JUNE 13 - 16, 2019

Ryerson School of Performance

Connecting Talent with Opportunity

Parodos is a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, and multi-generational summer festival with an emphasis on work that is fresh, entertaining and professional. There is a focus on pairing emerging artists with seasoned professionals.

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2019 SCHEDULE

Thursday

June 13

Spark

By: Ryenamics

Studio Theatre

7:00 pm

An Evening with

Sir Twaddle Dreck

By: Matt K. Miller

Studio Theatre 

8:00 pm ​

Friday

June 14

So Speaks the Land

By: Velina Hasu Houston

Studio Theatre

2:00 pm 

 

Spark

By: Ryenamics

Studio Theatre

6:30 pm

IMPROMPTU

By: Hassan El-Amin

Studio Theatre

7:30 pm

 

Saturday

June 15

So Speaks the Land

By: Velina Hasu Houston

Studio Theatre

2:00 pm 

 

I Have a Voice Too

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4:00 pm

 

Fuzion

By: Dancehall Creatives

SLC Amphitheater

5:00 pm

 

Spark

By: Ryenamics

Studio Theatre

6:30 pm

IMPROMPTU

By: Hassan El-Amin

Studio Theatre

7:30 pm

Four Seasons Project

By: Dasein Dance

Ryerson Theatre

8:00 pm

Sunday

June 16

Macbeth: More Than Man

By: Panoply Classical Collective

Ryerson Theatre

1:00 pm 

Macbeth: More Than Man

By: Panoply Classical Collective

Ryerson Theatre

4:00 pm 

 

 

FESTIVAL SHOWS

By: Dasein Dance
The Four Seasons Project brings together 80 youth age 11-18 in a reimagining of Vivaldi’s masterpiece. Four youth dance companies and one youth string ensemble, from four cities, will come together in a multi-disciplinary production that brings a youthful twist to the celebrated Four Seasons.
 
Collectively with the youth we have developed a movement score inspired solely by the rich imagery Vivildi brings to life through these timeless concertos. Woven together are the results of this collaboration that unite music, movement and text in a beautiful celebration of nature, youth and the transcendent music of Antonio Vivaldi.
By: Panoply Classical Collective

Panoply Classical Collective is "dedicated to examining classical texts and practices, and using our contemporary perspective to bring forth their universal stories".

Macbeth: More Than Man uses the text of William Shakespeare's Macbeth and reframes this story for our current time by challenging the conventions of age, theatre, and gender.  This is a remount of Panoply's acclaimed production produced in January 2019.

By: Hassan El-Amin

When the headliner for the night cancels at a local club, a handful of courageous people, with little more than a microphone, a piano player, and a PA system, take it to the stage. 

By: Ryenamics

Ryenamics, Ryerson’s premier acapella group, is thrilled to be given the opportunity to once again showcase our vocal talents at the Parodos Festival.  Last year we were given an incredible leg up into the acapella world, bringing our group to life. This year, we show you the fire that spark lit, with brand-new repertoire featuring all-new arrangements by our very own members!  We can’t wait for our voices to spark in your hearts the same joy, love, and happiness that we have for the art of modern acapella music!

By: Matt K. Miller

Though you may never have heard of him, Sir Twaddle Dreck has been disgracing the stage for decades.  His spectacular failures in some of the greatest roles in the Shakespearean canon are only surpassed by his disastrous personal life.  Spend an hour or so being regaled by this ridiculous raconteur as he recalls the highs and lows of a life lived in talentless oblivion. 

By:  Velina Hasu-Houston

A group of friends who met at a summer retreat in Australia are reunited when one of them is taken into police custody in Perth and dies.  During a Sunrise Ceremony, the five friends face their deepest fears in preparation for the Sorry Business that will put their friend to rest.

 

This project is funded by Partnership for Change: The RBC Immigrant, Diversity, and Inclusion Project at Ryerson University, with additional funding support from Ryerson International Experiential Learning Initiatives Fund (RIELIF) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. All performances will have a facilitated and audio-recorded Question & Answer period immediately following the show. Audience members may choose to stay and participate in this discussion. 

A Soca & Dancehall Dance Workshop

Dancehall Creatives is a creative agency that works on Dancehall-related projects in Toronto while aiming to revolutionize the ways we consume Dancehall content & culture. As an agency, Dancehall Creatives also fosters the ideas of Dancehall-related talent while adding the expertise of a team of creative professionals. 

By: Various Performers

I Have a Voice Too is a night of curated performances, featuring original work from youths in and around Toronto, aged 12-17 years old. From singing to spoken word poetry, these young performers are using their voices and talent to highlight what really matters to them. 

 

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