Ontario Contemporary Circus ShowcasePosted on: Apr. 25, 2019
In its inaugural year, the Ontario Contemporary Circus Showcase aims to bring together a wide array of contemporary circus artists from across Ontario to share works with local presenters and the public. Artists and presenters will network and collaborate through panel discussions featuring Erin Ball (Kingston, ON), Tina Carter (UK), and Yolanda Bonnell (Toronto, ON) and a "speed dating" pitch session. Artists are also invited to presentations from Nathalie Hebert of Canada Council for the Arts, Christine Bouchard of En Piste - Regroupement National des Arts du Cirque, and Anahareo Doelle, founder of the St. John's Circus Festival.
The weekend culminates on Sunday, July 30, 2019, in a performance showcase. During this showcase audiences can expect to be amazed by feats of strength and agility, and expressions of artistic beauty from artists. Hosted by Toronto clowning duo Philip and Lucinda (Grand SaltoTheatre - Myque Franz and Zita Nyarady), performers will include attendees of Erin Ball's Amputee Circus Camp, the Lonely Child Project (Angola Murdoch, Stacie Dunlop, and Holly Treddenick), Rebecca Leonard and Amy Hull (A Girl in the Sky Productions and Thin Edge New Music Collective), Thomas Vaccaro (Peterborough Academy for Circus Arts), and Miranda S Tempest and Laura Griffin (Illuminair Entertainment). Tickets for the showcase are on sale soon.
Date: June 29, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Location: 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8