Four Seasons Project

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.

Running Time: 60 Minutes

Performance Date and Time:

Saturday June 15th @ 8:00 pm

Photography: Caitlyn Vader
Dancers: Rosedale Heights School of the Arts Dance company 
Lacey completed a BFA (Hons.) in Performance Dance at Ryerson University, where she found her passion for choreography. Soon after graduation, she was selected by Dance Ontario for the Creative Partnership to create her first professional work, Unframed Portraits. In 2008, she created The Gaze for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal’s First National Choreographic Competition, which premiered at L’Agora de la Danse in Montreal. Lacey premiered her first full-length work I.Me.You.We. pictures of my heart in 2015.
In addition to her own work, Lacey has had the pleasure of interpreting works by distinguished choreographers Denise Fujiwara, Robert Desrosiers, D.A. Hoskins, Andrea Nann, Gerry Trentham and Jody Oberfelder. Over the past seven years, Lacey has worked with Fujiwara Dance Inventions on the Dora nominated production Eunoia and on their new work Songs That Move Us. She is also a Dora Mavor Moore recipient for her role in the ensemble of The Deitrich Group’s, This is a Costume Drama.
Lacey is very passionate about engaging youth and committed to the development of the next generation of young dancers through a variety of initiatives.  She is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the Four Seasons Project to the Parodos Festival.

Lacey Smith 

Choreographer

This season marks Joseph Lanza's 31st as Concertmaster of the former Orchestra London, now known as London Symphonia. While continuing a busy schedule of orchestral, chamber music and solo playing on modern violin, he has, over the past two decades, developed a serious commitment to historical performance on baroque violin.
 
Joseph studied baroque violin with Jeanne Lamon, Stephen Marvin, and with Marilyn McDonald at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. Frequently engaged by Tafelmusik since 1996, Joseph has performed on numerous recordings and tours with this ensemble. He has performed double concertos with Jeanne Lamon on Orchestra London concerts and has annually directed that ensemble in Baroque programmes since 1998; he has made three guest appearances directing the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in baroque and classical repertoire.
 
Joseph has taught early music performance at Western University since 1995; this is his third year as director of the school's Early Music Studio.

Joseph Lanza 

Musical Director & Violin Soloist

Rebecca Walsh, a 2017 Performance Production graduate from Ryerson, is a Toronto-based Stage Manager and Arts Administrator. She has worked for the Toronto International Film Festival, Tiger Princess Dance Projects and has assistant stage managed Dusk Dances: Withrow Park, Signal Theatre’s Bearing at the 2017 Luminato Festival, as well as assisted acclaimed productions with Toronto Dance Theatre, Citadel + Compagnie, and Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. Other recent works includes apprentice stage managing productions with Smile Theatre, Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Orchestra Toronto, and Toronto’s Hart House Theatre. Rebecca is thrilled to be returning to Toronto Dance Theatre for their 18/19 season!

Rebecca Walsh

Stage Manager

Miko Sobreira grew up in small towns in Venezuela, Mexico and Spain. There he was exposed to and deeply influenced by Afro-Venezuelan, Latin-Caribbean and Spanish culture. By the age of seven his theatrical career began with Compañia de Teatro Ciudad Bolivar. In Venezuela Miko performed with Compañia del Estado Miranda, Teatro Nacional Juvenil, Rajatabla and Comedia del Arte troupe Tiempo Comun.
Since immigrating to Toronto in 1994, Miko has had the opportunity to collaborate and perform with many Canadian choreographers such as Claudia Moore, Pam Johnson, Maxine Heppner, Holly Small, Alejandro Ronceria, Learie McNichols, David Duclos, Allen and Karen Kaeja, Corpus, Sound Image Theatre, Victor Quijada, Katherine Tardiff, Francine Gagne and many more. Miko worked with RUBBERBANDdancegroup as a dramaturge for seven years after collaborating and performing as a guest artist since 2001. For the past twelve years, Miko has worked with Fujiwara Dance Inventions on No Exit, Eunoia and currently on the creation of Songs That Move Us.

Miko Sobreira 

Dramaturge

Simon Rossiter is a Toronto-based lighting designer who occasionally designs scenery. He has created more than two hundred original designs for a diversity of theatre and dance companies throughout Canada, including works with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, the National Ballet of Canada, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Théâtre français de Toronto, Theatre New Brunswick, and Toronto Dance Theatre. He is the lighting director of Fall for Dance North and teaches at the University of Waterloo. The recipient of three Dora Mavor Moore awards and eight nominations for outstanding lighting design, he is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.

Simon Rossiter

Lighting Designer

Violinist, Irene Tandberg's career as performer and pedagogue spans four decades. She has established vibrant private and university studios where students have received many prestigious awards, obtained positions at notable international & domestic schools & orchestras, and pursued distinguished solo careers. Her aim is to spark, in every student, a lifelong commitment to the arts no matter where their career path leads.
 
Inspired by her 27-year tenure as Co-Director of Forest City School for Talent Education, Tandberg became the Founding Director of Young Artists Pre-College Academy in London Ontario, committed to “Artistry and Community”. YAPCA’s, https://www.yapca.ca, diverse programming motivates students to explore their full potential technically and artistically in a collegial, non-competitive environment. Weekly Performance, Chamber, Master Classes and seminars enrich their musical experience. They collaborate in many exciting artistic projects throughout the community, including performing as guests with London Symphonia, El Sistema and Cancer fundraisers.

Irene Tandberg

Music Co-ordinator

Costume and Prop Designer, Black President, Ryerson's New Voices (2019); Costume Designer, Urge, Dances 2018, Ryerson School Of Performance (2018); Set and Costume Designer, Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare in Action (2018); Wardrobe Supervisor, Choreographic Works, Ryerson School of Performance (2018); Costume Designer, Walter's Way, Ryerson Thesis Film (2018); Assistant Stage Manager, Jack and the Beanstalk, Ryerson School of Performance (2017); Wardrobe Assistant, Seventh Seal, Ryerson School of Performance (2017). 

Aaliyah Sundar

Costume Designer