Collapsing The Night: An Immersive Dance Experience
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Collapsing The Night: An Immersive Dance Experience

Collapsing The Night is an immersive dance experience in the exquisite surroundings of the Tropical Greenhouse in Gage Park, Hamilton. Live music, interactive projection and choreography will safely guide you on a journey through the internal wilderness of the human condition. We will celebrate our diverse community and connect through this experience.

What is an immersive dance experience?

  • There is no stage.

  • The performances will happen all around you.

  • You can choose how to view the work.

  • Like visiting an art gallery you will walk through the Tropical Greenhouse and experience the performance.

How will we walk through Collapsing The Night?

Arrival - You will be asked to check your coat and belongings. Please leave all valuables, large bags and purses at home. You will be given a Guide who will lead you through Collapsing The Night.

Journey - Leading by example, your Guide will offer suggestions on how to be in the space. Your Guide will lead you through the Greenhouse. This Guide is also a performer. You can move with them, and interact.

Conclusion - You will have to come and find out how this magical evening will conclude.

As an audience member, you can choose how much you would like to be immersed and participate in the show. These options are provided to ensure each audience member selects the experience that they will enjoy most. Click Buy Ticket to read more about the ticket options, pricing and cast.

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Collapsing The Night: An Immersive Dance Experience
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Collapsing The Night: An Immersive Dance Experience

Collapsing The Night is an immersive dance experience in the exquisite surroundings of the Tropical Greenhouse in Gage Park, Hamilton. Live music, interactive projection and choreography will safely guide you on a journey through the internal wilderness of the human condition. We will celebrate our diverse community and connect through this experience.

What is an immersive dance experience?

  • There is no stage.

  • The performances will happen all around you.

  • You can choose how to view the work.

  • Like visiting an art gallery you will walk through the Tropical Greenhouse and experience the performance.

How will we walk through Collapsing The Night?

Arrival - You will be asked to check your coat and belongings. Please leave all valuables, large bags and purses at home. You will be given a Guide who will lead you through Collapsing The Night.

Journey - Leading by example, your Guide will offer suggestions on how to be in the space. Your Guide will lead you through the Greenhouse. This Guide is also a performer. You can move with them, and interact.

Conclusion - You will have to come and find out how this magical evening will conclude.

As an audience member, you can choose how much you would like to be immersed and participate in the show. These options are provided to ensure each audience member selects the experience that they will enjoy most. Click Buy Ticket to read more about the ticket options, pricing and cast.

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PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion

Aeris Körper is proud to present the second season and sixth edition of PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion. PROSPECTS brings together local enthusiasts of art and dance with choreographers from the local, regional and international dance community to cultivate creative community dialogue.

Audience members will witness new and in-progress contemporary dance works whose themes will provide the foundation for the evening's dialogue, “IDENTITY: How do we define ourselves? How does our cultural background define us?” Each work will be followed by a Q&A discussion led by each choreographer, giving the audience an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and further examine the ideas presented. There will also be an opportunity to provide written feedback.

“This interactive, informal event brings together community members to share ideas, to learn about contemporary dance and to bring life to the local arts in Burlington,” said Lisa Emmons, Artistic Director. 

Works will be presented by featured guest choreographers:

Shannon Kitchings, Gavin Law, SaMel Tanz, Dana Macdonald, Cheyenne Sapphire, Lisa Emmons

Many thanks to the City of Burlington Arts and Culture Fund grant for their continued support and Nickel Brook Brewery.

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Elvis & The Man In Black Pre-Show Performance
Oct
18
7:20 PM19:20

Elvis & The Man In Black Pre-Show Performance

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Performing in the beautiful atrium of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, we’ll be sharing an inside view into our creation process for our upcoming show, Collapsing The Night. See this sneak peak into the inside of the creative engine that will produce a full length work in a month’s time.

Performers: Mikaela Demers, Lisa Emmons and Mayumi Lashbrook. Choreography and commentary: Lisa Emmons

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PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion
Jun
1
6:30 PM18:30

PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion

Aeris Körper is proud to announce the fifth edition of PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion. PROSPECTS brings together local enthusiasts of art and dance with choreographers from the local, regional and international dance community to cultivate creative community dialogue.


