Living Arts Centre

3, 2, 1 DANCE!

Showtime: Friday, February 9, 2018

Location: RBC Theatre

Tickets: $30.00 - $40.00 (HST included, service fees extra)

An eclectic showcase of solos, duets and trios with some of Ontario's best! Engage, experience & embrace this mixed dance program featuring signature solo, duet & trio works from some of Ontario’s prominent dancers and choreographers including Tedd Robinson, Robert Desrosiers, Yvonne Ng, Robert Glumbek and Jasmyn Fyffe! Offering an array of world touring works of contemporary dance from diverse artists, this night of dance has somet hing for everyone. This project is funded by the Ontario Arts Council and supported by the Ontario Presents Network, making professional Ontario dance accessible to our community.

Robert Desrosiers "At the Bottom of the Pool"

The esteemed Robert Desrosiers performs Character in the Choir's Carnival accompanied by cellist/singer Anne Bourne. (live music)

Yvonne Ng & Robert Glumbek perform Stone Velvet - choreographed by Tedd Robinson

Jasmyn Fyffe – performs her solo work entitled Corridor

Robert Glumbek TRIO

Robert Desrosiers, the Montréal-born dancer, choreographer, and director, has gained international renown as a choreographer of startling imagination and originality.

As an independent dance artist he worked with Felix Blaska, Dancemakers, Lindsay Kemp, Hugo Romeo, and Toronto Dance Theatre. His collaborations with renowned Canadian artists include work with Anne Bourne, Eric Cadesky, Neve Campbell, Bruce Cockburn, Leonard Cohen, Jesse Cook, Toller Cranston, Cheryl Lalonde, John Lang, Claudia Moore, Jerrard Smith, Dan Solomon, and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

Early in his career he began to develop his own choreographic style, and he founded the Toronto-based Desrosiers Dance Theatre in 1980. In 1985 he accepted a commission from Eric Bruhn for The National Ballet of Canada. The result was Blue Snake, a work renowned for its fantastical mechanized sets, complex choreography, and brilliant sculptural costumes. It was subsequently performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, and was featured in Robert Altman’s motion picture The Company (2002), with dancers from the Joffrey Ballet, and starring Canadian actress Neve Campbell.

In 1986 he created a major theatrical multimedia spectacle entitled Lumière. His 1988 Incognito, a full-length dance work done in a surrealistic mode, was commissioned by the Calgary Olympic Arts Festival and later remounted at City Centre in New York. His White Clouds was a commission by The National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Inspired by the beauty of choral music, Desrosiers created Vivaldi’s Sacred Songs in 1997. More commissioned works have been created for Ballet Jörgen of Canada, the Lyons Opera Ballet, and Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. His choreography has been performed across North and South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia

Jasmyn Fyffe is described as“a young artist whose body of work is developing in a style all her own.”(Sway magazine – Anya Wassenberg).

Winner of the 2013 Frankie Award (in Montreal) for most outstanding choreography/choreographer for her 50 min work “Pulse.” She is the director of “Jasmyn Fyffe Dance” choreographing for the past seven years creating a total of twelve works. She also works independently and has performed/choreographed in Toronto, Brooklyn NY, Montreal QC, North Bay O, Sinop, Turkey, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Berlin and Birmingham UK. Commissions include: Cahoot’s Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Soul Pepper Theatre, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Cawthra Park Secondary School, Obisidian Theatre and K’aeja D’dance to name a few. Jasmyn worked on Fox Production’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” under the direction of Kenny Ortega in 2016 and she was recently featured on CBC’s “HERstory in Black” honoring 150 Black Canadian women making a significant contribution in Canada. As a performer she has worked with: Aria Evans, Hanna Kiel, Gadfly, Julia Cratchley, Marie Lambin, Vanessa Kimmons, Jennifer Dallas, Kaeja d’Dance, Debra Brown, Julia Sasso, and more. Her recent solo “what do you see?” presented by Summerworks Performance Festival received rave reviews and she got an honorable mention for the Jon Kaplan spotlight award’s. Last winter she completed a month long residency in Berlin, Germany at Lake Studios with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and she has been the recipient of fourteen government grants (Toronto, Ontario and Canada Arts Councils) that have supported her career tremendously in terms of production, creation, travel and professional development. “Fyffe is an indisputably talented performer and dancemaker,”Kathleen Smith, The Dance Current.

Upon graduation from Bytom State Ballet School in Poland, Robert Glumbek joined The Great Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Warsaw as a soloist where he worked with choreographers such as John Neumeier, Maurice Bejart, Hans Van Manen, John Butler, and Constantine Siergiejew. In 1987, Glumbek came to Canada and worked for a variety of corps including Theatre Ballet of Canada in Ottawa with Larry Gradus; the Judith Marcuse Company in Vancouver; Myth Productions with Learie Nichols before settling in 1990 with Desrosiers Dance Theatre, where he danced for ten years and was instrumental in the creation of many roles. Glumbek joined Kevin O’Day Nationaltheater Mannheim in 2002 as dancer and ballet master and returned to Canada in 2004 to work as an independent artist and choreographer.

