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Premiere – Dancing On The Edge 2014 July 4-6
Sarah Chase & Andrea Nann
Lighting by James Proudfoot

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Dancing On The Edge 2014 July 4-6 Vancouver, British Columbia
Conceived and Directed by Sarah Chase
in Creation with Andrea Nann
Lighting James Proudfoot
music Antoine Bedard & Justin Rutledge

A Crazy Kind of Hope

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presented by Centre for the Arts, Brock University

Friday April 11 at 7:30 p.m Performance Cabaret
Dreamwalker in collaboration with Centre for the Arts Brock University’s Niagara Shebang resident artists Aaron Berger, Brittany Brooks, Adam Buller /Thunderclap, Elizabeth Chitty, Mark Steiger and David Vivian join Dreamwalker artists Andrea Nann, Brendan Wyatt and video artist Elysha Poirier to present In Between Stories, an intimate multidisciplinary performance cabaret

Sullivan Mahoney Courthouse Theatre in St. Catharines, Ontario

This is a Pay-What-You-Can event with limited seating. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to Sara Palmieri, Marketing & Sales Manager spalmieri@brocku.ca

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Presented by River Run Artists in Residence

April 17th @ 7pm
Dreamwalker in collaboration with River Run Centre’s Guelph Shebang resident artists Ishra Blanco, Jenn Norton, Meg O’Donnell, Claire Tacon, Amadeo Ventura and Bry Webb open the doors to their creative process as they continue to investigate Feedback through dialogue, storytelling, music, movement, sound and video installation turning the Cooperators Hall into an open studio for the public to enjoy.  The event will also feature short dance performances by Dreamwalker Dance Company’s Andrea Nann and Brendan Wyatt.

Cooperators Hall River Run Centre Guelph Ontario
Admission is Free

Find out more about the artists and The Guelph Shebang.

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A vivid and highly kinetic evening of dances by Peggy Baker and Paul-André Fortier, music by Cha Ka Nin, Heather Schmidt, Alain Thibault, and performances by dancers Peggy Baker, Ric Brown, Mateo Galindo Torres, Sean Ling, Sahara Morimoto and Andrea Nann and musicians Max Christie, John Kameel Farah, and Shauna Rolston

he:she proposes contrasts between men and women, youth and age, silence and sound, old and new – and celebrates a world balanced by dualities.
March 28 – April 6, 2014
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street (map)
Tickets available online or  at 1-800-838-3006
Pre-show chat with Peggy Baker 30 minutes prior to each performance

The program includes:
Aleatoric Duet No. 2 (premiere) The word “aleatoric” means “randomly” and describes the chance procedure through which the choreography ofAleatoric Duet No. 2 is crafted. The piece draws from Peggy Baker’s unique history with two dancers – Andrea Nann and Sean Ling – and distills those physical elements into a wholly new dance. The music is improvised for each performance by pianist John Kameel Farah on electronics and keyboard.

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feeling a little brittle from the cold winter?
come and unfurl your inner spiral!
GYROKINESIS® with Andrea Nann
March 17 – 21, 2014
Back by popular demand, Andrea Nann will be teaching her one-week GYROKINESIS® Intensive inside Canada’s National Ballet School. This energetic exercise practice promotes core strength, balance, and freedom of movement! GYROKINESIS® is open to dancers and indviduals who practice yoga or pilates. Click here to reserve your spot or email natasha@peggybakerdance.com

March 17 – 21, 2014
Canada’s National Ballet School
400 Jarvis Street, Studio 5B
10:15 am – 11:45 am
$60 – full intensive
$15 – drop-in class

Hosted by Peggy Baker Dance Projects

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February 15 – March 1, 2014 at the Great Hall Black Box Theatre
1087 Queen St. W. (formerly The Theatre Centre) OPENING Feb 19, 7.30PM

>>>buy tickets $10 – $35

“Forgiveness – A Theatrical Poem”, a dance-theatre production by the Modern Times Stage Company, in association with Bora Bora Dance and Visual Theatre (Denmark), Don*Gnu (Denmark),  Laboratoriet (Denmark) and Dreamwalker Dance Company (Toronto)

Forgiveness photo by Zahra Saleki

photo by Zahra Saleki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direction: Soheil Parsa    Physical Concept: Don*Gnu
Choreographic Development: Andrea Nann, Jannik Elkaer Nielsen, Kristoffer Louis Andrup Pedersen.
Writers: Peter Farbridge, Soheil Parsa, Barbara Simonsen
Performers: Peter Farbridge, Stavroula Logothettis, Andrea Nann, Jannik Elkaer Nielsen, Kristoffer Louis Andrup Pedersen.
Designers: Thomas Ryder Payne (sound), Angela Thomas (costume), Michelle Ramsay (lighting), Lindsay Anne Black (set)