Audience members will witness new and in-progress contemporary dance works whose themes will provide the foundation for the evening's dialogue, “SOCIAL JUSTICE: Equality, privilege, society and human rights. What are the ways in which human rights are manifested in the everyday lives at every level of society?: ” Each work will be followed by a Q&A discussion led by each choreographer, giving the audience an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and further examine the ideas presented. There will also be an opportunity to provide written feedback.

“This interactive, informal event brings together community members to share ideas, to learn about contemporary dance and to bring life to the local arts in Burlington,” said Lisa Emmons, Artistic Director.

Guest Choreographers:

Beekaa Abraham

Sandhya Desai

Kendra Epik

Aestrid Jakasa

Amanda Pye

Event Details:

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

7:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Burlington Student Theatre, 2131 Prospect Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 1Z2

General Admission tickets are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door (cash only).

Box office opens at 6:15pm. Cash Bar.



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Opening
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Opening

An evening of connection, creativity and movement in the company of free spirits, inspired by a simple yet profound intention: Opening.

Participants will enjoy communal dining, open bar, performances, and DJ sets taking us until the wee hours. Please arrive for 730pm, with an open mind. ;)

Creative contributions on the theme from Brain Food, Brooke Manning, Cheyenne Sapphire, Form CDT, Joseph of Mercury, Kaelen Ohm, Mose, Patrick Silverio, The Path Unfolding, Vasanti Kea and others.

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Vivid Voyage
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Vivid Voyage

  • 2131 Prospect Street Burlington, ON, L7R 1Z2 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Vivid Voyage is a contemporary dance performance exploring the terrain of our thoughts, feelings and experiences.  It is about growth, and the journey through our lives to create connections with those we love. This is a mixed program of two solo works featuring performance and choreography by Lisa Emmons and Mayumi Lashbook. Internal Wilderness (Choreographed by Emmons and performed by Lashbrook) is physical, beautiful and filled with images of struggle and triumph. The choreography exists in an interactive environment  bringing memories of a shared moment together into a heartwarming experience. Parting Ways (Choreographed by Lashbrook and performed by Emmons) explores the pull of two opposing forces, and the care, thought and process needed to find a balance between the two. The journey into the spectrum of possibilities of any question; yes/no, black/white, right/wrong and all the options between each dichotomy. 

"Lisa Emmons and Mayumi Lashbrook –
contemporary dancers with an electric connection both with
each other and with their audience."

John Hinton, Fringe Review, July 2016

Photo credit: Marlowe Porter Photography


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Vivid Voyage
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Vivid Voyage

  • 2131 Prospect Street Burlington, ON, L7R 1Z2 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Vivid Voyage is a contemporary dance performance exploring the terrain of our thoughts, feelings and experiences.  It is about growth, and the journey through our lives to create connections with those we love. This is a mixed program of two solo works featuring performance and choreography by Lisa Emmons and Mayumi Lashbook. Internal Wilderness (Choreographed by Emmons and performed by Lashbrook) is physical, beautiful and filled with images of struggle and triumph. The choreography exists in an interactive environment  bringing memories of a shared moment together into a heartwarming experience. Parting Ways (Choreographed by Lashbrook and performed by Emmons) explores the pull of two opposing forces, and the care, thought and process needed to find a balance between the two. The journey into the spectrum of possibilities of any question; yes/no, black/white, right/wrong and all the options between each dichotomy. 

"Lisa Emmons and Mayumi Lashbrook –
contemporary dancers with an electric connection both with
each other and with their audience."

John Hinton, Fringe Review, July 2016

Photo Credit: Marlowe Porter Photography


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PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion

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Local art patrons are invited to join regional choreographers of contemporary dance to explore themes of identity, relationship and connection in a casual, intimate setting


Form CDT is proud to announce launch of the second season and fourth edition of PROSPECTS: an evening of drinks, dance and discussion. PROSPECTS brings together local enthusiasts of art and dance with choreographers from the local, regional and international dance community to cultivate creative community dialogue.

