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A digital collage featuring several 3-D cut-out images of one dance artist in different poses on the left half, and two dance artists in different poses on the right half. The cut-outs sit over top of a background of various multi-coloured rocks. Still of Yuichiro Inoue and KINAJ (Kin Nguien and AJ Velasco). Design by Driftnote

Spring Double Bill

ft. new works by Yuichiro Inoue and KINAJ
April 4 - 13, 2024
Pay-What-You-Can tickets will go on sale Fall 2023
Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON, M4X 1B2 (VIEW MAP)

Accessibility Info: The production will include a performance with ASL Interpretation. Unfortunately the Winchester Street Theatre is not currently wheelchair accessible. Full accessibility details: https://tdt.org/your-visit/accessibility/

TDT is thrilled to present a double bill where company and guest dancers will share the stage through two new enticing works. Long-time Company Dancer Yuichiro Inoue will choreograph his first full piece with members of the ensemble, reflective of his virtuosic career with TDT.  Following this work, artistic duo KINAJ (AJ Velasco and Kin Nguien) will share a piece that incorporates their cross-genre practices in street styles and contemporary dance, building upon the ideas and conversations they began during their 2022/23 Pilot Episodes residency at TDT.

Ticket Options

TDT believes that cost should not be a barrier to experiencing live performance and is offering tickets on a sliding scale model for this season’s productions. Ranging from $10 to $45, audiences are invited to select whichever ticket price option that works best for them. Tickets will become available in Fall 2023 —stay tuned for when it is announced.

About the Choreographers

Yuichiro Inoue Photo by McKenzie James

Yuichiro Inoue

Originally from Japan, Yuichiro Inoue first gained recognition as one of the country’s top Kung-Fu kids. His ballet training soon followed and by the age of 15 he moved to Germany to train on scholarship at the John Cranko Ballet School in Stuttgart. He went on to perform as a member of Staatstheater Braunschweig, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and the Saarlaendisches Statts Theatre in Saarbruecken before moving to Toronto to complete the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School (RAD status). Upon graduation he was hired at TDT and is thrilled to be in his 17th season with the company. Yuichiro has taught at TDT, Dance Arts Institue (formerly The School of Toronto Dance Theatre), Canada’s National Ballet School, Dance Teq, the Quinte Ballet School, and the Pia Bouman School of Dance, The Canadian School of Ballet and for schools and companies throughout Japan, including Kobe University. His choreography has been commissioned for film, festivals and international competitions.

Portrait of Kin Nguien and AJ Velasco, the artists of KINAJ collective Photo by Axel Villamil


KINAJ is a cross-genre dance collective created and led by Kin Nguien and AJ Velasco. Since 2020, KINAJ’s mission has been to bridge gaps between various art disciplines such as dance, film, photography and music through the art of collaboration and knowledge exchange. They create cross-genre dance work that fuses street styles and contemporary dance with improvisation and partnering techniques. Guided by storytelling, they continue to challenge the status quo with their witty and relatable performance while speaking on various social issues pertinent to the present times.

Instagram: @kinaj.co

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