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TD Bridgemakers Project

December 2021 - July 2022

Seeking to stimulate artistic collaboration between Toronto-based dance artists and artists across Canada and abroad, the TD Bridgemakers Project commissions five pairs of artists to work remotely on the creation of five new digital works to be presented online throughout the 2021/22 Season: Ankita Alemona and Subhashree Parthasarathy; Danah Rosales and Justin de Luna; Erin Ball and Gaitrie Persaud; Sofí Gudiño and Ilse Gudiño; and Ashley “Colours” Perez and Viktor Manoel. Within each pair, there is a Toronto-based dance artist and another artist of any discipline based outside of the GTA (across Canada or Internationally). Multidisciplinary artist Francesca Chudnoff will be the Digital Dramaturg / Technical Consultant to support these long-distance collaborations.

Each project will culminate with a virtual broadcast event for audiences to hear from the artists and be the first to see their creations. These will occur between December 2021 and June 2022. Each work will become available on-demand following their premiere events until the end of TDT’s 2021/22 Season.

Experience On-Demand

Following the broadcasts, each work will remain available online until the end of TDT’s 2021/22 Season and can be accessed here as they are released throughout the season.

The Bridgemakers Project is made possible by the generous support of TD Canada Trust as well as the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital Now initiative.

The Creative Duos

Separate photos of Ankita and Subhashree

Left photo by Aryan Nayyar.

Ankita Alemona & Subhashree Parthasarathy

Separate photos of Danah Rosales and Justin de Luna

Left photo by Kristine Flores, Mix Mix Dance Collective. Right photo by Claudia Chan Tak.

Danah Rosales and Justin de Luna

Separate photos of Sofí Gudiño & Ilse Gudiño

Left photo by Josh Rille. Right photo by Lourdes González.

Sofí Gudiño & Ilse Gudiño

Separate photos of Erin Ball and Gaitrie Persaud

Left photo by Virginia Marie Photography.

Erin Ball and Gaitrie Persaud

Separate photos of Ashley Colours Perez and Viktor Manoel

Left Photo by Sam So.

Ashley Colours Perez and Viktor Manoel

Francesca Chudnoff standing between 2 pipes

Photo by Krista Newey @k_newz, Gallery TPW (2020)

ft. Francesca Chudnoff as Digital Dramaturg/Consultant

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