PREVIEWS Feb 15 and 18 @ 7.30PM, Feb 16 @ 2pm
OPENING Feb 19, 7.30PM
SHOWS Feb 20 – Mar 1: EVENING PERFORMANCES 7.30PM; SAT-SUN MATINEES 2PM
STUDENT MATINEE Feb 26; 2PM

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Actions of Compassion Workshop Participants

Modern Times Stage Company is presenting a number of ancillary events in conjunction with its presentation of ‘Forgiveness, a theatrical poem’, running Feb 15 – March 1, 2014 at the Great Hall Black Box Theatre, 1087 Queen St. West.
On Sunday February 23rd, we open our theatre space and invite the public to join us for Actions of Compassion, a unique workshop on Forgiveness led byDreamwalker Dance’s Andrea Nann.  This is an inclusive movement-based workshop that aims to increase the depth of human relations by encouraging connectivity and empathy through movement.
The workshop is open to all, regardless of ability or previous experience.
To RSVP, please email Andrea Nann dreamwalkerdance@gmail.com
Location: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. West
Date: Sunday February 23rd, 10am – noon please stay for our matinee performance of Forgiveness at 2pm (seating is limited)
tickets for all shows available In person at  one hour prior to performance start time (cash only).
and by phone at 416-538-0988
and online at http://tickets.ticketwise.ca/event/forgiveness

 

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A Crazy Kind of Hope

Premiere at Dance In Vancouver
created by Sarah Chase/Astrid Dance and Andrea Nann/Dreamwalker Dance Company
Wednesday November 20, 2013 @ 9pm + Saturday November 23, 2013 @ 7pm
Tickets>>> 

The hypnotic works of Sarah Chase are rooted in a distinctive style which combines words and stories with movement, underpinned by influences including mathematics, memory, and the natural landscape. Commissioned by Toronto’s Dreamwalker Dance Company, her new work for the exquisite dancer Andrea Nann integrates these elements to achieve a simple yet compelling aesthetic, full of poetic resonance.

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Nann and Okita

Between Us

Randall Okita, Andrea Nann | 2013

An investigation takes place in and around the perimeters of the camera lens, in a minimally prescribed conceptual performance about a collaboration between strangers.

Premiere Screening at Sprung Toronto reel asian International Film Festival
2013 November 13
8
pm at Innis Town Hall 2 Sussex Avenue, University of Toronto
>>>tickets 

Randall Okita is a Japanese Canadian director born in Calgary and based in Toronto. He is a recent CFC graduate and has a broad range of experience in feature films, television, commercials, and documentaries.

Andrea Nann and the Dreamwalker Dance Company’s creative mandate is to speak to the human experience and encourage investigation.

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photo by Zahra Saleki

October 26 at 7pm and October 27 at 4:30pm

at the Baillie Theatre in the Young Centre for the Performing Arts Presented at the Global Cabaret Festival in association with Soulpepper

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The program features Danny Grossman’s seminal work Higher (a piece for 2 dancers, 2 chairs and a ladder, set to a suite of Ray Charles songs).  Performed by dancers Brendan Wyatt and Andrea Nann.

The Whole Shebang Cabaret – STONED is a multi arts experience featuring music, dance, theatre, poetry, photography and experiential visual art.  It is a celebration of life’s intoxicating highs and lows, focusing on STONED as a sensation, the weightiness and levity of experiences and the pursuit of things that make us feel. There are literal references to stones, rolling and otherwise including Roy Kiyooka’s photographs Stoned Gloves offering a unique comment on absence and insight. Helen Yung’s Interstitials will visually and experientially make the 60 minute Cabaret a holistic multi-arts experience.

Featuring: Kate Alton, Gord Downie, Daniella Forget, Danny Grossman, Andrea Nann, Patricia O’Callaghan, Jonathan Schatzky, Brendan Wyatt, Helen Yung, Young Centre City Choir, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, and Sam Cash and the Romantic Dogs. Lighting design by Ken Mackenzie.

 

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                                                      Inside Creation      -     Vancouver, BC  July 25th tickets here>>>

photo by Chris Randle

In 2003 choreographer Andrea Nann collaborated with pottery artist and Chinese ink painter Wayne Ngan (Hornby Island), contemporary dance artists Alison Denham (Vancouver) and Kate Holden (Toronto) to create INK, a 40 minute dance performance inspired by Wayne Ngan’s holistic and embodied creative process of “making the invisible visible”. The piece was conceived on the beaches of Hornby Island, but has always been presented in theatrical venues. Now, 10 years later, the artists re-open the creation process during a 5-day artistic residency at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver. Here they will explore the deeper connections to nature and culture that are embedded in the work, excavating intersections where dance, visual art, classical landscapes and contemporary culture can interconnect and transform.