Audience members will witness new and in-progress contemporary dance works whose themes will provide the foundation for the evening's dialogue, “RELATIONSHIP AND CONNECTION: How do we relate to what is around us?”. Each work will be followed by a Q&A discussion led by each choreographer, giving the audience an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and further examine the ideas presented. There will also be an opportunity to provide written feedback.

“This interactive, informal event brings together community members to share ideas, to learn about contemporary dance and to bring life to the local arts in Burlington,” said Lisa Emmons, Artistic Director, Form CDT. “We are particularly excited for this edition of Prospects where we'll be announcing the company's new name and artistic direction. Our company has evolved and grown, and we look forward to bringing our community with us along this journey.”

Works will be presented by featured guest choreographers:

Yugali Bharote, Mikaela Demers, Rachel Facchini, Jennifer Harrison and Shannon Kitchings

Advanced online Early Bird Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite:


Additional editions in the Prospects 2019 series will take place on Saturday, June 1 and Saturday, October 19.

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PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion

Form CDT is proud to share its third edition of an exciting new series of events dedicated to cultivating creative dialogue and connections for local dance and art enthusiasts.  PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion is an informal evening for choreographers and audience members to connect and discuss the inspiration and evolution of works related to a chosen theme.

Choreographers with diverse dance practices and cultural backgrounds have been invited to present new and in-progress works surrounding the event's theme, “IDENTITY: How do we define ourselves? How does  our cultural background define us?”. Each piece will be followed by a Q&A with the audience, and there will also be an opportunity to submit written feedback. PROSPECTS is an exciting and rare opportunity for local enthusiasts of art and dance to engage with choreographers from the local, regional and international dance community.

Featured guest choreographers include Angela Deiseach, Peter Kelly, Jillian Pever and Sasha Speed

Advanced online Early Bird Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite:

General Admission - $20.00

Or at the door (cash only - price increase). Box office opens at 6:15pm. Cash Bar.


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PROSPECTS: an evening of drinks, dance and discussion
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

PROSPECTS: an evening of drinks, dance and discussion

PROSPECTS opens a space for choreographers to present short works, excerpts, or works in progress around a specific theme, and invites the audience to give their feedback while enjoying multiple glasses of wine! 

The theme for the July PROSPECTS is SOCIAL JUSTICE: What are the ways in which human rights are manifested in the everyday lives at every level of society?

Work by Form CDT artist Lisa Ann Emmons and Mayumi Lashbrook
Featuring guest choreographers Nicola AdilmanNyda Kwasowsky and Jamee Valin.

Come enjoy an evening of discussion, art & dance!

Photo Credit:  Francesca Chudnoff   Choreographer and Dance Artist:  Nyda Kwasowsky    

Photo Credit: Francesca Chudnoff

Choreographer and Dance Artist: Nyda Kwasowsky

 

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Dancing at Redchurch: Hamilton Arts Week
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Dancing at Redchurch: Hamilton Arts Week

Lisa Emmons shares three new solo works:

Benediction for Everyday Losses
A letter from Martha Graham to Amy Winehouse two days too late
Golden Slumbers
Tickets are available at the door. The event is pay-what-you-can with a suggested ticket price of $20.00. 

We will dance, we will sing, look at some art and sip some tea. Hope you can come!

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Hamilton Arts Awards: Luminous Beings
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Hamilton Arts Awards: Luminous Beings

OPTICKS (John Smith, Andrew O’Connor, Lee Skinner, Troy Witherow, Aaron Campbell) and Form Contemporary Dance Theatre (Lisa Emmons and Josh Taylor) collaborate on an immersive dance and video installation.  Encounter space and time through a world composed of radiant physicality, ambient audioscapes, and experimental projections.

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PROSPECTS: an evening of drinks, dance and discussion
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

PROSPECTS: an evening of drinks, dance and discussion

Form CDT is proud to produce PROSPECTS: an evening of drinks, dance and discussion at the Burlington Student Theatre. PROSPECTS opens a space for choreographers to present short works, excerpts, or works in progress around a specific theme, and invites the audience to give their feedback while enjoying multiple glasses of wine! 

The theme for the April PROSPECTS is RELATIONSHIP AND CONNECTION: How do we relate to what is around us?

Work by Form CDT Artistic Directors Mayumi Lashbrook and Mateo Galindo Torres. With special performance by transFORM contemporary dance students.

