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Possibilities of Dialogue (Performance)

  • Toronto Centre for the Arts (Studio Theatre) 5040 Yonge Street North York, ON, M2N Canada (map)
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Co-created and performed by TOES FOR DANCE Co-Director David Norsworthy and NYC-based dance artist Marielis Garcia, Possibilities of Dialogue is an exchange of energy and awareness. Inspired by the parallels between making a dance and having a conversation, the performance is an abstracted collaborative creative process; moments of listening, curiosity, disagreement and spontaneity unfold through movement and text. It is often playful, lively and physically virtuosic, sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes surprising and almost always responsive to and inclusive of the audience. Audience members are welcome to observe and interact through the invitations that are offered.

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8pm

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8pm

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2pm

Toronto Centre for the Arts - Studio Theatre

5040 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario

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TOES FOR DANCE is proud to co-present this performance. It is co-produced by North York Arts and a part of NYA’s Evolve! Program. It is also co-presented by DanceWorks and a part of the DanceWorks CoWorks Series. Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. Special thanks to Dance Initiative (Carbondale, USA), Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre (Tivoli, USA), ArtsOnSite (New York, USA) and Inception to Exhibition (New York, USA) for supporting the creative development of this work!

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“Norsworthy, a recent graduate of the Juilliard School … is an exceptionally lucid performer” – The Globe and Mail

“… Marielis Garcia approached this with eye-catching bite…” – New York Times


David Norsworthy (Co-Artistic Director, Choreographer and Performer) is a Toronto-based internationally acclaimed dance artist who is “an exceptionally lucid performer, technically impressive and articulate with choreographic detail” (Globe and Mail). David has been privileged to perform and tour with companies including Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Toronto), Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto), Dancenorth (Melbourne), ZviDance (New York), Brian Brooks  (New York), Skånes Dansteater (Malmö) and Magma Dans (Stockholm) among others. Upcoming performances include the national Canadian tour of Peggy Baker’s newest work titled “who we are in the dark” and Merce Cunningham’s Centennial Celebration at Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York). He has presented his choreographic work at Wave Rising Series (New York), Our Voices (Stockholm) and the OnSite/InSight Festival (Winston Salem) among other festivals. Recent commissions include Lamondance (Vancouver), Point Park University (Pittsburgh) and Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (Toronto). Upcoming choreographic projects include a premiere at the CanAsian KickStart Festival (Toronto) in September 2018 and a newly commissioned ensemble work for the School of Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto) that will premiere in November 2018. A graduate of The Juilliard School (New York), David is the grateful recipient of the Living Arts Centre’s 2016 Ron Lenyk Arts Award and one of three finalists for the Toronto Arts Foundation's 2018 Emerging Artist Award.

Marielis Garcia (Co-Artistic Director, Choreographer and Performer), a native New Yorker has been a NYC based dance performance artist for over 10 years. She is currently a member of the Brian Brooks Moving Company and Helen Simoneau Danse. She has had the privilege to perform and tour with Step Repertory Ensemble (NY), Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company (NJ), Ikapa Dance Theater (Cape Town), and Douglas Dunn and Dancers (New York), among others. Marielis received her BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Marielis’ work has been presented by Appalachian State University, Salem College, Howard Community College, University of North Carolina Greensboro, and Bard at Simon’s Rock. In 2014, La Mama Theater awarded Marielis with a 3 week residency, supporting and presenting a new work in Spoleto, Italy. Marielis is director of MG DanceArts, which exhibits the creative work of her and her collaborators. In 2017 Marielis was a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant recipient to develop a new work. Her most recent choreographic work was co-presented by Judson Memorial Church and is being produced by The City College of New York in October 2018. In April 2019, with the support of North York Arts and DanceWorks (Toronto) Marielis and her co-creative partner David Norsworthy will present Possibilities of Dialogue. Marielis is co-director of STUFFED:Dinner and Dance, a free quarterly community event that serves a warm meal and dance performance.

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