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I'll Crane For You

Toronto Dance Theatre | Deborah Hay/Christopher House
New York/Toronto

Saturday, Jan. 9 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $25 Adults - $15 Students/Seniors/UCalgary faculty

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Listed in the top 5 dance events of 2015 by the Globe and Mail

Toronto Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Christopher House performs his latest adaptation of post-modern iconoclast Deborah Hay’s solo work. House is challenged to detach from decades of dance experience in order to once again ask questions with the whole body on stage. In response, he ‘expresses a state of perfect disorganization,’ full of surprises and charged by his unique ability to attend to every moment ‘with exquisite gentleness’ (

It’s a subtle, absurd piece, presented without music, and relying on no conventionally set choreography. Instead, Hay uses “scores” to transpose her pieces. In I’ll Crane for You, the score consists of a list of questions that the dancer must, in some way, address. What emerged was a surprising, irreducible presentation – sad, manic, weird, surreal, full of tiny, startling movement – really like nothing I’d ever seen. - Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail, Fri. Oct. 30, 2015