The Ontario Contemporary Circus Showcase
Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8, Canada
In its inaugural year, the Ontario Contemporary Circus Showcase aims to bring together a wide array of conntemporary circus artists from across Ontario to share works with local presenters and the public. Artists and presenters will network and collaborate through panel discussions a "speed dating" pitch session, and artists are also invited to presentations from local and national circus organizations.
The weekend culminates on Sunday, July 30, 2019, in a performance showcase. During this showcase audiences can expect to be amazed by feats of strength and agility, and expressions of artistic beauty from artists. Hosted by Toronto clowning duo Philip and Lucinda (Grand SaltoTheatre - Myque Franz and Zita Nyarady), performers will include attendees of Erin Ball's Amputee Circus Camp, the Lonely Child Project (Angola Murdoch, Stacie Dunlop, and Holly Treddenick), Rebecca Leonard and Amy Hull (A Girl in the Sky Productions and Thin Edge New Music Collective), Thomas Vaccaro (Peterborough Academy for Circus Arts), Mary Margaret Scrimger, and Miranda S Tempest and Laura Griffin (Illuminair Entertainment).
Co-Produced by Femmes du Feu and TO Live in association with the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
Schedule (subject to change)
9:00-9:15am: Check in
9:30-10:30am: Funding presentation by Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada- Nathalie Hébert
10:30-11:00am: Presentation by En Piste - Regroupement national des arts du cirque- Christine Bouchard
11:00-11:30am: Presentation by Anahareo Dölle about St. John's International CircusFest
11:45am-12:30pm: Panel Discussion: Risk And Inclusion In Circus. Facilitated by Jacqueline Suzanne Houghton, speakers include: Erin Ball (Kingston), Tina Carter (UK), Yolanda Bonnell (Toronto)
1:00-2:00pm: Speed Dating event. Presenters: Lookup Theatre, Britt Howlett & Emily Hughes, Femmes du Feu and Deflying Fitness
3:00-4:00pm: SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE featuring:
The Grand Salto Theatre (Zita Nyarady & Myque Franz) (hosting)
Stacie Dunlop/ Angola Murdoch/ Holly Treddenick for the Lonely Child Project
IlluminAir Entertainment (Miranda S Tempest & Laura Griffin)
Peterborough Academy for Circus Arts (Thomas Vaccaro)
Erin Ball with her Amputee Camp 2019
A Girl In The Sky Productions (Rebecca Devi Leonard) & Thin Edge New Music Collective featuring Amy Hull
4:00-6:00pm Networking reception, beverages & snacks