Robert Glumbek has been the Artistic Associate Director of ProArteDanza since 2004. He has created much of the company’s work as an individual and in collaboration with Artistic Director Roberto Campanella. Including …in between… which won the Dora Mavor Moore Award in 2011 for best choreography. As a choreographer, Glumbek has been commissioned to create works for Kevin O’Day National Theater Mannheim, Szezcin Ballet, Greifswald Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Tiger Princess Projects, Toronto Dance Theatre, The Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts and Ryerson University among others.

Glumbek has been the recipient of numerous awards and nominations for his dancing and choreography including: in 2006, Now Magazine’s best dancer award. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award by the Canadian Banff Centre as well as the K.M. Hunter Artist Award. He was also a finalist in the Hannover Choreographic Competition and the Stuttgart Choreographic Competition in Germany. Most recently in 2014, Glumbek was the recipient of the Jan Kiepura Award for best choreographer in Poland.

Born and raised in Singapore, Yvonne Ng is founder, choreographer, presenter, arts educator and artistic director of princess productions (since 1996), which houses tiger princess dance projects and the biennial dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival (2001). The company’s repertoire includes Yvonne’s works and commissioned works. Yvonne has created original roles for Bill James, José Navas, Dominique Dumais, Kevin O’Day, Marie-Josée Chartier, Robert Glumbek, Stephanie Skura and Tedd Robinson to name a few. tiger princess dance projects has toured to Singapore, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Australia, China, Canada and the USA. Yvonne is a York U alumni, B.F.A. Honours, working on her MA, a certified Open Source Forms© and Ashtanga Yoga teacher. She has trained in Partners for Youth Empowerment Creative Facilitator (Level 1& 2), C-I Training™, Senior Fitness(CCAA) and Dance for PD™ (Parkinson’s). She has taught at and created work for Ryerson and York University, University of Waterloo’s Dept. of Drama and Speech Communication and for 6 years at the Theatre Department at Juniata College, Pennsylvania and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore. Yvonne is a recipient of the 2017 Muriel Sherrin Award, the 2016 Jacqueline Lemieux Award, K.M. Hunter Artist Award, New Pioneers Arts Award, Chalmers Arts Fellowship, Soulpepper’s Community Artist Award and the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts – New Talent. In 2000, she was honoured with a Dora Mavor Moore Award for best performance and has received multiple nominations. Yvonne was the Artistic Director of Series 8:08 (1994-2015).

Born in Ottawa, Canada, Robinson graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, and studied at The School of The Toronto Dance Theatre and with eminent British visual theatre artist Lindsay Kemp. Robinson first rose to prominence as Artistic Director of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg, Canada (1984-1990), where he created highly theatrical ensemble works. Having returned to Ottawa in 1990 to pursue a solo career, he is now firmly established as a choreographer, educator and solo artist whose critically acclaimed, award-winning and utterly unique works have won him a multitude of commissions and an international schedule of touring and teaching. Rokudo: six destinies in three steps received the 1998 Chalmers National Dance Award. His works have involved collaborations Margie Gillis (2003-04 and 2012), Louise Lecavalier (2003-06), Ame Henderson (2011-2013) and Charles Quevillon (2010-2013). Between 2005 and 2012, Tedd Robinson took up residence in the Pontiac, Québec and established La B.A.R.N., an intimate venue for creation and performance. Through 10 Gates Dancing he created a series of works for La B.A.R.N. that were presented during the summers at Lac Leslie. Since 2013, he is co-director of Centre Q: a centre for questioning.

Robinson is Artistic Director of 10 Gates Dancing Inc., a non-profit company formed in 1998 to promote the development and performance of contemporary dance creations. His work is influenced by his six years of study as a monk in the Hakukaze soto zen monastery, Ottawa. His work at La B.A.R.N. won le Prix en art de la scène l’Avant-Première at the Culturiades de l’Outaouais 2009. He is winner of the 2014 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, a founding member of Projet BK, and a National Arts Centre Associate Dance Artist.

Lonii was born in Darwin, Northern territory, Australia where she moved from at age 15 to pursue her growing passion in dance. She began her full time training at Queensland Dance School of Excellence, Brisbane. In 2009 she graduated with a Certificate in Dance. She furthered her training in Perth, Western Australia at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). After graduating in 2013 Lonii was offered her first contract with Dancenorth. In 2015 Lonii returned briefly to Townsville as a guest tutor for Townsville Dance Theatre. She then joined Co3 in Perth for a Cadi McCarthy, Buzz Dance Theatre production of Behind the Veneer. Lonii joined Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) as a full-time ensemble member in April 2015. She joined Red Sky Performance shortly after her new international endeavor to Toronto, Canada and debuted in Miigis at Jacobs Pillow Festival, Massachusetts and Perform Adizocan with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the Roy Thomson Hall and Backbone on the Canadian Stage.

