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Four dancers in burnt-orange jumpsuits are leaning back alongside each other and you can't see their faces. They are each extending out an arm above them towards the centre to clasp their hands altogether. "You Can't Take It With You" by Liz Kinoshita © Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker

You Can’t Take It With You

Saturday November 19, 2022
Begins at 8:00 p.m. ET
Tickets range from $0 to $35
Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street (VIEW MAP)

Accessibility Info: ASL interpretation is provided during the live performance. Unfortunately the Winchester Street Theatre is not currently wheelchair accessible. Full accessibility details: https://tdt.org/your-visit/accessibility/

Toronto Dance Community Love-In in partnership with TDT presents: You Can’t Take It With You by Liz Kinoshita

About the Work

Liz Kinoshita is inspired by her relationship to necessity vs. waste and the weight it bears upon us, physically, mentally and emotionally. In You Can’t Take It With You she investigates within dance and musicality, what we need to survive, and what we need to discard in order to sustain ourselves and our environments. The weight and momentum of the piece are driven by dancing, singing performers: by pushing the tempos, tensions and expectations in the room, they provoke possible new angles and energy to explored problems.  

Liz Kinoshita has been working on her own choreographic proposals with Justin F. Kennedy, Clinton Stringer and Salka Ardal Rosengren since 2013, and with Vincent Jonsson and Bryana Fritz since 2016. They work very collaboratively and Liz is honoured to spend time with these performers in both the creation process as well as on stage. As such, they are excited to share the creative ideas this cast brings with them as well as the performance You Can’t Take It With You on this transnational tour of Canada in 2022, presented by a special network of partners including Springboard Performance’s Fluid Festival in Calgary (AB), Art Holm and Young Lungs Dance Exchange in Winnipeg (MA), and Live Arts and SiNS in Halifax (NS), and we acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council of the Arts.

Questions about the show and tickets? Email info@tolovein.com

Liz Kinoshita + Company is also leading a few workshops earlier in the week, including a workshop at Winchester Street Street Theatre on Tuesday November 15 with Vincent Jonsson! Visit TO Love-In’s webpage to learn more and sign up!

About the Artist

Liz Kinoshita

Liz Kinoshita was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to Europe in 2002. She studied at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium between 2004 and 2008. Liz has since worked with ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Tino Sehgal, Good Move/Eleanor Bauer, Hiatus/Daniel Linehan, among others, as well as making her own work with collaborators such as Clinton Stringer, Justin F. Kennedy, and Salka Ardal Rosengren. In 2013 she started her research into the mechanisms of the musical. In 2014 she created VOLCANO, a contemporary dance backstage musical performance. In 2017 Liz premiered Radical Empathy (commissioned by Den Danske Scenekunstskole) and You Can’t Take It With You, an in-the-round performance about waste vs necessity. Liz was part of the artistic team for West Side Story on Broadway, choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and directed by Ivo van Hove. Liz’s new creation 11 O’clock is set to be shared on stage and screen in 2021-2023.

Production Credits

Justin F. Kennedy (performer)
Clinton Stringer (performer)
Vincent Jonsson (performer)
Liz Kinoshita (choreographer + performer)
Elke Verachtert (light and tech redesign)
Caravan Productions (executive production)

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