Teasing Gravity (Apr 15, 2023)



TEASING GRAVITY is a thrilling adventure in movement featuring contemporary dances by a selection of North America’s fastest rising choreographers. From the seriously funny pop rock send-ups by Rock Bottom Movement’s Alyssa Martin to the exuberant physicality of Human Body Expression’s Hanna Kiel, the over-the-top melodrama of UANA DANS’ Nicole Caruana and the power and precision of ArchDance’s Jennifer Archibald, TEASING GRAVITY will leave audiences breathless with the art form’s endless possibilities.

CCDT LATTICE Jennifer Archibald

“perfect alchemy” – The Scotsman

“simply breathtaking” – Dance International

“a national treasure…among Toronto’s top dance companies” – The Globe and Mail

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre is a repertory company launched in 1980 by Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark and Managing Director Michael deConinck Smith. CCDT’s audiences enjoy creations by an international roster of more than sixty dance luminaries including the UK’s Alexander Whitley, NYC’s Colin Connor and Canada’s Jera Wolfe, Apolonia Velasquez and Santee Smith.  Presentation highlights include appearances at Toronto’s Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres and five invitations to the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa. As a pioneering touring company in Ontario, CCDT has introduced audiences of more than three hundred thousand to its unique brand of entertaining and inspiring contemporary dance. Farther afield, the Company has toured from Vancouver to Quebec City and has performed in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Scotland. Culminating a three-decade relationship with the José Limón Dance Company, CCDT performed to standing ovations at New York City’s storied Joyce Theater as part of its sister company’s historic 70th anniversary International Dance Festival. In 2018 CCDT was featured in Harbourfront’s inaugural Junior International Festival and at Fall For Dance North, Canada’s premiere international dance festival.

CCDT Lacrimosa Nicole Caruana

Deborah Lundmark, CCDT Co-Founder, Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer, has created more than 40 works for her company. These include collaborations with the Danny Grossman Dance Company, the Toronto Children’s Chorus and blues artists, Carlos del Junco, Thompson Egbo-Egbo and Jerome Godboo. From her Street Songs (1980) to Dancing Day (1989), Precipice (2010), Rain Horse (2016), and Locust-cry (2022) Ms. Lundmark has impressed audiences and critics alike with the power, precision and artistry of her unique Company. She has commissioned over one hundred works from a who’s who of international choreographers and her Company has been critically acclaimed as a national treasure by The Globe and Mail.