Benjamin Landsberg is a Toronto-born contemporary dancer and independent choreographer. Since his completion of Ryerson University’s Performance Dance BFA Program, he has performed and collaborated with Typecast Dance Company, MOVE: the company, Compagnie Flak, ProArteDanza, and Landerer&Company, and touredworldwide. He has danced in works by Darryl Tracy, D. A. Hoskins, Robert Glumbek,Roberto Campanella, Emily Molnar, Joshua Beamish, Hanna Kiel, Laurence Lemieux ,Jose Navas, and Felix Landerer, amongst many others. As a choreographer, Landsberg’s work has been commissioned and presented by ProArteDanza, Festival Quartiers Danses, and Dance Ontario.

Julie Pecard grew up in the French West Indies where she found her passion for dance.At the age of twelve, she began her professional dance training at Arts Umbrella in Vancouver. As part of the Arts Umbrella Dance Company, she worked with choreographers such as Emily Molnar, Shawn Hounsell, Matjash Mrozewski, Roberto Campanella, Crystal Pite, Gioconda Barbuto, Serge Benathan and Sabrina Matthews. Upon graduating from Arts Umbrella in 2007, she moved to Toronto where she took part in ProArteDanza’s 2007,2008 and 2016 seasons. Julie joined Kevin O’Day Nationaltheater Mannheim from 2009 until 2015. In 2013, she choreographed, under the direction of Andrea Gronemeyer Tanztrommel which won the Faust Award in Germany. Since 2012 Julie is part of the La_Trottier Dance Collective in Mannheim where she is dancer and choreographer. Her first full length work, UN/feminine was co-choreographed with Michelle Cheung and premiered in December 2015.

Composer Anne Bourne creates sound work from emergent streams of cello and voice, and secretly writes prose. Anne facilitates the works of composer Pauline Oliveros, with spoken word artist Ione. Seasoned in performance collaboration, Anne believes each creative expression is an opportunity for holding difference tones, through listening.

Monica specializes in Arts Administration and outreach for dance. She studied at York University and Randolph School of the Arts. After a career as a professional dancer, she worked with Ballet Creole as the Outreach and Touring Manager. Currently, she is the Ontario Dances Presenter & Animator at the Flato Markham Theatre. Over her career, she has coordinated more than 200 outreach projects engaging many artists, including Pro Arte Danza, Coleman Lemieux, Shanghai Dance Theatre, Ballet BC, Ritmo Flamenco, Newton Moraes Dance Theatre, KasheDance, Gadfly, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Bboyzim, Ballet Creole, Little Pear Dance Company, to name a few… For the 2015 Pan-Am Games, she was Assistant Festival Manager for City of Markham’s Global Fest 9 day Outdoor Multi-cultural Festival. This is her first full production and she thanks the staff at the Flato Markham Theatre and Ontario Presents for their support and guidance and to the artists for their patience and great energy. Lastly, to her family who always supports her love for the arts – and all that comes with it!

Arun Srinivasan has worked extensively in the performing arts for more than 20 years. Dance collaborators include Robert Desrosiers, Peter Chin, Danny Grossman, ProArteDanza, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, William Yong, COBA, inDance and tiger princess dance projects. He has been the resident designer for Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre since 2002 and the lighting designer for Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend since 2003. Theatre credits include Factory Theatre, The Canadian Stage Co., The Globe Theatre, Expect Theatre, fu-GEN, Cahoots Theatre Projects & Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. His career has garnered him six Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for Outstanding Lighting Design in both the dance and theatre categories. Arun has had the privilege of teaching lighting design at the post secondary level at York, Ryerson, Waterloo and The National Theatre School. He has production managed dance: made in canada / fait au canada, The CanAsian International Dance Festival, Living Ritual, Fall for Dance North and the last 8 seasons with DanceWorks. Productions have taken him to Ukraine, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Mexico and across North America. When not working in the dark all the time, he can be found at the park with his kids

Laura Cournoyea is a Toronto-based arts manager and administrator. She was trained at York University’s Theatre Department, earning a Specialized B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Production. She splits her time between dance, theatre and event management. Ms. Cournoyea has recently worked with the Toronto Dance Theatre, Danceworks, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, adelheid, inDANCE, Julia Aplin, The Dietrich Group, TOES for Dance, Bouchardanse, Jess Dobkin, urbanvessel, and the 2015 Pan Am Arts Relay. She has spent the past 6 summers touring with Dusk Dances as their Company Stage Manager. As well, Laura is the General Manager for Yvonne Ng's tiger princess dance projects.

Drinks, Discussion - Pre-Show Chat
6:30 pm - location to be confirmed

The drink and conversation are on us!
Let us buy you a drink from our Lobby Bar and engage in some pre-show discussions on what is contemporary dance in Canada with guest speaker dancer and dance educator, Jennifer Dick. Jennifer will explore what makes a uniquely Canadian dance signature and how cross-generational relationships and diverse movement styles play into it. Come by to discover what these dance artists share and what they leave behind as they take to the stage for 3, 2, 1 Dance. *one drink (wine or beer) per ticketholder to 321 Dance!

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3, 2, 1 DANCE! February 9, 2018 07:30 pm $30.00 - $40.00 Buy Tickets