Bright Nights 2016/17

Welcome to Bright Nights – CLC’s performing arts series. Curated to resonate with the intimacy of The Citadel, the series features distinctive artists whose refined creations light up the nights in Regent Park.

*2017/18 Season Announcement coming soon*

The Citadel Box Office: 416.364.8011 ext. 1   /  Online tickets: CLC at EventBrite



JUNE 2017

Serpent People
June 15-17, 2017
Penny Couchie

Serpent People engages the artists of Aanmitaagzi, the community and artists of Nipissing First Nation/North Bay and our related communities and explores historic Indigenous serpent stories and figures.


Just Words
October 6-8, 2016
Serge Bennathan

Just Words  is a choreographic and poetry-based exploration of love, courage, fear, the place of the artist in society and what it means to stand up, to resist.


The Damage Done
November 22 - December 11, 2016
Canadian Rep Threatre

Painful, funny and searingly honest, George F. Walker’s The Damage Done follows Bobby and Tina during their mid-life crises and explored the ruins of a messy love affair amid the faint glimmer of hope.


Blue Valentine
February 15-18, 2017
Common People

A journey into the heart of loneliness, Blue Valentine is an intimate double bill performed by Andrew Hartley and Emma Kerson, featuring new works by Simon Renaud and Tedd Robinson.

MARCH 2017

Love, Sex & Brahms
March 16-19, 2017
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

An expanded version of James Kudelka’s Dora Award winning #lovesexbrahms will add the remaining five of Brahms Intermezzi for solo piano, featuring CLC dancers, Evelyn Hart, and Sarkis (the puppet) in the role of an enigmatic host.

APRIL 2017

March 31-April 1; April 5-8, 2017
Heidi Strauss & Amanda Acorn

On this double bill, Heidi Strauss’ baseline cycles between the practical and inconcrete by toying with truth, while Amanda Acorn’s multiform is a love letter to perpetual motion, drawing on the work of painter Mark Rothko.


Angikam 2015
September 25-27, 2015
The Choreographer’s Voice Showcase

Deepti Gupta pushes the boundaries of Kathak.


Les Paradis Perdus / Remix
October 14-17, 2015

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

A 2005 choreography re-created by Laurence Lemieux, inspired by childhood memories both fond and fearsome. Featuring original music and live performance by composer Christopher Butterfield.


Armstrong's War
November 12 - December 6, 2015
Canadian Rep Theatre

A chance encounter between a plucky 12-year-old girl, a Pathfinder, wheelchair-bound, and a 21-year old soldier in an Ottawa Rehab Hospital following a tour of duty in Afghanistan.


Larry’s Christmas Cabaret
December 17-19, 2015
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

Kick-back and celebrate the holidays with CLC’s hot and quirky Christmas cabaret, with a selection of local artists’ variety acts and a late-night bar.


February 10-13, 2016
Nova Dance

Created and performed by two bright lights on the Toronto dance scene, Nova Bhattacharya & Louis Laberge-Côté, Akshongay is a compelling and intimate duet offering a profound experience of love, loss, separation and connection.  


March 30-April 2, 2016
Sabina Perry

Cologne-based choreographer/performer Sabina Perry and Toronto-based performer Molly Johnson come together in an international collaboration to make a mixtape of the past – relive it, bury it, dig it up and have a laugh in this full evening of dance theatre solo work. A full-evening World Premiere of two newly created works: Funny Girl and Funeral For My 20s.

MAY 2016

Against Nature | À Rebours
May 5-8, 11-15, 2016
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

The second in a series of music/dance/theatre pieces by James Kudelka, featuring original music by James Rolfe, Libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin and inspired by a book of the same name by author Joris-Karl Huysmans.

JUNE 2016

Douce Tourmente
June 15-18, 2016
DORSALE danse/Sylvie Desrosiers

A journey in to the heart of human relationships, douce tourmente is a moving and dynamic duet performed by Heidi Strauss and Marc Boivin.

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