 Please join the artists on July 25th from 7:30pm-9:00pm as they invite you to share their experience Inside Creation through dialogue, video, dance and ink painting.

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The Grand Theatre Kingston
June 26 & 27, 2013

w/Melissa Gilroy, Chantal Thompson, Irina Skvortsova, Kyoko Ogoda, Terry Snider, Ebon Gage, Sophia Fabiilli, Alison Gowan, Melissa Mahady Wilton.  Artistic Instigator Andrea Nann. Intern Jacqueline Kaela Simpson.

Other public Shebang events at The Grand May 5, 2013 11am and June 25th, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm

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Guelph River Run Centre
April 18, 2013

w/ Ishra Blanco, Megan O’Donnell, Bry Webb, Amadeo Ventura, Claire Tacon and Jenn Norton. Artistic Instigator Andrea Nann

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photo by Lin Rosenszajn

St Catharine’s - April 24, 2013 at Brock Centre for the Arts w/ Aaron Berger, Brittany Brooks, Adam Buller, Elizabeth Chitty, Mary Jo Mullins, Mark Steiger, David Vivian, Danielle Wilson.  Artistic Instigator Andrea Nann. Interns Omar Efe & Lin Rozenszajn

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Dasein Dance Company presents
FLUX 2013 featuring Lacey Smith and Tyler Gledhill in When Aquamarine. Choreography by Andrea Nann Music by Tom Kuo with Anne Bourne Scenic Design Ken Mackenzie Lighting Design Simon Rossitor, Dramaturgy Helen Yung.

Saturday March 23, 2013 at The Palace Theatre.  Workshops with Andrea Nann on Saturday afternoon.  Information and tickets here>>>

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photo by Eric Overton for the Glenn Gould Foundation

Andrea Nann and Brendan Wyatt perform Sleepless Night a new work set to Glenn Gould‘s 1981 recording of the Goldberg Variations commissioned by the Glenn Gould Foundation.  Featuring lighting design by Oz Weaver and costume design by Cheryl Lalonde.
February 21, 2013 at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts at an event celebrating the 10th Laureate of the Glenn Gould Prize. visit http://glenngould.ca/ for information about the Prize or purchase tickets here >>>

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Up next for our friends at Peggy Baker Dance Projects‘ is Stereophonic Feb. 27-Mar 3 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre (Toronto) tickets>>>

Guest artist Andrea Nann is interviewed by Lisa Rainford for Bloor West Villager “To me, dance is a sublime language and I experience all forms of movement as dialects of communication. Some dance genres encourage personal expression and interpretation while others demand uniformity,” said the artistic director of Dreamwalker Dance Company. “Every person’s dance is unique and when they come into relationships with others, that experience is unique yet again. The greatest dance artists are able to share their connection to humanity through any genre, any situation.”

read the full article here >>>

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The Whole Shebang 2012 – One : Two : One
presented by Dreamwalker Dance Company
in association with Volcano Theatre
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Featuring
Kate Alton   Kate Franklin  Kate Holden  Johanna Bergfeldt,
Pulga Muchochoma  Alex & Ben Kamino   Susannah & Katie Mackay
Andrea Nann   Elysha Poirier   The Puppetmongers   Lucy Rupert
Brendan Wyatt  Kathrin Ollroge  Markus Stahl  Neema Bickersteth
Xin Wang  Helen Yung and more!
at Dancemakers and the Centre for Creation
November 23 & 24 @ 8pm (pre-show activities begin @ 7:30)
November 24 & 25 @ 2pm (pre-show activities begin @ 1:30)
The Historic Distillery District, 9 Trinity Street, Studios 313 + 314, Toronto
Info: dreamwalkerdance@gmail.com

Dreamwalker Dance Company, in association with Volcano Theatre, is bringing the 6th edition of The Whole Shebang to the Distillery November 23-25. The Whole Shebang: one:two:one questions the notion of identity by exploring twinning, mirroring, and unison in an exciting and deeply immersive program. Using movement, sound, spoken text, video, puppet theatre, mirrors, and photography, a tremendous line-up of critically acclaimed artists will draw audiences into a creative exploration of how one becomes two, and two becomes one. Tickets are available on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.ca/org/2737388520

