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Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) unveiled their programming for the 2019/20 season while announcing that 2019/20 will be Christopher House’s last season as Artistic Director.

“It has been a privilege to lead this company for twenty-six seasons and to have danced and choreographed here for more than forty years,” says House. I have had the good fortune of being surrounded by generous and hugely talented individuals both on and off the stage throughout my tenure; their support for my vision has been a constant source of energy and inspiration and I am proud of what we have accomplished together. As I move on to new challenges and adventures, I am deeply grateful for the opportunities and unforgettable experiences that my time here has provided, and excited to see what new paths Toronto Dance Theatre will travel in the future as one of Canada’s leading arts organizations.”

"I am very much looking forward to this new season, my last as Artistic Director of TDT,” says House. “I am a huge admirer of Ame Henderson and her work– she has made a major contribution to the creative life of TDT over the last five years and I am thrilled that she has agreed to create a new project for us. House Mix at the Fleck Dance Theatre will be a farewell program of sorts, including some of my favourite works that we have recently been touring. I have followed the delightful creations of Alyssa Martin for several years now and am very happy to be commissioning her first work for TDT. And finally, ending the season with I’ll Crane For You is a chance for me to go deeper into Deborah Hay’s remarkable world, and depart TDT as I arrived– as a dancer. "

In additional programming news, TDT will also participate in Fall for Dance North’s 5th annual international dance festival on October 2 and 3, 2019 at Meridian Hall (formerly the Sony Centre), performing Hanna Kiel’s kinetic tour-de-force GH 5.0, which originally premiered in TDT’s 50th anniversary production Glass Fields (2018). Featuring live music composed by Greg Harrison for this special FFDN presentation, GH 5.0 is a complex, energetic work created in response to Christopher House’s Glass Houses (1983).

As well, TDT will host their biennial Emerging Voices Project in December 2019 where nine choreographers will join mentors Ame Henderson and Christopher House, rehearsal director Rosemary James, and TDT’s company dancers for a two-week choreographic residency.

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