Toronto Dance Theatre performs during Entertainment Series
Jesse Bonello - Staff Writer
The Toronto Dance Theatre performed their House Mix show in front of a full crowd at the Sioux-Hudson Entertainment Series on Oct. 17.
William Prince set the bar high during the first Entertainment Series show this season, back on Sept. 20, and the Toronto Dance Theatre held that high standard with their dynamic performance.
Their website describes the House Mix show, “A program of short works by Christopher House created over three decades, House Mix includes Martingales, Fjeld excerpts, Echo Dark, Vena Cava and Thirteen. Performed by a company of twelve dancers, this dynamic program has toured extensively in Canada and beyond.”
The audience watched with intrigue and awe during the performance, which was felt by both the choreographers and the dancers.
Artistic director Christopher House said that crowd energy isn’t always felt during their performances.
“It’s wonderful, and I think it really speaks to this community because we could feel their energy and we could tell that this is a community that enjoys sharing these live performance experiences. We don’t encounter that everywhere,” he said.
For the twelve dancers, being in Sioux Lookout was a new experience, but it was one that they enjoyed.
“I definitely wasn’t expecting to see so much snow, but it’s a very pretty little town,” said company dancer Nicole Bond.
“Everyone has been so friendly. We’ve had quite the warm welcome to this awesome community,” said company dancer Peter Kelly.
Christopher House came to Sioux Lookout back in 1988 with the company. He shared that he enjoyed it then and he still enjoys it now.
“It’s so beautiful around here. It’s so gorgeous and everyone is so friendly. There’s lots of great energy here. I always end up coming here around winter, so I definitely need to make my way up here in the summer next,” he concluded.
The next Entertainment Series show is on Nov. 3 when pianist Sarah Hagen brings her mix of wit and classical music to town. This performance has a venue change and will be taking place at St. Andrews United Church.
For more information on tickets and performances, visit siouxhudsonentertainmentseries.ca.