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Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is thrilled to reveal its programming for the 2020/21 Season, which marks Andrew Tay’s first season as the company’s Artistic Director.

Programming includes:
- Bin Chicken film from Alyssa Martin
- Choreographic residencies with Pulga Muchochoma and Christianne Ullmark
- Experimental lab Pilot Episodes co-facilitated by Tedd Robinson and Andrew Tay
- Double Bill of new works from Jaz Fairy J and Michael Caldwell

Amidst the current pandemic and safe distancing measures put in place, Toronto Dance Theatre collaborated with the season’s choreographers to pivot its upcoming dance programming to engage with artists and audiences through a variety of formats. Internal reflection has also become priority in the company’s season in terms of how the organization produces work and engages with communities. This includes dedicating time throughout the Fall to company-wide education sessions on decolonization and anti-Black racism, which TDT has recently set out in Phase I of their Anti-Racism Plan.

“I am extremely excited to start my first season as Artistic Director of Toronto Dance Theatre! It’s an incredible opportunity to work with the talented company members and to be able to contribute to the development of the company at such a pivotal moment,” says Andrew Tay.

“The conditions under which I am arriving are unique to say the least! The uncertainty of when we will be able to gather again in theatres presents the opportunity for TDT to put a special emphasis on reflection, education, and devoting more time to research and process this season. This is something to be valorized, and normally impossible within the machine of constant production that most dance companies traditionally find themselves in. A season of contemplative process and building new community connections will also inform my work as I design my first TDT season to be launched in the Summer of 2021.”

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