A new BFA Dance program is currently undergoing Ministerial review. Once approved, the new program will commence in Fall 2016. Prospective students interested in the program should contact Tina Lambert, undergraduate program administrator, or Anna Mouat, chair of Dance for more information.
Christopher House is a leading choreographer, performer, director and teacher. Since he accepted the Artistic Director position at Toronto Dance Theatre in 1994, he has contributed over fifty works to the TDT repertoire, created commissions, and made short films. His works and workshops have toured across the Americas, and to centres in Europe and Asia. Since 2006, his ongoing involvement with the experimental practice of choreographer Deborah Hay has profoundly influenced his teaching and directing. House has won many awards, including three Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Choreography, the Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Dance, an honorary doctor of letters from Memorial University, and the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts Silver Ticket Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.
He will be guest teaching in DNCE 581.5: Performance Generating Systems, (Jan. 5-9, 2016) and performing his solo adaptation of Hay's I’ll Crane for You in the Matthews Theatre (Jan. 9 & 10, 2016).
Iris Heitzinger, a freelance contemporary dance performer, choreographer and teacher, has taught dance professionals in Austria, Poland, Canada, the UK, Spain and Japan. Her co-choreographed collaboration with editta braun company Paula is currently touring internationally.
Iris Heitzinger will be Guest Artist in Residence in the dance division for the first half of Winter term 2016, teaching contemporary dance and composition to Dance majors, and choreographing a work for Mainstage Dance.
Louis Laberge-Côté has worked with some of Canadaʼs most renowned choreographers including Peggy Baker, Serge Bennathan, Danny Grossman, and Sasha Ivanochko. An award-winning choreographer, his work has been presented to critical acclaim in Canada and Europe.
Louis Laberge-Côté will be Guest Artist in Residence in the dance Division for the second half of Winter term 2016, teaching contemporary dance and composition to Dance majors, and choreographing a work for Dance at Night.
The dance program at the School of Creative and Performing Arts combines rigour with experimentation, discipline with creativity, and reflection with passion. Reimagining artistry for the 21st Century, the BA in Dance provides both intensive studio training and inspired intellectual inquiry, providing first class preparation for a wide range of professional opportunities and vocations beyond graduation.