Canada's Most Acclaimed
Dance-For-Young-Audiences is coming to Peterborough's
Showplace Performance Centre
Oct. 26 at 1:15 PM
Oct. 27 at 10:30 AM & 1:15 PM
program of contemporary dance for all students - not just
those interested in dance and theatre. These dances full of
ideas are as thrilling to think about as they are to watch.
sound+motion is a professional dance company created by Canadian
Children's Dance Theatre specially to engage and entertain
intermediate and high school students. Led by Lesandra Dodson,
one of Canada's most exciting choreographers, TILT's professional
artists (all in their early 20's) perform the kind of edgy,
provocative dance that speaks directly to teen audiences.
TILT was launched on the National Arts Centre Stage to critical
acclaim at the 2002 Canada Dance Festival.
TILT is a fast-paced 60 minute production designed for young
adult audiences and combining live and recorded music, video,
theatre and dance in a visually and aurally stunning presentation.
FULL TILT program includes the following works created by some
of the country's brightest choreographers:
choreographer Marie-Julie Asselin's L'ove explores the
uneasiness of human existence as it follows three characters
through different emotional scenes.
v-hold, collaborators Heidi Strauss and Jeremy Mimnagh
fuse video, dance and sound into a multifaceted exploration
of different interpretations of the term 'vertical hold'. Futuristic
and stylistically refined, this visual montage is a synergistic
blend of technology and human interaction.
visceral and ecstatic describe Peter Chin's ritual with frogs,
butterflies and others featuring movement inspired by the
Gambuh ritual theatre of Bali (and the lives of frogs, butterflies
and other creatures). The quintet weaves an energetic web in
a dance that explores the fierce unison of the herd as well
as sinuous, intertwining individualism, creating a complex counterpoint.
Dunn's piece Elegant Heathens is a choreographed set
of questions revolving around western dualities, including the
mind/body, the past/present and the strained relationship between
pleasure and progress. The five characters are stylish subversives,
using their bodies as fearless vehicles through which they ask
questions about themselves, each other and the world.
Participating schools will receive a free
Educator's Guide to the performance including a survey of
Canadian dance, theatre etiquette, a description of the program's
dances, suggested exercises and a reading list.
$5 Thanks to generous support from the Ontario
Trillium Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council, TILT is able
to provide subsidized admission to a program valued at $15 -
for Teachers and Students
See below for information
on workshops offered.
Anna at : 705-799-2710 or firstname.lastname@example.org
information about the company check out the web site at www.ccdt.org
n' Tech Movement Workshop for Students
Complementing its performances, TILT offers class workshops
at any level for those students interested in personally experiencing
what they have seen on stage. Classes include curriculum-based
movement and music explorations.
Location: At your school - we come to you! (gymnasium
or dance studio required)
Enrolment: Limit 30 students per session
Cost: $100 (subject to minimum of three school bookings
To book: Call Peterborough New Dance at 745-1788
its performances, TILT offers a 1 hour long introductory class
in movement for those students interested in personally experiencing
what they have seen on stage. The movement material, while very
accessible and fun, is based on exactly the same principles
and style practised by TILT's dancers. Elements of class content
are drawn from Ontario's dance and music curriculum requirements
and all classes are enlivened by a live pianist/percussionist.
The class is led by Miranda Abbott, the company's outreach teacher,
and a percussionist.
Movement Workshop was designed by Deborah Lundmark, one of Canada's
leading specialists in movement for the young. Founder and Artistic
Director of Canadian Children's Dance Theatre and TILT sound+motion,
Ms. Lundmark designed the dance component of the Toronto District
School Board's curriculum-based Drama/Dance Project. Her companies
conduct 150 workshops throughout Ontario each year, complementing
their performances for more than 25,000 students.
Workshops for Teachers
TILT will offer one 4 hour after-school professional development
workshop for teachers of dance. These popular curriculum-based
sessions, led by Deborah Lundmark whose 35 years experience
teaching dance to children and youth, provides participants
with practical hands-on understanding of teaching dance in a
school environment. Printed support materials are provided and
music-for-dance CD's are made available.
Enrolment maximum: 20 teachers
Cost: $100.00 per participant.
To book: Call Peterborough New Dance at 745-1788
with Comfort and Confidence (1hour)
The objective of this component is to foster within participants
a feeling of self-confidence in their physicality and to demonstrate
the ways in which movement is an integral and familiar part
of daily life. This objective echoes both a basic curriculum
requirement and dance theorist Rudolf Laban's belief that dance
grows out of the life of its time, reflecting ordinary motions
such as work movements.
the Talk/Walking the Walk (3 hours)
The first objective of this component is to communicate the
basic elements of dance as they relate to the curriculum. The
material is taught progressionally, following the progressional
nature of the curriculum subject matter. Participants become
familiar with the curriculum's "big picture", learning
material pertinent to all grades, in order that they may understand
the relationship of their own grade material to the whole.
The second objective is to apply the elements and vocabulary
of dance to the creative requirements found throughout the curriculum.
Teachers learn to express themselves employing improvisation
techniques and source materials from other subjects in the curriculum.
The third objective will be to elaborate on the process of critical
thinking, evaluation and communication that is a key component
of the curriculum.
overall objective of DanceGuide is to provide teachers
with a clear structure and method for organizing and delivering