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The Department of Dance presents Dance Innovations 2022: Escalate

Dance Innovations 2022: Escalate features the new choreographic works of 23 fourth year BFA majors performed by students engaged in all levels of York’s programs in Dance. As we collectively find ourselves in an unusual moment moving toward a post-pandemic existence, the choreographers are investigating what this means for their creative work. Escalate examines the ways in which we have the capacity to take things into our own hands, individually and collectively, to press against systems and structures that don’t allow for personal agency. These choreographers are inspired to tell their stories, exhibit states of consciousness, and engage the audience in the visceral act of dance-making. The two series feature world premieres by fourth year choreographers and a reconstruction of three connected dances by Professor Modesto Amegago for the Department’s third year Performance class. Students are guided by faculty at every level of creation, performance, lighting design and production and it is the students who collaborate to run Dance Innovations, staged in the McLean Performance Studio, November 23, 24 and 25 at 7pm and 8:30pm.Artistic Director: Tracey NormanCourse Director 3rd year Performance: Modesto AmegagoProduction Manager: Andrew McCormackLighting Designer and Course Director: Jennifer JimenezStage Manager: Sophia FabianoDance Innovations: EscalateSeries A: Resistance – Wed, Nov 23 – Fri, Nov 25 @7pmFeatures a reconstruction by Professor Modesto Amegago in collaboration with the 3rd year Performance class and new choreographic works by fourth year students with student lighting design and production support.Series B: Rebellion – Wed, Nov 23 – Fri, Nov 25 @8:30pmFeatures new choreographic works by fourth year students with student lighting design and production support.Tickets: $22.00Advance (until Sunday Nov 20th): $ 15.00

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Nov 23 - 25 2022


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


McLean Performance Studio | 244 Accolade East @ 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
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