June 8, 2022
TDT presents Short&Sweet: Toronto Edition
an iconic performance party coming to Toronto for the first time
(Toronto) June 7, 2022 – Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is enthusiastic to share the details of the hit dance bash that is making its Toronto debut this summer at The Great Hall on Friday July 8 at 8:30 p.m.
A live edition of Andrew Tay and Sasha Kleinplatz’s event that has taken Montréal by storm for years, Short&Sweet: Toronto Edition features a large roster of artists in an eclectic range of dance styles and aesthetics. During the event, each artist will have the freedom to take risks and create whatever they want, so long that it is under three minutes in length. A timekeeper is present during the performances and if any artist goes over the allotted time frame, they will be cut off immediately. The performances will follow with a dance party until late.
“I’m super excited to close my first season of programming at TDT with the iconic performance party, Short&Sweet –presented for the first time in front of a live audience in Toronto,” says TDT Artistic Director Andrew Tay. “Known for bringing the dance and performance community together, the event provides artists with a platform to take risks and try out new ideas in a relaxed cabaret setting. Expect the unexpected and get ready for a wild, psychedelic mash-up of performances from a myriad of styles, generations, and approaches to art making.”
Short&Sweet: Toronto Edition will include twenty-five dances that end quickly, featuring artists: Aisha Nicholson and Cheryl Chan, Alyssa Martin, Amanda Acorn, b solomon, CM2 (Chantelle Mostacho and Caden MacKinnon), Darryl Tracy, Fran Chudnoff, jes sachse, Juju Guru, Kaelin Isserlin, Kate Hilliard, Lia Grainger, lo bil, Marcus “OG” Paris, Meryem Alaoui, MustBeFABY, Nova Bhattacharya, Nyda Kwasowsky, Public Recordings, Raoul “Jiggyman” Wilke, Ravyn Wngz, Syreeta Hector, Tygr Willy, Veronica Simpson, and Victoria Mata. Styles and aesthetics range from experimental to Waacking, contemporary, dancehall, Bharatnatyam, krump, and more.
Tay adds, “at its core, Short&Sweet offers an unintimidating way for audiences to discover artists and their works in a fun and festive atmosphere. Don’t forget to stay for the dance party afterwards and celebrate in the community with us!”
Short&Sweet: Toronto Edition is on Friday July 8 at The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West) with performances beginning at 8:30 p.m. EDT, followed by a dance party. Tickets ($15) are now available at tdt.org. The event will be presented with Deaf / ASL Interpretation and The Great Hall is an accessible venue.
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Emma Joy, Communications Manager
Toronto Dance Theatre
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ABOUT SHORT&SWEET: TORONTO EDITION
Friday July 8, 2022
Starts at 8:30 p.m. EDT
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W.
Presented with Deaf / ASL Interpretation
Artistic Director: Andrew Tay
Co-Curators: Andrew Tay and Sasha Kleinplatz
Performers: Aisha Nicholson, Alyssa Martin, Amanda Acorn, b solomon, CM2 (Chantelle Mostacho and Caden MacKinnon), Darryl Tracy, Fran Chudnoff, jes sachse, Juju Guru, Kaelin Isserlin, Kate Hilliard, Lia Grainger, lo bil, Marcus “OG” Paris, Meryem Alaoui, MustBeFABY, Nova Bhattacharya, Nyda Kwasowsky, Public Recordings, Raoul “Jiggyman” Wilke, Ravyn Wngz, Syreeta Hector, Tygr Willy, Veronica Simpson, and Victoria Mata
Production Manager: Tanya Bregstein
Production Assistant: Ash Ovington
Stage Manager: Brianna Unger
ABOUT TORONTO DANCE THEATRE
Founded in 1968 by Patricia Beatty, David Earle and Peter Randazzo, Toronto Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s largest and most active dance organizations for contemporary practices and forms. The company has produced a unique body of original choreography during its 54-year history and contributed to the artistic development of hundreds of dancers, choreographers, and other artists from across the country.
Ever fresh and adventurous, TDT is one of Canada’s leading innovators in dance while being one of the very few dance companies in the country with an ensemble of dancers. TDT is also driven to make a significant impact in dance by developing new works, supporting artists in their choreographic practices, and creating empowering dance experiences in the community.
Toronto Dance Theatre acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.