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Daniels Spectrum

585 Dundas Street East

Toronto, Ontario M5A2B7

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Celebrate 20 years of traditionally innovative dance with COBA!


We are throwing the doors open to catch a sneak peak of this year's production, Evoque - Passions Deep Within, featuring world premiere works by guest choreographer Arsenio Andrade Calderon and co-Artistic Director, BaKari I. Lindsay. Following the performance chat with the artists, choreographers and COBA's Artistic Directors. This year's themes cover topics such as violence, coming of age, spirituality and African tradition.

Schools/classes may elect to spend the full day with us and receive a guided tour of the newly opened arts facility as well as enjoy lunch catered by the Paintbox Bistro.

Red Candle (Arsenio Andrade Calderon) - Premiere

‘through this particular work I represent an important social issue that has been affecting our society. In one way or another it is not specially the story of one but the story of many. We have not been focusing on violence and human rights abuses against individuals especially women . This is a worldwide disease.....'

Doption (BaKari I. Lindsay) - Premiere

A work that is a vision on spiritual transcendence. It draws heavily on African spiritualism, which dates back centuries but is reflective and responsive to the present. In the Shouter Baptist movement a “doption” is a guttural sound used by baptismal candidates during ritual for spiritual transcendence. This guttural vocal is as much physical as its oral and often moves the initiate to a place of “free will”.

Ancestral Calling (BaKari I. Lindsay)

A remount of Lindsay's solo work, originally premiered as part of Moonhorse Dance Theatre's Older & Reckless series, which tackles the intersection of spiritual, tradition and physicality.

Doun Doun Dance (Sis Robin Hibbert)

A playful tribute to Guinea’s spirited ku-ku rhythm and the high-octane stick-drum dancing traditionally performed by women from the Forest Region. Originally performed only on the djembe, ku-ku is played to mark the end of the harvest festivities and during celebration festivities.

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585 Dundas Street East

Toronto, Ontario M5A2B7

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