Curious about the artists and their work?  Check out The Whole Shebang Blog

Curious about the theme? We’re curious about you! Take this personality quiz based on ideas and concepts the artists have been considering: http://wholeshebangblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/an-unusual-personality-quiz

Join our event on FaceBook

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photo by Peter Juranka

Nostalgia (Dinner & Performance Fundraiser) Monday, October 22, 2012 6 pm
Reception: Foo’s HoHo Restaurant, 102 East Pender Street, Vancouver
Performance: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 West Hastings Street in the City of Vancouver
Tickets: $100 + tax receipt for eligible amount ($75) | Info/RSVP: dreamwalkerdance@gmail.com

Vancouverites, save the date! This autumn, west coast residents are invited to experience Nostalgia, an evening of pioneering performance, culture and cuisine celebrating the history and future of Vancouver’s Chinese community and the Downtown Eastside on October 22, 2012, beginning at 6 pm.

A fundraiser in support of Dreamwalker Dance Company’s multi-faceted activities in performance, creation, and community engagement, Nostalgia opens with a dinner/reception at Foo’s HoHo Restaurant (102 East Pender Street), and culminates in an exclusive performance by Dreamwalker’s Andrea Nann and Brendan Wyatt in choreography by D.A Hoskins, Sarah Chase and Nann/Wyatt at Vancouver’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 West Hastings Street. Tickets are $100 per person, including $25 dinner and a $75 tax receipt. Limited seats are available and can be reserved via RSVP at dreamwalkerdance@gmail.com.

Co-presented by SFU Woodward’s and Dreamwalker Dance Company

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Whirl is a celebration of extraordinary talent and artistry.  The evening begins at 7:30pm on Sunday October 14th at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts with performances/presentations by the 16 nominees of the inaugural Young Centre Dance Awards.  It’s the finale event of the Global Cabaret Festival.
Featuring
Nova Bhattacharya Sylvie Bouchard
Marie-Josée Chartier Esmeralda Enrique Jasmyn Fyffe
Gadfly Robert Glumbek Laurence Lemieux
Claudia Moore Jacob Niedzwiecki Lenny De La Pena
Jon Reid Anjelica Scannura Cara Spooner
Heidi Strauss & William Yong
The performances will be followed by an Awards Ceremony at 8:30pm and a kick-up-your-heels Dance Party w/ DJ Serious and Vamps Like Us Go-Go dancers!
With these awards the Young Centre recognizes each of the 16 nominees for excellence in the category for which they are nominated and embraces their distinct and diverse artistic voices, ideas and virtuosic talents. The Young Centre also makes public their commitment to the greater dance community by expanding the spectrum of dance-centered activities. We hope you will join us for this celebration of the exceptional talent in our local community.
Whirl Concept and Artistic Direction Andrea Nann

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Damaru/Mudra (premiere) May 25-26, 2012, 8pm
Raagini Dance / Bageshree Vaze
Tickets/Info: $15-28, Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay W, Toronto
Artist talkback on May 25
Post-show gathering for donors on May 25

Damaru/Mudra features two new dance works commissioned by Raagini Dance. Damaru is choreographed and performed by Bageshree Vaze, and Mudra is created and performed by Andrea Nann with Bageshree Vaze and composer Phil Strong, also featuring musicians Debashis Sinha and Mark Korven, video design by Elysha Poirier, lighting design by Roelof Peter Snippe and outside eye/costume design by Peter Chin. Exploring the 28 hand gestures of Classical Indian Dance, Mudra continues Andrea’s ongoing investigation of opening traditional Asian art aesthetics into the contemporary dance milieu.

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Young Centre for the Performing Arts Open Studio presentation featuring the work of Resident Artist Waleed Abdulhamid with musicians Brian Dhari, John Ebata, Aaron Ferrera, Cory Sitek, dancers Saba Sabena Andrea Nann, and visual elements by Ken MacKenzie.

CABARET OF THE NILE
Date: Friday May 18, 2012
Time: 8 PM
Venue: Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Admission: Free, General Admission

Seating is first-come, first-served!

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Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Tank House Theatre
May 5 at 8:00pm  admission FREE
reserve seats

A play devised by the Young Centre Emerging Artists.

