3, 2, 1 DANCE!

Showtime: Friday, February 9, 2018

Location: RBC Theatre


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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 something 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).

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!

JENNIFER LYNN DICK is currently pursuing a MA in Dance Studies at York University. Her research interests combine history within a context of embodied thought from both a personal and community based point of view. Jennifer’s early training includes ballet, modern, and mime at summer schools like RWB, Quinte Dance Centre and Quebec Ete Danse. She continued to train professionally at dance schools in Ottawa and Toronto, working with Ann Ditchburn in film and on stage in 1989, and embarking on a decade-long association with Desrosiers Dance Theatre, creating and performing internationally and across Canada at numerous festivals and events.

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