feb 22, 8:00PM
Sun, Feb 23, 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)
Wed, Feb 26 – Sat, Mar 1, 8:00PM
Tickets: $20 Student/Senior/CADA | $26 General
Box office: 416.967.1365 | www.tdt.org/henderson
Direct ticket link: hendersoncastle.eventbrite.ca