Emerging Artists: Kevin Birung, Gadda Damballa, Tom Kerr, Mark Marczyk, Julia Morson, Joe Pagnan and Alex Samaras
Mentors: Waleed Abdulhamid, Dennis Lee, Ken MacKenzie, John Millard, Andrea Nann, Patricia O’Callaghan and Gregory Oh

Program Leaders: Roberto Campanella, Ken MacKenzie and Charles Officer

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When Aquamarine

Saturday, March 17th, 2012 @ 8:30pm-9:30pm
The Tank House Theatre
The Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Free Admission!
Performers Tyler Gledhill & Lacey Smith
Choreographer Andrea Nann
Dramaturge Helen Yung
Composers Tom Kuo & Anne Bourne
Lighting Designer Simon Rossiter
Scenic Designer Ken MacKenzie
Commissioned by Dasein Dance Theatre

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Peggy Baker Dance Projects Touring to NYC ~ The Harkness Dance Festival presents a mixed repertoire evening featuring Peggy Baker in her 2008 award-winning solo, Portal, Peggy’s trio coalesce, performed by Sean LingSahara Morimoto and Andrea Nann to an electro-acoustic score by Debashis Sinha, and Doug Varone‘s entwined duet armour, danced by Baker and former longtime Varone company member, Larry Hahn.

February 24-26, 2012
NYC
evenings 8:oopm sunday matinee 3:00pm click here for more information

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Piano/Quartet photo by John Lauener

Peggy Baker Dance Projects presents
the sound and feel of it

January 20-22 and 25-29, 2012
evenings 8:30pm sunday matinees 4:00pm
at the Betty Oliphant Theatre 404 Jarvis Street Toronto
click here to purchase tickets or call 1-800-222-6608

featuring

three works by choreographer Peggy Baker
performed by Benjamin Kamino (solo), Ric BrownSean Ling, Sahara Morimoto, Andrea Nann (quartet) and Peggy Baker (solo)
music by Christos Hatzis and John Cage
performed by Beverley Johnston (solo marimba) and John Kameel Farah (solo piano)

click here to see rehearsal clips and to hear Peggy speak about the creative process for Piano/Quartet

and

click here to view highlights of filmmaker Wim Wenders in conversation with Peggy Baker discussing PINA

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photo by Paul Flude

Tumbling Into Light is multi-disciplinary performance that follows the narrative of a descent into darkness, and then a struggle to return back into light. It is a result of a collaboration between composer/musician/producer David Buchbinder, choreographer/dancer Andrea Nann, and composer/singer Dave Wall. Shows are at 8pm, Dec 1-4th 2011 at the Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Buy tickets online or call the Box Office at 416-973-4000

Also featuring Eddie Kastrau, Eroca Nicols, Peter Lutek, Tania Gill, Roula Said, Max Senitt, Dan Fortin, Tess Girard, Derek Gray, Matthew Roberts, Chase Lo, Jamee Valin, Jaash Singh, Victoria Buston, Anjelica Scannura, Nicole Horsford

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Young Centre for the Performing Arts presents The Word Festival
Festival details

A 400th anniversary celebration of the King James Bible and the works of Shakespeare through stage performances, lectures, improvisation, readings, movement and song.
Fri. November 25, 2011
to Sun. November 27, 2011

Song of Solomon
The Young Centre’s Resident Artists present two, free, open studio showcases of a new multidisciplinary work based on the Song of Solomon. Featuring: Roberto Campanella, Ken MacKenzie, John Millard, Aline Morales, Andrea Nann, Patricia O’Callaghan and Gregory Oh.

Free Event! Sat. November 26 at 8:15pm, Sun. November 27 at 6:30pm

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BravoFACT! short film directed by Nick de Pencier, Andrea Nann, and Elysha Poirier, featuring performance and choreography by Nann and Brendan Wyatt with music by Gord Downie.

Premiere screenings 9pm-2am October 1, 2011 as part of Out of Site: Contemporary Art Works on Queen Street West – Shorts Under the Stars during Nuit Blanche 2011

Animator: Elysha Poirier; Editing: Roland Schlimme; Lighting: David Duclos Producer: Mercury Films (Ontario)

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Tuesday September 27th, 2011 @ 8pm
Koerner Hall
273 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Tickets 416.408.0208
purchase online tickets.rcmusic.ca/public/hall.asp

Diasporic Genius, Royal Conservatory 2011-2012 Season, World Music, Jazz, Music From Across the Middle East Series, Royal Conservatory Presents
Andalusia to Toronto
David Buchbinder, Amanda Martinez, Michal Cohen, Bassam Bishara and Hilario Durán journey through a “golden” cultural age when Arabs, Jews, Muslims, and Christians lived, worked, and created together. w/ Aleksandar Gajic, Roberto Occhipinti, Mark Kelso, Fathi al Jarrah, John Johnson, Jamie Haddad, Roula Said, Esmeralda Enrique and Andrea Nann

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View our Beside Each Other Sizzle Reel on YouTube

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