2020

*UNFORTUNATELY OUR TWO SHOWS PLANNED FOR MARCH AND JUNE 2020 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19; WE WILL POST UPDATES ABOUT THE RESCHEDULED SHOWS WHEN WE HAVE A BETTER HANDLE ON THE SITUATION.  STAY SAFE EVERYONE!

March 28 - Din of Shadows x D'Arcy Symposium

We are pairing up with multi-arts presenter D'Arcy Symposium to present this event, which will take the form of a 70-minute show within a larger art party.
The show itself is a 70-minute work for 7 musicians (4 percussion, 2 vox, guitar), 4 dancers, 4 projectors, voice-over narration, and ambient electronics. It is set up as an immersive performance installation: performances happen in 6 spaces of the venue simultaneously, with no physical barriers between performers and spectators. Audience members can talk, eat, drink, and move around freely throughout the work.
The overall event, presented by D'Arcy Symposium, is an art gallery/ dance party that extends well beyond the show itself. 4 visual artists will be displaying art on the walls of the venue, there will be 2 DJ sets (starting at 9pm), and there will be a bar setup for the entire event. Guests can choose to come after the show ends around 8:45pm (to see visual art, DJs, etc.).

Details

Date: Saturday March 28, 2020
Times: Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 7:30pm, Post-Show @9pm
Location: 15 D'Arcy St., Toronto
Price: $20 show + post-show, $5 post-show only

Collaborators

Angela Blumberg - Choreographer/ Dancer
Kendra Epik - Dancer
Ryan Faubert - Videographer
Melissa Hart - Dancer
Quinn Jacobs - Composer/ Guitar/ Percussion
Nikki Joshi - Percussion
Heidi Lorenz - Dancer
Louis Pino - Percussion
Kate Schroder - Voice
Jonny Smith - Percussion
Joyce To - Percussion
Nick Toyne - Voice
Authors: John Cage, Ryan Faubert, Haruki Murakami, Plato, Helen Schucman, Gertrude Stein
Visual artists: Zuna Amir, Enzo Mazzotta, Emily Nalangan, Anastasia Tarkhanova

June 20 - Din of Shadows VI: Mortal Chorus

Our sixth production is an ode to the human voice, a staple of the experimental music theatre world in which we operate.  The show will consist of four works that feature the voice in different forms: singing vs. speaking, live vs. recorded, natural vs. processed. 
The programme includes two premieres: a self-reflective mixed media trio by Angela Blumberg and Julia Mermelstein, and a nomadic sound installation for six performers by Quinn Jacobs.  Alongside these new works are two recent gems of the genre: Cecilia Livingston’s ear-bending quartet Strange Flesh, with new choreography for four dancers by Angela Blumberg, and Matt Curlee’s speaking percussion solo The Yellow Wallpaper, a vastly tactile Victorian declamation based on the short story of the same name by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
More info on The Music Gallery's website.

Details

Date: Saturday June 20, 2020
Time: 8:00pm
Location: 918 Bathurst St., Toronto

Collaborators

Amahl Arulanandam - Cello
Angela Blumberg - Choreographer/ Dancer
Matt Curlee - Composer
Emilie Gélinas-Noble - Violin/Viola
Quinn Jacobs - Composer/ Performer
Nikki Joshi - Percussion/ Voice
Cecilia Livingston - Composer
Julia Mermelstein - Composer
Markéta Ornova - Piano
Clarisse Tonigussi - Voice
Erinn Acland - Poster and Programme Art
Ryan Faubert - Photographer/ Videographer