20th Anniversary Season of Dance
“A Retrospective of Ground breaking Afro-Caribbean and Contemporary Dance”
Fleck Dance Theatre
April 15th -17th 2010
“Ballet Creole is a vibrant company melding modern and ballet with exuberant Afro-Caribbean dance”
The Toronto Star
Toronto, Ontario – Ballet Creole, forerunners of Blacks in Dance in Canada, in continued artistic tradition and hailed as, “one of Toronto’s top dance companies with terrific dancers and strong choreography that is appealing and stimulating” by Dance Critic, Paula Citron, transforms in celebratory reverence to dances of the past, present and future in constant poly- rhythmic flow. The result is a seamless synergy of contemporary African and Caribbean modern dance and music. April 15th – 17th at 8 pm, Fleck Dance Theatre, part of Harbourfront’s Centre’s Next Steps Series. Ticket prices range from $20 to $45 with student/senior tickets beginning at $20. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8
SANKOKA takes a choreographic journey through the formative to the flourishing years of one of Toronto’s top dance companies.
Sankofa is a testament to the transcendent power of drums, a mesmerizing union of contemporary dance, polyrhythmic African / Caribbean music and seeks to retain traditions of the drum orally, visually and physically. Connected through time, dancers become communicators of a lasting tradition featuring works by Artistic Director Patrick Parson and Associate Choreographer Gabby Kamino among others.
Added by kashedance on March 8, 2010