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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Harbourfront Centres NextSteps Season Continues

TORONTO, ON (Jan. 21, 2010) Harbourfront Centres NextSteps 09|10 unrivalled season of globally inspired dance performances continues through May, 2010. Now in its fourth year, NextSteps is without parallel in the city and enables Torontos pre-eminent dance companies the opportunity to reflect the diversity of their broad international backgrounds and influences.

NextSteps offers Toronto audiences access to a selection of productions at the forefront of contemporary dance and responds to the creative spirit in Toronto and Canada, with a series of works that cross creative disciplines and boundaries.

From Jan. through May, NextSteps presents 13 companies, with a range of new works and the return of several perennial favourites at Harbourfront Centres two world class venues, the Fleck Dance Theatre and Enwave Theatre.

For tickets and information the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit

Harbourfront Centres Complete NextSteps 2010 Season Line-Up

Dance Ontario DanceWeekend 2010
Jan. 22, performances 7 p.m. 10 p.m., & Jan. 23 - 24, performances 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Fleck Dance Theatre
Tickets: $10 donation at the door
Hundreds of Torontos hottest dancers perform contemporary, b-boy, ballet, bellydance, bharatanatyam, jazz, flamenco, African and everything in between.

Arabesque Dance Company & Orchestra OUM (Mother)
Feb. 11 - 14, 8 p.m. & Feb. 13 - 14, 2 p.m., Fleck Dance Theatre
Tickets: $15 - $35
Arabesque features live acoustic Arabic music and vocals accompanying 18 dancers performing bellydance, whirling dervish and the ritual arts of the Middle East.

Toronto Dance Theatre - Pteros Tactics
World Premiere! Feb 16 - 20, 8 p.m., Fleck Dance Theatre
Tickets: $14 - $38
Toronto Dance Theatre presents 10 extraordinary dancers in Pteros Tactics, a world premiere by Christopher House.

Peggy Baker Dance Projects - confluence
World Premiere! Feb 24 - 27, 8 p.m. & Feb. 28, 4 p.m., Enwave Theatre
Tickets: $25 - $30
Making a long anticipated return to Harbourfront Centre, award winning dancer and choreographer Peggy Baker unveils an evening of premieres with outstanding dancers.

COBA (Collective of Black Artists) - Diasporic Dimensions
World Premiere! Feb. 26 27, 8 p.m. & Feb. 28, 3 p.m., Fleck Dance Theatre
Tickets: $18 - $32
COBA, now in its 17th season of dance and music, presents four world premieres exploring innovation, spirituality, and legacy.

DanceWorks DW180: Double Bill
Denise Fujiwara - Lost and Found with Susie Burpee - Fidelitys Edge
World Premieres! Mar. 4 6, 8 p.m., Enwave Theatre
Tickets: $18 $28
Celebrating her 30th anniversary in dance, Fujiwara performs a world premiere solo informed by butoh and post-modern techniques. Dora Mavor Moore recipient Burpee presents an unflinching and gritty look at the coarse underbelly of an intimate relationship.

March 18 - 20, 8 p.m., Fleck Dance Theatre Tickets: $18 $31
Following its celebrated debut in New York City, inDANCE presents BOX - a provocative global view of contemporary Indian dance.

DanceWorks DW181: Wen Wei Dance - Cock-Pit
Apr. 9 10, 8 p.m., Fleck Dance Theatre
Tickets: $18 - $28
Choreographer Wen Wei Wang's highly kinetic quintet for four men and one woman is inspired by his memories of student days in China.

Ballet Creole - Sankofa
Apr. 15 17, 8 p.m., Fleck Dance Theatre
Tickets: $20 $45
Intimate, poly-rhythmic and gravity-defying, Sankofa sparks emotion, solidifying a new direction while revealing the companys eclecticism from traditional to contemporary.

DanceWorks DW182: Compagnie La Otra Orilla - El 12
April 23 24, 8 p.m., Enwave Theatre
Tickets: $18 $28
Infused with the spirit of Spains Andalusia, the highly innovative flamenco company performs El 12, a work that explores the passage of time, waiting and loss.

DanceWorks DW 183: Ipsita Nova Dance Projects Isolated Incidents
May 13 15, 8 p.m., Enwave Theatre
Tickets: $18 $28
Nova Bhattacharya creates a series of solos that explore our understanding of the progression of life.

dance Immersion 2010 Showcase Presentation
May 27 - 29, 8 p.m., Fleck Dance Theatre
Tickets: $15 $30
An evening of expressive and revealing dance featuring works from some of the nations foremost up-and-coming dance artists.



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