June 15, 8pm
$75 General Admission
$150 Gold Arts Patron (incl. $75 charitable receipt)
A party celebrating the launch of adelheid and supporting the company’s upcoming new group work elsewhere. Adelheid is led by choreographer and dancer Heidi Strauss. Join us at The Citadel for contemporary dance in an intimate gallery setting featuring excerpts of Heidi Strauss’ past works and a sneak peek of elsewhere.
Enjoy delicious food from Michael Tong/Sublime Catering, fine wines, short films and a few surprise performances.
Using every inch of The Citadel’s building, motion gallery is about interaction, unexpected meetings, things happening for the first and only time, being alone and together simultaneously; an evening of circumstance, consequence and affect. And fun.
May 16-18, 8pm
May 19, 4pm
$15 Arts Workers/Seniors | $20 General Admission
A collaborative arts event produced by dance artists Kate Nankervis and Simon Renaud to present their new pieces, “only place” and “les reines orphelines” as well as the work of fellow dancers Joanie Audet and Jasmine Inns; musicians Isla Craig, Lisa Conway and Melissa Lauren; and visual artist Sarah Smith.
Kate’s Only place is a character study of a lone woman left behind. A time when one reflects on the emptiness of her room and her heart.
Simon’s les reines orphelines is a work of two solos performed simultaneously exploring images of beauty with two amazing female dancers.
May 2, 8pm | Gala | $100
May 3, 8pm | Pay-What-You-Can
May 4, 8pm | Regular showing | $35–$25
A Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie production.
A new solo/duet performed by James Kudelka and Malcolm the puppet, with composer/pianist Dustin Peters. This is the first full-evening solo that James Kudelka has created for himself and is tailor made for the intimate Mimi Herrndorf studio theatre at The Citadel.
April 23, 8pm | $100
$25 (special artist rate at the door)
A fundraiser by Michael Caldwell for YWCA Toronto’s Beatrice House, a transitional living shelter for women. A celebration of women through dance, music, and visual art.
Chanson D’Ève features the Canadian premiere of Michael Caldwell’s Chanson D’Ève, a choreography for five luminous female dancers (Laurence Lemieux, Claudia Moore, Heidi Strauss, Linnea Swan, and Stéphanie Tremblay Abubo) followed by Gabriel Fauré’s song cycle of the same name. The piece is accompanied by mezzo soprano, Patricia Ruggles, and pianist, Paul Zeigler – both acclaimed for their work in New York City. With a blend of mysticism and sensuality, Chanson D’Ève details the life of Eve, from “newborn whispers” to the “breath of the dead”.
Patricia Ruggles sings the premiere of Paul Zeigler’s Hafiz Sufi Songs – a collection of six songs drawn from the poetry of Hafiz (1320-1389). The Sufis cherish the poetry of Hafiz as a perfect expression of the human experience of divine love.
Visual artist, Seth Ruggles Hiler has created a visual art series for exhibition at the event. www.sethruggleshiler.com