Featuring guest choreographers Mikaela DemersSofi Gudino and Sarah Koekoek!

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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Cascade (at Art Forms)

CASCADE celebrates 10 of Hamilton’s Waterfalls, their beauty and majesty, through the dissection and reflection of their flow interpreted and applied into choreography. 

What is it about the Hamilton waterfalls that compels onlookers? 

PWYC Admittance ($15 suggestion)

 

Choreography: Lisa Emmons

Performance: Mayumi Lashbrook, Mateo Galindo Torres, and Lisa Emmons

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RE(Variations)
Feb
4
8:00 PM20:00

RE(Variations)

RE(Variations) is selection of three different works exploring exquisite beauty, brute strength and thrilling darkness.   l:Variations(Parentheses) and Revel  combine extremes in emotional content and vulnerability paired with dynamic physicality. All three works will be seen for the first time in Toronto.  

 “Form Contemporary Dance Theatre ignites a radiant rebellion on stage”  Veronica Appia, Editor-in-chief, The Theatre Reader.

Please follow this link to the DanceWorks CoWorks Series. 

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RE(Variations)
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

RE(Variations)

RE(Variations) is selection of three different works exploring exquisite beauty, brute strength and thrilling darkness.   l:Variations(Parentheses) and Revel  combine extremes in emotional content and vulnerability paired with dynamic physicality. All three works will be seen for the first time in Toronto.  

 “Form Contemporary Dance Theatre ignites a radiant rebellion on stage”  Veronica Appia, Editor-in-chief, The Theatre Reader.

Please follow this link to the DanceWorks CoWorks Series. 

 

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RE(Variations)
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

RE(Variations)

RE(Variations) is selection of three different works exploring exquisite beauty, brute strength and thrilling darkness.   l:Variations(Parentheses) and Revel  combine extremes in emotional content and vulnerability paired with dynamic physicality. All three works will be seen for the first time in Toronto.  

 “Form Contemporary Dance Theatre ignites a radiant rebellion on stage”  Veronica Appia, Editor-in-chief, The Theatre Reader.

Please follow this link to the DanceWorks CoWorks Series. 

 

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Variations of Silence
Jan
14
7:30 PM19:30

Variations of Silence

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Variations of Silence takes the audience on an intoxicating journey through three separate and distinct dance works: I:VariationsRevel, and Storm and SilenceStorm and Silence hit the stage 2014 to rave reviews and will resurface, as per request in this 2017 presentation with new life and deeper meaning. Revel, will be a premiere for the company, featuring and choreographed by the three Form CDT Artistic Directors. This playful piece will explore what it is to 'revel' and the facets happiness plays in our lives. I:Variations will also be a premiere work combining dance with live visual art. In its exploration of the conscious and subconscious, it will pose the question of what comes first?

“Storm & Silence by Form Contemporary Dance Theatre is beautiful, lyrical, sophisticated, and a pleasure to watch” - View Magazine

To purchase tickets, please follow the link. 

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Variations of Silence
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Variations of Silence

  • The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Variations of Silence takes the audience on an intoxicating journey through three separate and distinct dance works: I:VariationsRevel, and Storm and SilenceStorm and Silence hit the stage 2014 to rave reviews and will resurface, as per request in this 2017 presentation with new life and deeper meaning. Revel, will be a premiere for the company, featuring and choreographed by the three Form CDT Artistic Directors. This playful piece will explore what it is to 'revel' and the facets happiness plays in our lives. I:Variations will also be a premiere work combining dance with live visual art. In its exploration of the conscious and subconscious, it will pose the question of what comes first?

“Storm & Silence by Form Contemporary Dance Theatre is beautiful, lyrical, sophisticated, and a pleasure to watch” - View Magazine

To purchase tickets, please follow the link. 

