Private, informal and invite only gathering to watch "Dancing with the Universe" Archival footage. Please note the archival footage is to professional quality and those who have watched say that show carries to video format well.
TIME: 7:00 pm
DATE: Wednesday June 29, 2022
ADRESS: 306 Garden Avenue, Toronto
REGISTER TO ATTEND:
To keep number to under 12 we need to have everyone register. Soory no drop-ins
FILM: "Dancing with the Universe" (one hour and fourteen minutes in length)
DONATIONS: Donations above and beyond the $10 entrance fee are welcome and will be matched $-for-$ by a matching donor. Donations also by Square chip reader at the door.
Did you miss the two day run of "Dancing with the Unversed that occurred in Toronto April 23 and 24, 2022.
Or do you want to see and ponder upon it gain in community of fellow watchers?
On Wednesday June 29, 2022 in Kathleen's home studio she is inviting a small group of watchers to see the archival footage. Popcorn included!
It is fundraiser for RDDP. Entrance is $10 and any amount above and beyond that received a charitable tax receipt.
We have matching donor so every $ you donate above the $10 entrance fee will be matched up to $1500. Please help us turn $1500 into $3000!
STORY: We ended up having to hire three extra understudies (we already had two) due to COVID illness and this resulted in us going over budget. By opening night all five understudies we on stage due to COVID illness and quarantine requirements. I ended up on stage as the 6th understudy to cover a few spots with only a few hours notice!... so will you see glimpses of me in the film. It was a small miracle that show made it to the stage!
Donations are much appreciated to help us through.
- Masks are optional
- Three HEPA filters will be running in the space
- Windows will be open
- All levels of vaccination and non-vacation are welcome.
- Gathering is limited to 12 people
Dancing with the Universe is a dance theatre production co-directed by Vivian Chong and choreographer Kathleen Rea with dramaturge by Tristan Whiston. It tells Vivian’s life story of losing her sight due to a rare reaction to ibuprofen and her journey to rediscover herself as a multidisciplinary artist and athlete. Chong performs in the production alongside an ensemble cast of dancers and cellist Cheryl Ockrant. Drawings Vivian created while she was losing her sight that depict the event and her hospital stay as well as drawings she created after losing her sight are seen in animated videos. Dancing with the Universe is an interdisciplinary journey of human emotions that shines a light on loss, grief and resilience. Through her sense of humour and by moving towards that which she loves to do, Chong has fully found her voice as a multidisciplinary artist.