ProArteDanza Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Season 2014 – a stunning retrospective of acclaimed works –

Toronto, September 16, 2014 –ProArteDanza, the highly acclaimed Toronto dance company that seamlessly blends ballet and modern dance, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a stunning retrospective. Featuring the Outstanding Choreography Dora Award winner …in between…, co-created by Artistic Director Roberto Campanella and Artistic AssociateRobert Glumbek, Season 2014 also includes excerpts of past repertoire from them as well as from guest choreographers Guillaume Côté and Kevin O’Day (with Luches Huddleston Jr.). This not-to-be-missed outstanding evening of dance runs October 1-4 at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre as part of NextSteps.

Campanella, a former soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, co-founded ProArteDanza in 2004 with Joanna Ivey in order to break down the barriers separating the worlds of classical ballet and contemporary dance. Campanella and Ivey soon invited Glumbek to serve as the company’s Artistic Associate, formalizing a fruitful artistic relationship. Campanella and Glumbek’s collaboration has been central to ProArteDanza success in showcasing the brightest talents from the worlds of ballet and modern dance to critical acclaim and sold-out houses, pushing the boundaries of technical skill and artistic expression. And Season 2014 will show that off wondrously, featuring an ensemble of some of Toronto’s most accomplished and sought-after dancers: Marc Cardarelli, Tyler Gledhill, Mami Hata, Kristy Kennedy, Benjamin Landsberg, Ryan Lee, Erin Poole, Anisa Tejpar, and apprentice Jessica Ames. Campanella and Glumbek perform in specific excerpts as well.

Called “the best small-scale contemporary ballet company in Canada” by the Globe and Mail (2012), ProArteDanza’s Season 2014 honours the last decade with a program that highlights both the beauty and all-out athleticism of its work.

The first act sees a revival of the award-winning …in between… (2010), co-choreographed by Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek and performed by the ensemble. Embracing destabilization, reinvention and resilience, Šin betweenŠ delivers heart-stopping dance that reveals startling moments of honesty, humour and insight. It was Campanella and Glumbek’s first full-length collaboration, and showcased a breakthrough fusion of their choreographic languages.

The second act features nine short excerpts from other past creations, including works by Kevin O’Day and Guillaume Côté, whose support has been vital to ProArteDanza over the past decade. Interspersing these excerpts are videos featuring archival footage of rehearsals by the original performers of the pieces. The nine excerpts are from:

 

–          fractals: a pattern in chaos (2011)

–          Still (2006)

–          Nothing Twice (2004)

 

–          Contemplation of Betrayal (2004)

–          Unfinished 32 (2005)

 

–          We will (2008)

 

–          Subsistence (Mannheim Ballet 2005, ProArteDanza 2006)

 

–          Full Bloom (2010)

–          Beethoven’s 9th – 1st Movement (2009)

ProArteDanza was founded in 2004 by former National Ballet of Canada dancer and renowned choreographer Roberto Campanella and Joanna Ivey as a unique and visionary dance company. With collaborator Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek, the company committed to breaking down the barriers between the worlds of ballet and modern dance and to showcase the brightest talents from both as it pushes the boundaries of technical skill and artistic expression. The fusion of two diverse disciplines celebrates the vibrant potency of both, and demonstrates that choreography can bridge the common divide between each art form. Through this unique fusion, ProArteDanza offers established dancers the opportunity to continue to share their artistry and inspire younger artists by providing a platform that crosses the boundaries of technical skill and artistic expression. Mixing generations, disciplines and artistic visions allows the company to build a new, cohesive and inclusive world for many dancers, and to develop audiences for both ballet and modern dance.

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

ProArteDanza presents Season 2014

 – a stunning retrospective of acclaimed works –

Choreography by:

Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbek, Guillaume Côté, Kevin O’Day (with Luches Huddleston Jr.)

Lighting Design: Arun Srinivasan

Costume Design: Melanie McNeil

Performed by: Marc Cardarelli, Tyler Gledhill, Mami Hata, Kristy Kennedy, Ryan Lee, Erin Poole, Anisa Tejpar and apprentice Jessica Ames with appearances by Robert Glumbek and Roberto Campanella

Wednesday, October 1 to Saturday, October 4, 2014 – 8PM

part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps series at Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Regular tickets: $20-$40 plus services charges (discounts for students, seniors)

Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000 OR online at http://proartedanza.com

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