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TRANSFORM: SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE
Aug
22
to Aug 26

TRANSFORM: SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

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In collaboration with The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Monday August 22‐ Friday August 26|10:00 am – 4:00 pm | The Burlington Performing Arts Centre | $200.00 + HST

A one‐week contemporary dance and movement intensive for dance artists to explore training, performance, dynamic movement and choreography. The week will conclude with an informal in‐studio performance. This 5 day intensive is intended for emerging professional dancers, professional dancers, and dance students who are interested in contemporary dance and Form CDT. We request that dancers are 14 years or older and have had a minimum of 3 years technical dance training. The day will begin with a morning contemporary technique class and lead into improvisation, exploring dynamic stage presence and exciting physicality. The afternoons will be spent exploring and learning a new collaborative choreography created by Form CDT artists.

Participants that commit to the full week will be given priority. Space for enrollment is limited in order to offer the best experience.

To register please email info@formcdt.ca with your your name, age, contact information, a very short statement of interest (150‐500 words), fun video link (youtube, vimeo, etc.) or photo (be creative). We will get back to you quickly!

OPTIONS and FEES


OPTION A: Full Workshop Including Technique Class, Improvisation and Afternoon Choreography Session

10:00‐4:00pm= $200.00 + HST

OPTION B: Full Week of Technique Class for the week 10:00‐11:30am = $80.00 + HST


OPTION C: For all ages and abilities: Improvisation for the week 11:45‐1:00pm = $60.00 + HST

OPTION D: Drop‐in rate for morning technique classes/improvisation open to professional and pre‐professional dancer artist = $20.00 + HST per class

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(Parentheses) at the Hamilton Fringe Festival
Jul
13
to Jul 24

(Parentheses) at the Hamilton Fringe Festival

(Parentheses) is a contemporary dance duet which explores darkness, beauty and longing. By definition, ‘parentheses’ delineate explanatory thoughts. The work explores the idea of ‘parentheses’ as personal elements of conversations that are often unspoken. The gallery setting cultivates the intimacy of the work. Be ready for a stimulating journey into movement.

 

DATES:

Friday July 15th @6:30-6:50pm

Saturday July 16th @7:30-7:50pm

Sunday July 17th @7:30-7:50pm

Friday July 22nd @8:30-8:50pm

Saturday July 23rd @1:30-1:50pm & 6:30-6:50pm

Sunday July 24th @ 6:30-6:50pm

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(un)boxed at the Toronto Fringe Festival
Jun
30
to Jul 10

(un)boxed at the Toronto Fringe Festival

Form CDT is appearing a guest artist in Jay9's TFF production (un)boxed

I:Solo - choreographed by Mateo Galindo Torres, performed by Lisa Emmons will appear in the mixed program.

I:Solo explores our insatiable need for expression, within the confines of our humanity, and the constant work of breaking through these rules: the everlasting work of attempting to break pre-conceived social behaviours and norms. 

DATES AND TIMES:

Thursday June 30th @6:30-7:30pm

Friday July 1st @ 10:00-11:00pm

Sunday July 3rd @4:30-5:30pm

Tuesday July 5th @ 6:15-7:15pm

Thursday July 7th @5:15-6:15pm

Saturday July 9th @9:15-10:15pm

Sunday July 10th @ 12:00-1:00pm 

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Naked Feet Salsa
May
15
5:00 PM17:00

Naked Feet Salsa

Come out and salsa with us! Move those hips, laugh a lot and support a great cause. Whether you're learning for the first time, or an experienced pro, this night is guaranteed fun! There will be food, drinks and merchandise for purchase, as well as silent auction items. All proceeds from the night will go towards supporting us, Form CDT, in our upcoming 2016/17 season. 
NO shoes required! (Cause let's be real, they hurt)
 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT

By Invitation Only!  

Please contact us info@formcdt.ca for an invitation - because we really want to invite you - and if you didn't receive an invitation it is because well, we don't have your email address!
RVSP REQUIRED

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Duende: Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
May
1
3:00 PM15:00

Duende: Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Please join us on May 1st to enjoy the evocative and stunning photography by Chris Lashbrook and see performances by Form CDT.

"Do you have room to reflect, respond, relish, relax?
Room for Duende? To evoke - passion, praise, potential, art?
Room to breathe?
Passionately, Freely, Spontaneously, Deeply, Lightly?
Hold your breath!
Close your eyes!
Dream!
Think!"

Curated by Kiyomi & Mayumi Lashbrook

Contact the exhibitor:
http://www.chrislashbrookphotography.ca/
chris@webbandlashbrook.ca

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