1087 Queen St. West
Toronto, Ontario

Maxine Heppner with Across Oceans presents the world premiere of
my heart is a spoon
January 19-22, 2012 at The Theatre Centre
an international Canada-Japan production created by Maxine Heppner

with dancers Takako Segawa and Gerry Trentham, and light artist Fujimoto Takayuki

Maxine Heppner with Across Oceans presents the world premiere of my heart is a spoon, a new dance-media work exploring the emotional and physical range of rage while riffing on the visually arresting world of Japanese manga, running January 19-22, 2012 at The Theatre Centre, a DanceWorks Co-Works Series event.

A girl obsessed with manga comics is drawn into a world that is actually rooted in her cultural past. Looking into the eyes of rage, through the lenses of manga and neon lights, into the sepia corners of old legends, Heppner's newest work promises uncompromising physicality with her characteristic blend of boldness and sensitivity.

Choreographed and directed by Artistic Director Maxine Heppner, my heart is a spoon is an international collaboration with a distinguished group of Japanese and Canadian artists. It is performed by award-winning Japanese dancer Takako Segawa, previously seen in Toronto in Heppner's acclaimed Moments in Time and Krima, and Gerry Trentham, one of Toronto's outstanding veteran performers.

Maxine Heppner and Across Oceans presents the world premiere of my heart is a spoon
January 19-22, 2012 at The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen Street West
A Dance Works Co-Works Series event
Choreographed and directed by Maxine Heppner
Performed by Takako Segawa and Gerry Trentham
Photography by DROO
Lighting and art direction by Fujimoto Takayuki
Music composed by Sarah Shugarman
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm: $25 ($20 students/CADA); Sunday at 2pm: $20
For tickets, call Theatre Centre Box Office at 416-538-0988 or visit www.acrossoceans.org


my heart is a spoon is part of the Rage Project : info at www.acrossoceans.org

January: TBC (place TBC)
Of Cranes and Tigers, with the Origami Society of Toronto.
Celebrating the new year with an origami marathon: Create the props for my heart is a spoon
Crane symbolizes health, happiness, and eternal peace; Tiger symbolizes the coming of new power

January 7:
Heppner in conversation with Dr. Mavis Himes: Psychoanalysis and the Arts series.
The Language of Dance and the Creative Act in Heppner’s Rage: My Heart is a Spoon
9:30am-noon Women’s Art Association, 23 Prince Arthur Ave info [email protected]

January 8: TBC
Manga from Edo to Now: A discussion of cartooning as an alternative Japanese culture since the 1600’s!
Curators of the Stuart Jackson Gallery and the ROM TBC

January 14: TBC
Anime and jpop–vid mini festival. 7pm-11pm at the Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen St. West.

January 19:
Opening of photography exhibition of alternative youth fashion by DROO of Super Kawai Magazine,
(exhibit open January 19, 20, 21 4:00pm–7:30pm, 22 11am-2pm in Theatre Centre Mezzanine

January 24:
Workshop in Toronto with Fujimoto Takayuki: Light Artist and pioneer of LED theatrical lighting.
3pm-9pm, 79A St. George Street, Drama at University College of University of Toronto
non-UCDP fee: $70 ($10 off show ticket with workshop pre-registration) registration: [email protected]

January 26, 27:
Fujimoto workshop in St. Catherines: Brock University Drama Department.

For workshops registration email: [email protected]

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