A huge thank you goes out to everyone at the Canada Dance Festival, Jeanne Holmes, Jason Dubois, Sioned Watkins, all the families and choreographers who lived and danced the creations, all their wonderful volunteers and the amazing audience that came out to see Porch View Dances open the festival last weekend on June 4, 2016!

Take a look at some amazing photos below!



Time: July 9th, 2016 * 1:30 - 5:30pm
Where: Dovercourt House, 3rd Floor (805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2X4)
Fee: $50, or $40 Early Bird Special before June 15! CADA Discount Available.  
Registration: Email or call 416-519-6030 now! Facebook

This four-hour workshop is an introduction to Kokoro Dance's approach to butoh training. Butoh is a Japanese dance aesthetic that began in the late 1950's through the work of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. It is a radically different understanding of how meaning is derived from movement as it is grounded in the conviction that we each have our own original way of moving. Butoh is the search for your own movement expression. Common to most butoh practice is the use of imagery to motivate exploration of how your body uniquely responds to express meaning.
In this workshop, after an initial physical warm-up period, we will begin by learning how to understand what the butoh body is. We will change how we carry our bodies by changing our understanding of what our body is. We will change our sense of time and space by entering into a different understanding of time and space by paying attention to negative space and time, the space between events instead of focussing on the events themselves. We will explore how a string of non-narrative images can transform into meaningful choreography.
About Kokoro Dance
Founded by Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi in 1986, Kokoro Dance has since created over 190 dance works and presented over 1,000 performances in Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania, Argentina, and the United States. In 1998, Kokoro Dance initiated the Vancouver International Butoh Festival that evolved, in 2000, to become the Vancouver International Dance Festival that annually presents Canadian and international contemporary dance artists in performances and workshops during a three-week period in the month of March.



We are so excited to be partnering with Basecamp Climbing  for Porch View Dances in Seaton Village this year! They will be hosting our Friday, July 16th, 7pm performance with a post-performance reception at the Basecamp Climbing location on 677 Bloor St. West. Please join us in welcoming this wonderful community-minded business to the Annex neighbourhood.

Basecamp Climbing

Basecamp Climbing is Toronto's most central rock-climbing gym, located directly across from Christie subway station. With over 7,000 square feet of climbing surface and 68 routes, Basecamp is truly a gym for climbers of all skill levels. Featuring, slab, flat wall climbs, overhang climbing, a large prow for tough lead climbs and walls that are nearly 40 feet tall, we are proud to say that Basecamp is the tallest and most accessible gym in the city. 



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Border Crossings:
Click HERE to read a wonderful article about all the Canadian connections at the the 2016 edition of the Red Noroeste de Festivales de Danza in Mexico!

Cross-Canada Checkup:
A wonderful article about the Canada Dance Festival, click HERE!

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Porch View Dances Kitchener- Click HERE

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