Harbourfront Centre’s Director of Performing Arts, says, “Entering into
third year, HATCH is a key initiative in Harbourfront Centre’s
to develop local artists and their unique practices. Our partnership
resources and professional assistance to a new generation of engaging
innovative contemporary creators."
continues to expand its scope, this year including creators whose work
intersects with and expands theatrical tradition through dance and
performance. This season’s selected participants offer diverse and
thought-provoking works; from a surreal story interpretation through
the emotional strength of the solo performance, the first half of this
shines the light on boundary-pushing new performance. All those
the process of theatrical invention in theatrical invention will enjoy
following the progress of these unique performances and artists.
THE SEASON LINEUP:
November 7-13 - Stori Ya Collective in association with Upstage Productions, Stori Ya
A compelling one-woman drama written in English, Swahili and Nyamwezi featuring Dora
Award-winning artist Rhoma Spencer. Joan M. Kivanda fresh, bold script focuses on a woman whose life has been caught up in gender, racial and social constructions that follow her from
December 1-4 – Lucy Rupert /Blue Ceiling dance projects, Days of Mad Rabbits
Days of Mad Rabbits , choreographed by Lucy Rupert, dissects Lewis Carroll's famed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to affirms the individual's power to overthrow the upside-down world. Days of Mad Rabbits channels Lewis’s elusive and ubiquitous Mad Hatter and White Rabbit, as well as film icons Peter Lorre and Charlie Chaplin, exhumed and fragmented through a series of duets for dancers, puppet, and piano. Performance features Noah Keneally, Caroline Niklas-Gordon, Barbara Pallomina, and Lucy Rupert. Performances: December 1-3, at 8 p.m., December 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17.
The second half of the HATCH: emerging performance projects takes the Studio Theatre stage in the third week in February.
of February 20-26
– Collective Architecture, Down the
A disarmingly charming, wonderfully inventive play, filled with tremendous heart and humour, by emerging Quebecois playwright Steve Laplante, is presented by one of Toronto's most intriguing young ensemble companies. By cleverly transposing the hero’s epic journey from the mythic to the everyday, M. Laplante reminds us of how very mythic our everyday actually is. Down the Main Drag is a comic and touching example of how necessary the process of dealing with death renders our lives more livable.
Performance dates, times and ticket pricing yet to be determined.
of March 6-12 – Girl
Create/Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, She Said Saffron
Created in the summer of 2003 She Said Saffron is revised and mounted as an expanded, hour-long dance-theatre work. A young woman recounts stories of food, family and first kisses, all taking place in her first generation in
HATCH and Harbourfront Centre
The programme, now in its third season, provides venue and professional production assistance to selected Toronto performing arts companies who exhibit promise through a project in development. Each participating company is offered the Studio Theatre venue. Located inside York Quay Centre, the Studio Theatre is a proscenium arch theatre with a seating capacity of 196. The assistance package also includes technical production and assistance, box office backing and administrative assistance, marketing and media relations support, a one-week production run at Harbourfront Centre and professional development assistance with an eye towards the artists’ future endeavors. The ultimate goal is to strengthen Greater Toronto’s performing arts community by investing in and nurturing local players at various stages of their professional development.
Tickets for HATCH: emerging performance projects are available through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office. Ticket prices vary. Public information and tickets call 416-973-4000. For information check the website at: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/hatch <http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/hatch> ...
A Brief Listing of previous HATCH: emerging performance projects
Season One: 2003-2004
December, 2003––Nation of Aslan / Players by Nature, richardthesecond
December, 2003—emergency.exit, not for all this
March, 2004—Theatre Asylum, The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret
March, 2004—Suitcase In Point, Be Wearing
November, 2004--Pull'it Out Theatre, Fish Eyes
February, 2005–definition:blood, Wash Me Clean
March, 2005--Babes in Chains Collective, Klank
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