photo by Brian Quirt
Incorporated in 2005 Dreamwalker Dance Company is a charitable non-profit organization that facilitates the creation, production, and sharing of art that explores and interprets the human experience so that artists and audiences alike can connect, awaken and be empowered. Our projects and activities strengthen connections between culturally diverse and multigenerational artists and audiences, with artistic excellence at the core of our practices, activities, and repertoire. Dreamwalker Dance Company fosters and celebrates inclusivity and is a bridge between how we live and how we feel.
Dreamwalker’s vision can be summed up in three words: engage, exchange, experience.
Our collaborative work opens doors within ourselves and between each other. Our repertoire raises issues of humanity and the choices that people make. We are dedicated to offering diverse individuals a safe place to explore, discover, and be challenged by actively seeking opportunities to convene, communicate and to co-create experiences with and beyond words, through the languages of our whole bodies. By moving together we explore what it is to be human.
Dreamwalker Dance Company acknowledges that we live and operate on sacred land that has been home to many Indigenous peoples for millennia. We acknowledge the diversity of the First Peoples and recognize the territories of the Wendat peoples, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabeg, The Chippewa, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Toronto comes from the Kanien’kéha word Tkaronto, which can be translated as “where the trees stand in water”. Tkaronto is subject of the The Dish With One Spoon wampum belt covenant, a treaty was made between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.
We are grateful to have the opportunity to live, dance, gather, share and connect with others on this territory.